cover image Assassin’s Game

Assassin’s Game

Ward Larsen. Forge, $25.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-7653-3672-9

At the start of Larsen’s fast-paced sequel to 2004’s The Perfect Assassin, former Mossad operative David Slaton, Israel’s most lethal assassin, has begun a new life in Virginia with a new identity and a new wife, Dr. Christine Palmer. Slaton has vowed never to kill again, but when Christine is attacked in a botched abduction attempt by Slaton’s former employers while attending a medical conference in Stockholm, he quickly realizes “you can never leave.” With his wife on the run and the new director of Mossad doing his best to force him back for one more job—the assassination of the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization—Slaton must find a way out of his predicament while also saving Christine. A tightly woven storyline that builds to a series of bombshell concluding twists helps to make up for the cardboard characters. Amber Entertainment is currently adapting The Perfect Assassin into a major motion picture. [em]Agent: Susan Gleason, Susan Gleason Literary Agency. (Aug.) [/em]