cover image Assassin’s Silence: A David Slaton Novel

Assassin’s Silence: A David Slaton Novel

Ward Larsen. Forge, $25.99 (400p) ISBN 978-0-7653-8577-2

In Larsen’s exciting third David Slaton novel (after 2014’s Assassin’s Game), the former Mossad assassin Slaton is quietly biding his time as a stonemason in Mdina, an ancient city on the island of Malta. He’s been underground since a botched operation; even his wife, the mother of his infant son, believes he’s dead. But one of his enemies—he’s not sure which, as he has so many—eventually locates him. An assault team corners him in a restaurant, but Slaton, despite being injured, manages to kill one attacker and escape the others. The remaining hunters chase him across Europe and the Middle East. Meanwhile, at a remote airport in Brazil, members of a mysterious group overhaul a dilapidated plane and turn it into a diabolical tool of destruction. Slaton continues to pick off the members of the assault team pursuing him—and the CIA soon connects their deaths with what the agency knows about the refitted plane. Larsen keeps the suspense high as both Slaton and the CIA race to save the world from a horrific plot. Agent: Susan Gleason, Susan Gleason Literary. (May)