We have another give away, for an uncorrected proof copy of The Silver Bear by Derek Haas.
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Derek Haas co-wrote the screenplay for ‘3:10 to Yuma’, and co-wrote ‘Wanted’, a recent film. The Silver Bear is his first novel.
‘Columbus’ is an assassin, and we soon discover that he’s a hitman who’s both feared and respected. It’s quite obvious that he’s one of the very best. For his latest contract, he’s given a name well known to him.. a congressman whom he also has ties with. As he travels, and prepares himself for this latest kill, Colmbus shares with us his past – sharing the events that lead him to become a hit man, and also those leading to this point in his life.
The story is written in the first peson, and it’s blunt and to the point. There is no holding back on descriptions of the deaths, although these are not overdone – he describes his actions in a very matter-of-fact way, in the same way you would describe something far more mundane.
There are no long descriptions, and no extra bits.. the story is simply presented before you. It’s not the kind of book that I would normally pick up, and yet it had me hooked from the beginning. I found myself completely caught up with this character, and those around him, and I couldn’t let go of the book until I knew the final outcome. That reaction, I have to say, took me completely by surprise!
If you read similar books, this one is definitely worth a look. If you don’t, but you’d like to try something a little different, you may also surprise yourself!