From New York Times, USA Today, & Wall Street Journal best-selling author J.A. Redmerski, comes a dangerous and boundary pushing new crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers.
Since devastating secrets were uncovered by Nora Kessler, Niklas Fleischer and Victor Faust have been divided as business partners and brothers. Ultimately, Niklas is persuaded to lead a mission to Italy, and he sees it as an opportunity to set in motion forgiveness - or retribution - for his brother's betrayal. The mission: play the role of a wealthy German investor and kidnap a beautiful, notorious madam named Francesca Moretti.
No stranger to these types of roles, Niklas is the best man for the job. But this time the risks will be much greater, as he will not be doing it alone. Izabel Seyfried, still fresh out of a life of imprisonment and sex slavery, could be negatively affected by the things she will see in Moretti's mansion, and Niklas must keep her in line so she does not blow their cover and get them killed. But Niklas isn't the only one who must play a role - Nora takes on the humiliating task of playing Niklas' slave, and Izabel must play the role of his lover. On one hand, Niklas couldn't be enjoying himself more. On the other hand, the emotions that continue to rage inside of him may be too much for him to control, and it may be Niklas - not Izabel - who needs to be kept in line. He cannot forget what Victor has done, and this mission may just be the beginning of his downward spiral.
Can the blood bond that Niklas and Victor share as brothers be stronger than resentment? Or will vengeance dig the blade so deep that their bond be eternally severed?
©2015 Jessica Ann Redmerski (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Let's start with the narration by Audible Studios. In all five novels to date in this audiobook series Audible Studios has consistently delivered flawless 5 star narration. The multi narrator performance simply could not be better.
Victor and Izabel are back as lead protagonists in this profanity laced and sexually explicit, and totally addictive, novel which is Book 5 in In the Company of Killers series by JA Redmerski. The novel opens with Izabel, the primary protagonist and Victor's girlfriend, and sadistic killer Nora Kessler fulfilling a contract to kill a man who is heavily guarded. The contract is being paid for by the target victim's wife. There are multiple guards killed in getting to the target. The rest of the book is about a contract to recover a young woman who has been kidnapped by a human trafficking ring in Italy. Niklas is to lead the team of himself, Izabel acting as his girlfriend, and Nora Kessler acting as his slave.
Victor is up to something so he decides not to involve himself directly in the Italy caper. Niklas plays a larger role in this novel than in any prior one in the series. Izabel is still trying to prove herself a heartless and disciplined killer to Victor. Nora, who first appears as a lead character in this novel but has a background with Victor and Niklas going back to childhood, has the most difficult role in the caper.
The suspense is intense and the action is fast. I find the stories to be addictive. Suspense thrillers simply do not get better than this series written by Jessica Ann Redmerski. I recommend this book and this series to all who like incredibly intense suspense thrillers and do not mind the lawlessness, crude language and crudely described sexual content. It's a wild ride!
I just have to roll my eyes and say 'really' when someone writes in a review that the book was not 'realistic'...come on now 'really'!
This is a perfect continuation from Seeds of Iniquity. Victor knows where Niklas has been staying but gave Niklas his space until Victor needed him for a job.
Victor has a job offer to capture a woman in Italy who is running a sex slave operation like the one Izabel escaped from. So Victor tells Izabel she can't be part of the operation unless Niklas goes. So he sends Izabel and Nora to convince Niklas to head up the operation.
Niklas is an expert role player for inside intel. So Niklas takes the role of Dom, Nora is his submissive, and Izabel is his girlfriend. They manage to get inside the inner sanctum and their adventure begins.... I have to tell you part of their adventure is violent and make you cringe gross.
The book ends with the CIA/FBI/Interpol meeting with Victor and Fredrik. They want Victor to help them locate his previous boss. They are also accusing Fredrik of being a serial killer. They share information with Victor about Izabel having a baby that was taken from her when she was a sex slave.
When Niklas, Izabel and Nora return from the operation Victor debriefs them. He then tells Izabel their going on a short vacation. After Izabel leaves to pack Victor reads the information once again about Izabels' baby.
I have a few scenarios in mind about what Victor is up to with Izabel, the short vacation, and the baby.
All of the performers did a great job
Absolutely worth a credit.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Great series with great characters and a memorable narration, these narrators will forever be the gang of assassins in In the Company of Killers series! I read this one as it took so long for the audio to come out and immediately listened to it when the audio was available, it was like a whole different story! Great series, highly recommend!
Yes, the narrators are talented and the story engaging and addicting.
Yes. I have all of the previous books in audio and am grateful the narrators have remained the same and true to the tone of the story.
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