Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Killing Kind by Chris Holm

He's a hitman.  He finds out where the next kill will be and then decides if he thinks the person should live or die.  If he wishes to save them, he asks for ten times the price of the hit.  If the person pays it, he takes out the other hitman.  As is to be expected, he makes some influential people angry...

Mulholland Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 15th.

Michael becomes a target himself.  The bad guys are willing to pay $1 million for his death.  They find the best assassin they can and send him out to fix the problem.

This is a tale of a messed up life or two, men who are very good at killing people, and stupid people who think they are smart.  It's action packed, people are dying everywhere, and all I cared about was if Michael made it.  He's no angel, but he was a very interesting character.  At the end of the story, he's alone.  But he's been alone for a long time, it's no real change.

By far, the most exciting chapter in the book was when they were in a hotel conference room and there were three hitmen there.  The one going after the gambler who hit it big, the one trying to save him, and the one who intended to kill Michael.  That's way too many in one room and everything goes to hell.

I think one of the things that fascinates me in reading this type of story is how easy it is to con someone.  You let them assume things, you suggest things, and somehow it just works out.  That's why a conman or a hitman can be so convincing.

There is past history, present history being made, and lots of excitement in this read.  You won't be bored.

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