John Reznick is a former Delta Force black ops government sanctioned assassin acting for the greater good. Turner does a good job of showing us that there are consequences to every action and that just about everybody that sees active service in the military is damaged in some way. I found it very easy to relate this to my own family.
The story starts with the murder of an ex-Delta friend of Reznick. Remote assassination using a vulnerability in a car doesn’t seem realistic at first but on the same day I started reading this book I also read a technical article about wi-fi hacking new cars and taking control of everything from the air conditioning to the transmission. Really scary stuff. It gets worse. The ease with which the Iranian Quds cell runs rings around the intelligence services is both believable and terrifying at the same time.
The plot is simply a case of revenge. There are no huge surprises in this book but it was very easy to get wrapped up in the characters and the pace was such that I got so absorbed in reading this book that I didn’t go to bed until 2am. I hadn’t planned that. There was very little wastage in this book, everything flowed together really well. I was surprised at just how quickly I was able to read this book and that for me was a sign of enjoyment. This is a fast-paced thriller that will have you looking for more books by J.B. Turner.