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This is the fourth book in the Ash McKenna series, and the good news is that you can read this one as a stand-alone thriller. It’s non-stop action from start to finish.
Ash is an amateur detective from New York. He’s exiled himself to Prague for a few months to escape the repercussions of previous misadventures in the States. Although he’s been lying low in the Czech capital, sticky situations follow him like his shadow.
A stranger named Roman materializes and blackmails Ash by threatening his mother. It should be a simple covert opp: All he has to do is intercept a package that’s going to be handed-off on the Charles Bridge. What could possibly go wrong?!
But he’s in an unfamiliar city and unsure who he can trust — which, honestly, is not so unusual for Ash. Soon he’s going toe-to-toe with an enigmatic woman named Samantha, a total badass who can hold her own with anyone. Then he has a throw-down with an assassin that almost spells Ash’s permanent end.
It’s a riveting romp with double-crosses, a satisfying wrap-up, descriptions of Prague that transport right to the city, and a hero who finds that whenever he tries to do the right thing, he ends up in way over his head. But he keeps trying anyway.
‘And what do you believe?’ I ask.
‘That the world is a scary place,’ Alsky says. ‘And sometimes we need reassurances that monsters can be defeated.’ — Rob Hart
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