Cyril is a former Navy Seal who was supposedly killed in a fire fight off the coast of Florida. In order to protect his family and keep himself alive, his family can't know that he survived.
The excitement begins several pages into the story, when he is watching his daughter and her boyfriend in front of her school. He is so agitated by their close physical contact, that he doesn't notice the sniper until the first shot rings out. Cyril quickly takes him out and disappears in time to save his daughter, but several young people (including the boyfriend who shielded his daughter) are dead. He knows that somehow, someone is trying to flush him out.
Watching him use different names and locations to track down the "bad guys" kept me from ever being bored. Author Black introduced, and apparently brought back, quite a few characters that definitely keep the readers on their toes. I had taken a hiatus from reading about assassins and stumbled upon this book accidentally. I am glad that I did, because the author took me back to the days when I grabbed every Baldacci book that I could find.
The main character definitely has the anti-hero role, and his personality is rough at times, but the reader pulls for him to save the day. I also enjoyed Detective Jolie, a police woman in New Mexico and the relationship that she has with Landry.
I liked the book enough to read when I should have been sleeping, so I recommend it to you.
Publisher - Thomas & Mercer
Date of Publication - September 9, 2014