Title: Verified Kill
Author: Patricia Logan
Publisher: Westburg Publishing
My Rating: 4.25 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Walker Easton has chosen a life of solitude and it’s always suited him well. When a young lover is viciously taken from him, he begins to reevaluate his connection with Emilio. Could he have saved the young man, had he resisted the deep seated desire to belong to someone? Lost and uncertain for the first time in his life, his bravado is slipping away. When he’s given his next filthy assignment, he remembers Emilio’s final words to him… “Who will grieve for you when you are gone, Walker?” His next choices set him on a dangerous path where there is no turning back and when an old friend gets in the way, he has an impossible decision to make.
Callum Tryst is a dangerous man in his own right. Young and cocky and undeniably one of the finest assassins alive, he goes after a target not knowing that there is one painted on his own back. When he crosses paths with a career sniper, he finally meets his match… or does he? Callum learns the hard way that perhaps the best weapon against his enemy is another enemy. He finds himself asking the question, “If I’ve never ever cared about anyone, did I ever really matter?”
Join the pair as they meet out justice as only they know how, in a desperate fight to the finish… and the discovery that the fight is not as they always assumed it to be. Assumptions get you killed… and dead men cannot love.
Just when you think you have an author sussed out and are pretty sure of what you are going to get they shake things up and throw something completely different into the mix. I have long been a fan of Patricia Logans boys, clubs and proclivities, this book gives you that but so much more.
Damn if this woman didn’t have me tearful within the first few pages. Emilio, sweet sweet Emilo so viciously killed in the street in front of his lover and total badass Walker. Walker Easton, hard man and assassin has just realised he is in love for the first time in his life only to have it snatched away from him.
With the back story we meet a few of the players. The future and Walkers determination for revenge bring us characters from stories past. They way they merge is perfect and there is still an element of sheer naughtiness to the story. I hadn’t expected this and it works perfectly.
Meet Callum Tryst another assassin who has seen and had too much darkness in his short life. His reason for the job maybe different but the results and memories are still the same. Two broken men, one target and a yearning for a different lifestyle will throw these men together. Both hurt and haunted but both desperate for change they will have to figure out which path to take.
This is edgy, dark and tense. Very different from the usual but a perfect start to what will hopefully be a long series and I for one am looking forward to it!
I would like to thank Patricia Logan for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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