From The Publisher
John “Sicarius” Gaines has been regarded as the best at what he does. He is a paid assassin, and he is ruthless. He will stop at nothing to complete any contract he is given.
He receives a contract for the death of New York Governor Tim Patton and completes it quickly and efficiently. As the heat from the Governor’s death begins to trickle out, Sicarius finds himself entangled in an international drug-smuggling operation, of which the Governor was a key member.
Russian crime lord Kirill Krishnov soon learns of the blow to his drug empire from the Governor’s death and retaliates with full force.
Sicarius must not only fight for his own life but for the life of everyone who is dear to him.
The Book Blogger Review
Sicarius is a clever thriller with a protagonist who brings a darkness to the role of ‘hero’ that makes this story a real page turner. It’s a story you’ll recognize but it’s well written and fast paced. You’ll become captivated by the explosive narrative and the violence surrounding the hitman, John ‘Sicarius’ Gaines. You’ll also enjoy the political ramifications of Americans working with Russians. It’s very astute in this regard considering the current Administration’s problems.
The punchy narrative style really suits this type of hard-boiled thriller and the pace builds to a grand crescendo you’d like to see in a Bond movie. There’s depth and emotional intelligence which prevents the woman in his life from being there just to add a glamorous touch and when she’s threatened his reaction is suitably grandiose and gratuitous.
It’s the twists and turns of this story that’ll really set it a part from others in this genre. The subtle political threats woven through the basic thriller, that reflect an undercurrent in modern America that novelists see, even if the politicians don’t. This is what set’s Sicarius above its contemporary fellows, the exploration into the dark heart of American politics, using the lens of an anti hero hitman.
In conclusion, if you enjoy a good, racy, well-written thriller with lots of action, page turning events, and a heart, then Sicarius is for you.