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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Redemption Games [John Rain #4], by Barry Eisler

Funny story to start this off: it seems that all assassins in novel series are named John, like John Milton. Or John Rain, whose specialty it is to make the death look natural. (There are also the Jacks, like Reacher or Widow – they’re not assassin’s, they’re drifters. It’s a small and simple world out […]

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

The Old Man, by Thomas Perry

4 out of 5 stars. Great thriller that missed some potentials on side characters.

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Good books (2.5 to 3.5)

Ghosts (John Milton #4), by Mark Dawson

The fourth installment of this series sees John still running from the Group, but also united with former enemies now turned instable allies. It’s a classical trope in thriller literature, where friend becomes enemy, and enemy becomes friend – and maybe turn to enemy again. Or maybe in the world of spycraft and international assassins, […]

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Dark Horse [Orphan X #7], by Gregg Hurwitz

5 out of 5 stars. A thrill ride with an unexpected plot twist.

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Prodigal Son [Orphan X #6], by Gregg Hurwitz

5 out of 5 stars. High octane high-tech thriller and emotional rollercoaster.