In the contemporary world of secret government organisations, Shirin Reyes is a rogue, de-sanctioned assassin on a mission of revenge and justice, hunting the persons responsible for killing her husband. Damaged, dangerous and deadly, Shirin keeps moving forward, hunting, and being hunted, from one battlefield, ambush, and gun fight, to the next. She comes into the orbit of Director Zelig, who is closing in on the endgame of an ambitious plot to take control of the nation’s intelligence community. Working for Zelig comes the frightening psychotic killer Smith who is double crossing him, reporting to an elusive and secretive Old Man who seems to be pulling all the strings. Through the series of violent engagements, Shirin begins to understand the consequences her vendetta has on those she cares about as their lives are put in direct and immediate danger. Racing against a ticking clock Shirin tries to protect the people closest to her, while fighting the forces massing against her. In the end, she won’t stop until she gets her man.
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By Michael Sherer on March 28, 2014
If you like heroes who are more powerful than a locomotive, can leap tall buildings in a single bound, and run faster than a speeding bullet, this is definitely the series for you. That may seem like exaggeration, but Shirin Reyes drags a full-grown man down the aisle of an airplane and slams him against a bulkhead, dodges more speeding bullets than you can count, and leaps a…well, you’ll just have to find out for yourself.
Suffice it to say, the stock characters we’ve all grown to love and hate are here in full flower—the megalomaniacal intelligence director who has dirt on everyone and isn’t afraid to use it; the mysterious older puppet master behind the scenes who moves both heroes and villains around the city like chess pieces; the sadistic enforcer who plays both sides of the fence; the studly and competent rogue spy who becomes Shirin’s sidekick; the brave and talented innocents who get dragged into danger because of Shirin’s vulnerability (yes, she’s human after all). And they all play their parts to near perfection, propelling the action with jet fuel toward a satisfying conclusion that opens the door to Shirin’s next adventure.
If all this sounds cartoonish or straight out of a comic book, be forewarned, the content can be graphic. The book opens with a sex scene detailed enough to make E.L.
By Mimi on August 16, 2015
By EMBLA on April 5, 2014
This is a thriller like no other, the people in the story are evil and some sociopathic. I started questioning Shirin Reyes vengeance because of all the violence and bloodshed she left in the wake. Well, not all of it is hers. As I read on the picture became a lot bigger and clearer. It all made sense. The book is charged with technology, corruption, new modern concepts in a thriller. And oh yes, a lot of blood, gore and splattering brain matter, YAKES! What I find highly interesting in this fast phased thriller, even though there is very little time, the author manages to put in people feelings, their pondering, fear and doubt which makes them so utterly human, even some of the bad ones.
I am very excited that there is obviously a sequel coming, which is highly indicated in the end.
By Nancy L. Silk, Author/Reviewer on March 24, 2014