We had a new challenge start yesterday over at Moving Along with the Times, with the theme of Wedding or Anniversary, as it is once again that time of year :)
I also have another book review for you.
Hard Road by J.B.
Jon Reznick works as an
assassinator for the American government. He has military training and
experience which makes him ideal for the job. He is still grieving for the loss
of his wife in the 9/11 attacks when he gets a call for a target – all he knows
is it must look like a suicide, and the name of the target. Everything is going
to plan, until Reznick realises the man in the room is not the target he has
been allocated, and there is an FBI agent dead in the next room. Reznick
informs his handler and starts running with the intended victim. However, there
seems to be somebody waiting for him every step of the way. When they take his
daughter, he must start to rely on more than just the military training, and he
must also figure out who he can trust.
The FBI are also working a case –
that of the missing doctor that Reznick nearly assassinated. They want him back
and are willing to do anything to ensure his safety, including help Reznick
find his daughter. This brings them into close proximity and has them working
together to bring down the terrorist threat on the country.
You get to see into the mind of a
hit-man when he realises things are not going right, and the twists in this
story keep you guessing. You also get some insight about the main character for
the terrorist cell as some chapters focus on him, and how similar what he is
doing is to what Reznick also does. A fast paced, action-packed story that
keeps you on the edge of your seat.