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Macmillan, 4 May 2012. ISBN: 978-0-230-74925-2
Will Robie is an assassin.He
kills to order, and sleeps soundly - when he sleeps that is. Returning to DC
following two successful eliminations he awaits his next assignment.His instructions arrive on a memory stick and
he has no reason to think that his latest job should be any different, but it
doesn’t work out that way, and Robie is suddenly the one being hunted.
Julie Getty has been living with the foster-parents from hell and not being a
girl to take any crap, she decides to head home. She arrives just in time to
see both her parents killed, and so Julie is also on the run.
Aptly described as an
action-packed thriller, when the lives of these two people collide, neither is
sure which of them is the target, as they escape the most hair-raising situations.
Both have a mission, Robie to find out about his last assignment, and Julie
wants to know why her parents were murdered, and then kill the killer.
Both are edgy
characters, used to acting alone, and neither given to trust anyone. But
circumstances have thrown them together. Whilst the action moves at a cracking
pace, the development of these two characters as they seek to keep one step ahead
of their pursuers and work out just what is going on is a major strength of the
The devastation that
they leave behind as they escape from one situation after another brings Robie into
contact with Special Agent Nicole Vance, but how much should he tell her?
A real page-turner,
couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes
lifelong Virginian, David was born in Richmond in 1960. He received his
Bachelor’s degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University
and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, after which
he practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C. He has published 22 books.
While David is involved in several
philanthropic organizations, his greatest efforts are dedicated to his family’s
‘Wish You Well foundation.’ Established by David and his wife, Michelle, the
Wish You Well Foundation supports family literacy in the United States by
fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy
and educational programs. In 2010 the Foundation partnered with Feeding America
to launch a program to address the connection between literacy, poverty and
hunger. Through Feeding Body & Mind, nearly 1 million new and used books
have been collected and distributed through area food banks. David explains,
“With this program, people go home with food, which they need to live, as well
as with books, which they need to change their lives.”