One day as I was talking about my book on Think Tank, I came across C Michelle Jefferies and we learned we had something in common. Australia. I'd lived there, she'd written a book set there - in the same place I'd lived. I was thrilled to get her book in my hands and I eagerly read it, finding all the parts of Canberra that I missed. The story is amazing. Here is the synopsis:
Hit man, Antony Danic, has never killed an innocent man. At least, the corporation he works for has never given him a reason to think otherwise—until now. Reeling from a series of complications and troubled assignments, the assassin is desperate for some downtime. As he sits on a white sandy beach in Tahiti watching his wife play in the waves, he can almost feel the ten-day vacation start to ease his tired muscles and calm his racing thoughts—until a messenger from his employer delivers a death threat. In a matter of seconds, the hunter has become the hunted. As he scrambles to find a way out of his “till death do us part” contract, he’s faced with the decision of a lifetime. Continue with business as usual and kill another innocent man—or do what’s right, even if it puts his family in jeopardy.
I was hooked on this book. I hadn't expected the intensity of the story when I first started it but I couldn't put it down. Antony is a very likable guy for being an assassin. He really wants to make the world a better place in a way he knows best, one bad guy at a time. His wife, Elite, has always wanted children and helps with fundraisers for orphans. Antony's handler, Catelyn, always seems to contact him at the most inconvenient times for jobs but he must obey or face the consequences. The relationship that Anthony has with his handler is enjoyable to read. I love that they play off each other in a not so nice way.
As the story progresses, Anthony begins to find his work assignments becoming a little too suspicious for him and he begins to wonder who he's working for. Gage, a good friend and old roommate, steps in and helps investigate using his computer smarts to track everything going on within the group that Antony works for.
This book is a must-read for those that love suspense. I can't wait to dive into her next book.
You can learn more at about Michelle at: www.cmichellejefferies.com
Her blog is here: cmichellejefferies.blogspot.com