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The Gauntlet Assassin Kindle Edition
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The hero of the hour is Lara, she was a police officer for 16 years and is now a freelance paramedic, the year is 2023 and she is to take part in the annual contest "The Gauntlet". As Lara is female and the oldest competitor, she is not ranking too highly, but she knows she has put the work in and has the experience behind her. The day before she is due to travel to the contest, and when on a call out, she is shot at as she arrives on the scene, on entering the property she find the Federal Employment Commissioner alive but with a large bullet hole in his shoulder!
When Lara arrives at the competition site, she is taken aback to spot the shooter, and wanders if he has followed her to the competition to finish the job......... And then the action really starts with Lara taking part in the gruelling competition - which needs all of her wits, intelligence as well as strength and stamina - dealing with the other competitors, murder and mayhem with a little romance thrown in for good measure.
At the same time, we are reading about events taking place months ago from a seemingly unrelated story, we actually bob back and forth between the here and now to the past as it all comes together in an explosive ending.
Nothing has been said if there will be more novels with Lara, can I request, pretty please, that there be more, I finished reading the book and wanted more, that says it all for me.
Meanwhile, several months earlier, Paul Madsen, an overweight, early thirty's computer programmer with serious self image issues, daydreams of dating his beautiful colleague Camille, and the latest programming job he has been given has given him an idea as to how he might make this daydream a reality.
What struck me straight away with this story is how professional the plot feels. With two interleaved stories that link together and drip feed you the clues, it feels very well put together indeed. All the clues are there if you want to try and work them out, and if not, then the revelations relating to the various plot twists and turns are nicely handled as well.
Kindle layout and presentation also feels very professional with very few mistakes of any description in the entire book.
Overall: 4 stars - I enjoyed this story and finished it in two evenings. The author's interpretation of our world in 2023 is believable, if slightly conservative. The story is fast paced and very well plotted and I would happily read a follow up if the author decides to write one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good solid story line however doesn't have the same suspense as her other novels, but I enjoyed all the same.Published 4 months ago by Bex
This is between 2 and three stars, it is not as bad as "I don't like it." but it's not good enough to "It's okay" It is an inoffensive yarn and helped me pass the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Robber Toe
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