Mark Twain wrote: In order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.
Average Rating: 4.0
Kane was a top CIA assassin until he suffered traumatic physical and psychological injuries in a mission that went horribly wrong. The Agency wiped his memory, gave him a new identity, and retired him to a life of mundane, anonymous domesticity. But his training, and his talent for killing, came back with a vengeance. He created a new life for himself as a killer-for-hire, righting wrongs for people who can't find peace or justice any other way. He doesn't know that his memories are fiction, or that he is always being watched, or that he's been targeted for death by a rogue faction within the Agency.
In this brutal, fast-moving thriller from Ralph Dennis, the author of the legendary Hardman series of crime novels, Kane finds himself caught between the mob, Cuban revolutionaries, and his own government as he seeks retribution for a man murdered for uncovering small-town corruption...and justice for another man on death row, falsely convicted of raping and murdering a child.
This is a rather innovative premise as assassin thrillers go. It's not very plausible, but it makes for a very exciting and interesting story. The characters are fairly well drawn and voiced distinctly by Shawn Compton. However, it is quite dated with pay phones rather than cell phones and much more smoking than you'd find in today's novels. Thankfully, the story is complete with no cliffhanger.
NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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