I've just finished FCEtier's 'The Tourist Killer' on my Kindle. I don't 'do' many book reviews but this one is somewhat different and challenges your preconceptions of what makes a killer.
The dramatic start to FCEtier's debut thriller sees the execution of a
serial killer by a professional assassin. At the beginning of each of
the novel's seven parts we learn more about Claudia Barry and how she
developed the skills to have performed a shooter's role undetected for
over 30 years.
Barry does not meet the person who assigns her
targets. Etier's tightly written prose takes us into the world of two
powerful men who aim to control the world of the politicians; one a
ruthless British CEO, the other an American billionaire. They just
happen to be deadly rivals with private security guarding their every
move. Barry has just two men whom she can trust but even they are not
what they seem.
The action unfolding on Barry's next assignment
in North Carolina and Tennessee includes favourite restaurants and
shops, her battle with her conscience and an explosive motor cycle ride
on dangerous mountain roads.
Although FCEtier's fast-paced story
takes you into the world of personal business and government ethics you
are left to decide whether the actions of the ageing Claudia Barry merit
A thoroughly enjoyable read.
The Tourist Killer