Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Exit Strategy by Kelley Armstrong

Exit Strategy
Kelley Armstrong
Bantam Books
July 3, 2007
ISBN# 978-0-553-58819-4

Nadia Stafford loves the lodge she bought when she was forced to leave the police force, but times are tough and repairs are high so Nadia is taking on a second job. She’s a hitwoman, working mainly for the Tomassini family and eliminating those people who even she feels have committed acts against humanity that warrant death.

Jack is a contract killer who has taken Nadia under his wing. When he asks Nadia to join him in tracking down and taking out a serial killer she’s cautious but agrees. With the help of others that Jack has worked with over the years, they band together and track someone they think may be one of their own. The last thing their community of professional killers needs is someone bringing them undue attention, and they mean to put an end to it.

Calling in old favors for information where they can, the team begins their search to locate the man dubbed the Helter Skelter Killer. Finding him is one thing, but keeping their anonymity in ending his life is a priority they all have to consider. In disguise they hunt, but when one of the team gets a good look at him the hunter quickly becomes the prey. The game is on, and only the best will survive.

Exit Strategy is the first in a crime fiction series that features the hitwoman Nadia Stafford. Nadia lives and works by her own rules, proving to others in her profession that she’s more than capable of getting the job done. Ms. Armstrong provides a suspenseful storyline and delivers an excitingly dangerous new heroine that will quickly endear herself to readers. In her line of work when push comes to shove, Nadia has what it takes to come out on top. Readers will get a taste of the romantic possibilities in Nadia’s future, but she’s not quite ready to lose herself in anything but her current case. A captivating page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

No comments: