Sei, a contract assassin, is living in relative seclusion in Belgium. She’s contemplating giving up her line of work until she’s offered a contract to break another assassin, the Black Wolf, out of a Turkish prison. Her fee for this job is not money, but information leading to the location of a little girl, the baby she thought had died at birth. In the midst of fulfilling her part of the deal, Sei realizes that she’s been set up to take the fall for the prison break, and the Black Wolf disappears through other means. With the help of the enigmatic Kostas, masquerading as a driver for an illegal arms merchant, she escapes from the prison and the two of them engage in a race for their lives, less than one step ahead of a vengeful Turkish prison warden.
Contract: Snatch by Ty Hutchinson introduces a new female main character, an assassin with principles and a strong desire to reunite with the daughter she has never seen. Full of bloody scenes and graphic descriptions of killing, this book is probably not for everyone, but if you like strong characters who never back down, and who always come through in a pinch, you’ll find yourself cheering Sei on as she leaves a trail of bloody bodies from Belgium to Turkey to Greece.
The ending was a mixed bag. On the one hand, the identity of her mysterious boss came as a complete surprise, but the reader is left hanging concerning the fate of her daughter; sort of a semi-cliffhanger.
I received a free copy of this book.
I give this premiere four stars.