This chilling tale explores how far people are willing to go when they think the end justifies the means. Government conspiracies abound, with so many switches in allegiances, lies and secrets that no one can be trusted. Intense, nonstop suspense makes this a lightning-quick read.
Rain, freelance government assassin, has been out of the business for years until he is tracked down in Tokyo and manipulated into taking on a job to prevent a coup in the United States. Just one hit. Except this job is so big that he must lead a team of killers who don’t trust each other, and after the hit he’s told there are two more targets; and the lies and deception escalate from there. The plan to fake terrorist attacks is real, the civilian carnage is real — but who is really behind it, and is Rain’s team playing for the good guys? (THOMAS AND MERCER, Jan., 322 pp., $14.95)