• Rachel Penate

Hour of the Assassin by Matthew Quirk


SUMMARY: "On Nick Averose's latest assignment - to assess the security surrounding the former CIA director at his DC area home - he enters the man’s study only to find him alone and unconscious. Desperately attempting to save the man’s life, he contaminates the crime scene. Now, investigators believe Nick is somehow involved.

Nick knows he’s the perfect scapegoat. But who is framing him, and why? To clear his name, he must find the truth—a search that leads to a nefarious conspiracy whose roots stretch back decades." (Adapted from Goodreads)

REVIEW: Well if this wasn't a fun ride!! I picked up HOUR OF THE ASSASSIN as my Book of the Month pick right as COVID started to creep over the horizon and quarantine was very much a reality. It was a total mood choice for me as I typically don't pick up action thrillers. But, I'm so glad I did. This book proved to be the perfect, quick, fast-action, thriller I needed to act as a palate cleanser in between more difficult books.

While this book was definitely a FAST and fun read, it didn't possess the depth of character development I desire in a well-rounded book. There is some, but nothing that really lends itself to a substantial read. But, I'm OK with that, cause this book definitely served a purpose and I absolutely enjoyed the ride.

A total recommendation if you love the show 24 or other fast-action thrillers. Definitely compulsive and easily digestible.

SENSITIVITY WARNINGS: Gun violence and language.

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