Saturday, March 8, 2014

King of Swords - Russell Blake

King of Swords is the first novel in the Assassin series. This book is $2.99 for the kindle, but it's also the ninth of nine full length novels in the Killer Thriller Collection that's available for only 99 cents. There is a prequel to this series called Night of the Assassin, that's free for the kindle. That's my next read.

The King of Swords is a tarot card. The assassin called the King of Swords, or El Rey for short, uses this card as his signature with every kill. Captain Romero Cruz is in charge of the Mexican Federal Police task force on drug cartels. Cruz gets a tip from a cartel leader that El Rey has accepted a contract to assassinate the president of Mexico and the United States. This sets in motion a desperate scramble to find El Rey and spoil the plot. People behind the scenes, who Cruz can't even imagine, are doing their best to stop him from intervening. Even if it means killing Captain Cruz. This is a dark and dangerous look into the drug cartels of Mexico. There is suspense galore and depictions of brutal senseless violence. This is a tense page turner that I thoroughly enjoyed. Very highly recommended.

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