Assassins have no fun…at least that is how Jake Monday feels. Sure, it pays well and has tons of great benefits like beautiful women, fast cars and expensive clothes. But, when you hate your job, how can you enjoy its perks?
Jake finds that although he excels at killing, he finds no joy in it. His employer continues to push him to his limits, forcing Jake to re-evaluate his career choice.
The stakes are legendary, the danger acute, and the world may never be the same.
About the author
Robert Michael writes stories that resonate with realism. His character-driven tales come to life. Robert is the author of nine titles, including: Dark Mountain, Cry Me a River, and The Jake Monday Chronicles. He writes while blasting music and drinking copious amounts of diet sodas. When he is not writing, Robert can be found playing the Xbox or watching sports, especially his beloved Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, or Mountaineers.
The plot jumped from scene to scene and assignment to assignment without any transitions , so we never really learn anything about Jake other than that he doesn’t get along with Violet, a colleague. I found I didn’t care for or about Jake or any of the other players or the jerk-along plot. Thanks but no thanks regarding sequels.
Manic Monday opens beautifully with a scene of the Californian sun over the beach and two dead bodies. It then moves pretty fast with a good cast of characters. Jake Monday, a cold-blooded assassin, the intriguing Detective Charlotte Bellevue, and Eilif Nichlaisen, a rich man and the apparent victim, found with a dead man lying on the floor of his house. Then, Jack gets his new assignment and a dangerous offer.
Manic Monday has everything a thriller fan needs: lots of action, good intrigue, snappy dialogue and a neck-breaking pace.