The Heart of an Assassin by Tony Bertot (2009).
I downloaded this e-book from Free-eBooks.net after seeing the brief blurb and the 47 likes against 9 dislikes. I started reading it the weekend before and as usual, I kept on stopping because of other duties until I was able to finish reading last Friday night.
It follows the story of a professional assassin named Nick Costello who was given an assignment to kill a mafia boss. He met a young boy named Tyler Santiago and this boy’s mother. After Tyler’s mother was shot by some gang members associated with a mafia family, the two men didn’t meet again until twenty years later — Nick still an assassin and Tyler now a cop.
A professional assassin, a mafia family, the FBI and the NYPD… mix them up in intelligence and counter-intelligence, you get a page-turner of a novel. However, I find the revelation/cliff-hanger for the second book a mixture of surprise and a little bit of disappointment.
So I’m looking forward to read The Birth of an Assassin and The Legacy of the Assassin. Overall, I’ll rate this book 5 stars – download this book now and forget the one you’re reading!