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The Heart of an Assassin~Tony Bertot

The Heart of an AssassinThe Heart of an Assassin by Tony Bertot

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was given to me by the author as a review copy, this does not ensure a positive review.

The assassin, trained in times of war, takes a job from a mob boss in order to take over a huge territory. The hit is successful, but not before the assassin gets tangled into the lives of people around him. Can he maintain anonymity in the face of death? Will it make him slip up his perfect record? You will have to read the book to find out.
While I admit there are a few editing issues in this book, the storyline itself is really good. I enjoyed reading it and at the end was hard-pressed to put it down. There are a lot of characters in this story that you have to keep track of, but realizing that this is a story not just about the assassin but a few different mob families, it is really expected that the character list be rather long.
The action scenes are quite detailed and though the conversation in the book is minimal, because the scenes are vivid, it does not feel lacking. On the contrary, the limited dialog gives you the feeling that you are hearing the story from an insider. The short chapters and changing characters effectively speed the pace of the novel all the way to the end.

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