A high-octane thriller from the author of The Perfect Assassin.
David Slaton has a good life. He has a new wife and a house in the Virginia suburbs. But he also has a dark past. Slaton is a former kidon, the most lethal Israeli assassin ever created.
After decades of work, a brilliant scientist has taken Iran to the threshold of its dream - a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. Mossad must eliminate the man, but with a spy lurking high in its ranks there is only one option: bring back Slaton. The kidon has vowed to never kill again, but when his wife is attacked and forced to flee across Europe, events force his hand.
Slaton plots to assassinate one of the most closely guarded men on Earth. Success is improbable. Survival unlikely. Only when he learns the labyrinthine truth does Slaton see one high-stakes chance. A chance for an assassin’s game….
©2014 Ward Larsen (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen
My significant other laughs at me for being a review person.... I will read a ton of reviews before buying a audio book or I take a chance. I also feel responsible to write reviews based off the latter statement. This book had no audible reviews - So I took a chance.. The reviews that were available were based of book purchases and they were 50/50.. I love the occasional assassin book and decided to go for this one... Unfortunately I have to say that this Audio book was terrible. Luke Daniels has a great voice - But he butchered the accents and the pitches in his voice were grating.. If I were to write a book - I would hope that if I had a story line based off a persons of person from another country. I would find a narrator with some idea of an accent that made sense... I looked up Ward Larsen after listening to this book and what I believed holds true. He is the whitest man you will come across. I say that because it shows in the fact that Luke Daniels had the whitest voice for an Israeli Kidon you will ever hear.. It's hard to imagine a Mossad assassin when he sounds like an American white male....Not someone that lived in Israel for most of his life. Unfortunately a lot of narrators try to make this big gruff intimidating voice for tough guys and it is unnerving to me.. He also made this Israeli Kidon sound like he was in a constant state of anger and worry and that most definitely killed it for me... I imagine a Kidon being under constant control of his emotions. Not some guy that sounds like he took some uppers. The other accented voices were also bad, as they all had the tendency to high pitch at the end of every sentence as if to emphasize a point. If I wanted this audio book to be successful - I would take it off the market - Get the readers that wrote the House of Sand and fog and narrated it - Brilliantly by the way - And eat whatever you paid Luke Daniels - And re-release it after it was narrated again... If this book was o.k. - I would never know. The idea behind the story line seemed to have some promise - But getting there seemed very weak. . I honestly could not make it more than 2 hours in before quitting. It did not hold my interest on any level..
For what it's worth. J
The challenge is to write more than fifteen words to reiterate the title: this book is awful, on every level. Each page is worse than the one preceding it. The book has high pretensions of being an international spy thriller cum romance cum you name it, and fails equally badly at each endeavor, separately and together.
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