written by S.P. Grider
published by S.P. Grider
Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the author to review this book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: At first.
Grider has a great story idea in this novel. The first couple of pages had me hooked. Unfortunately, the story really never went anywhere from there.
There were too many unanswered questions. (Why was he tazed and rendered unconscious after accepting the position with The Phoenix?) He tells the story from a first person perspective but it’s unclear who he’s telling the story to or why?
There were too many typos and grammatical mistakes. Not enough to completely ruin the story but enough to distract or confuse a reader.
The military angle wasn’t well-researched. His story isn’t even close to how the military works. He doesn’t use the lingo and doesn’t understand what “top secret” means. You can’t just tell your girlfriend you’re on a secret assignment for the government as an assassin; not even in fiction.
With some additional research and a good editor, this story could be worth reading. But it’s just not there yet.
Would I recommend it: No.
Will I read it again: I was hardly able to force myself through the first reading. No, I won’t read it again.
About the book – from Goodreads: Chase Moore has always known that he was different. He’s always been one to be able to leave and never look back, but now he’s been chosen to be in a unit of assassins who specialize in accidents. His ability to leave has helped him become a killer with no remorse. What he doesn’t realize is that accidents can happen to everybody and sometimes they affect more people than you realize.
When his work life starts to affect his personal life, Chase realizes that some changes have to be made, whether he wants them to be or not.