9 July 2024

Review: ASSASSIN EIGHTEEEN, John Brownlow

  • This edition an e-book read on my Kindle from Amazon
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C1SYK85Q
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hanover Square Press (April 23, 2024)
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 468 pages
  • #2 in the series 

Synopsis ( Amazon)

I am waiting for someone to kill me. Tonight would be a good night for it.

Agent Seventeen, the most infamous hit man in the world, has quit. But whoever wants to become Assassin Eighteen must track him down and kill him first. So when a bullet hits the glass inches from his face, he knows who fired it—doesn't he?

It turns out that the sniper isn't the hardened killer he was expecting. It's Mireille—a mysterious silent child abandoned in the woods with instructions to pull the trigger. Reuniting with his spiky lover, Kat, Seventeen has to protect Mireille and discover who sent her to kill him and why. But the road he must travel is littered with bodies. And the answer, when it comes, will blow apart everything Seventeen thought he knew.

My Take

Seventeen is now living in Sixteen's house and has decided to retire. His handler thinks he has lost what it takes to be an assassin. Every night he shows himself to the world, inviting them to take him out. And then one night someone tries. 

But that is when Seventeen discovers he has a daughter who has been set up to shoot him. And he discovers he is maybe human after all. Not as tough as he thought he was.

In answer to your question: this is the sequel to SEVENTEEN and, yes, you should read them in order.   

A spy thriller, rather than a mystery,

My rating: 4.5

I've also read

4.5, SEVENTEEN: Last Man Standing - #1

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