Assassin’s Code

Assassins CodeAuthor: Ward Larsen

Series: David Slaton #4

Publisher: Forge

Release Date: August 22, 2017

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Reviewer: Jessica Higgins

Fast paced, suspenseful, and thoughtful! My favorite kind of story.

Former Mossad assassin David Slaton has been off the grid in the Philippines for eight months with his wife and son. When his wife is approached by a young mother scared for her missing husband, David agrees to go out to an abandoned government vessel to search for him.  Instead of a missing man, he finds for armed French Nationals intent of killing him.  After eliminating all threats, David finds a flash drive with his name on it in the pocket of one of the thugs.  What he finds is unexpected, a photo of Zavier Baland, the deputy direction of France’s antiterrorism division.  Only one problem enters his mind, he killed this man fifteen years ago by the name of Ali Samir.

This book was a fast paced cat and mouse game where part of the time the reader is sure who the cat and the mouse are. Although it is the fourth in a series, it has no problem being read as a standalone.  There is some history between a few of the characters, but it still plays out really well.  David Slaton is a very clever and shrewd character, but to be a Mossad assassin and still alive, I suppose that you would have to.  It reminds me of watching a Jason Bourne movie and watching the main character’s plan unfold out before your eyes.  I will definitely be on the lookout for future books in this series.  Might even have to go back and read some of the previous installments as well.  Good clean stories are getting harder to find, but if you like a good spy novel that will leave you second guessing throughout, this is the series for you!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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