The Former Assassin
by Nikki Stern
on Tour August 1-31, 2018
Susan Foster wants to retire. Her boss wants her dead.
After decades as Victor Kemp’s off-the books killer, Suzanne finally quits. Not until five years later does Kemp discover how thoroughly she’s deceived him. Determined to punish her, he tracks her to Wales to watch her die. Instead, he walks into a trap.
Believing themselves safe at last, Suzanne and her family relocate to London, where she hopes to find the peace that has eluded her for so long. Her son is engaged to a nobleman’s daughter; her husband has a good job with British Intelligence. Yet she still struggles with restless dreams and the premonition that her nemesis has survived.
He has: Kemp, though severely injured, is rebuilding his empire and plotting revenge. He’s prepared to risk everything to end the former assassin. He may not be the only one.
Suzanne has no choice: to protect those she loves, she will be forced to kill again. Assassins, it seems, can never retire.
"An explosive page-turner which owes its momentum to it two well-drawn opponents and a conflict that goes beyond good-vs.-evil.” ~IndieReader, Four Star review
"Later turns in the smashing final act come at a searing pace." ~ Kirkus Reviews
"Keeps readers guessing the outcome right up to its conclusion." ~D. Donovan Midwest Book Review
Book Details:Genre: Suspense Thriller
Published by: Ruthenia Press
Publication Date: January 8, 2018
Number of Pages: 304
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The Former Assassin by Nikki Stern
She gave up everything for her job and the boss from Hell. Now assassin Suzanne Foster is done, it’s time to retire and finally live the life she has only dreamed of. But Victor Kemp has other ideas for his prized employee, his severance package includes death, Suzanne’s.
In an edgy tale of deceit, murder, intrigue and a testimony of the things we’ll do for love, one woman will fight for her family, her freedom and her life.
Looking for a fast-paced thriller to sink your teeth and your time into? Do you enjoy twists of deceit or look forward to those dark pasts coming back to haunt the main character? Want to see some hard-boiled action that will have you hanging on each page?
As long as you don’t need a snowy-pure hero or heroine, and don’t mind tarnished characters caught up in the webs they weave, THE FORMER ASSASSIN by Nikki Stern is a world of intrigue that never lets up!
Strong characters, bad guys, and a global game of hide ‘n’ seek make for a powerful reason to get lost in a book that will leave you breathless. Remember, NEVER mess with a woman's family.
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Nikki is the author of two works of non-fiction: HOPE IN SMALL DOSES, a 2015 Eric Hoffer finalist for books that provoke, inspire and redirect thought, and BECAUSE I SAY SO: MORAL AUTHORITY'S DANGEROUS APPEAL, as well as dozens of short stories. She is co-author on the Cafe Noir interactive murder mystery series, published by Samuel French. Nikki's suspense novel, THE FORMER ASSASSIN has garnered strong reviews, including a four-star rating from Indie Reader. She's working on a mystery/sci-fi series starring an unorthodox crime fighter named Samantha Tate. When she's not writing about strong complex women, Nikki is working with several non-profits, taking Pilates classes, and attending to the needs of her dog, Molly.