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Hour of the Assassin by Matthew Quirk

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

As a Secret Service agent, Nick Averose spent a decade protecting the most powerful men and women in America and developed a unique gift: the ability to think like an assassin. Now, he uses that skill in a little-known but crucial job. As a “red teamer,” he poses as a threat, testing the security around our highest officials to find vulnerabilities—before our enemies can. He is a mock killer, capable of slipping past even the best defenses.
His latest assignment is to assess the security surrounding the former CIA director at his DC area home. When Nick enters the man’s study, the home’s inner sanctum, he finds the man alone and unconscious. Someone else has been here—someone who attacked the chief and left him for dead, just moments before. Desperately attempting to save the man’s life, he contaminates the crime scene. Now, investigators believe Nick is somehow involved.
Nick knows he’s the perfect scapegoat. But who is framing him, and why? To clear his name, he must find the truth—a search that leads to a nefarious conspiracy whose roots stretch back decades. The prize is the most powerful position in the world: the Oval Office.
To save himself and the people he loves, Nick must stop the men who rule Washington before they bury him along with their secrets.


My Thoughts

Who doesn’t love a good story of a cat-and-mouse game? Where you don’t know who to trust and you can feel peril in every corner?
This is a story to keep you biting your nails on every page, without knowing what will happen next and how our main character, Nick Averose, tries to discover who is trying to frame him on his new assignment.
Because Nick doesn’t have a normal job, he can see the vulnerabilities in everyone and let’s be honest, this is something really dangerous for the people that have secrets.
This is a fast paced story, to keep you guessing and trying to catch all the little clues before they are revealed. Based in DC, we will see the dark side of money and what people can do to have more power… as you can imagine the secrets will be dangerous. But Nick will have to discover the truth if he wants to be safe.
If you are looking for an intense read to keep you disconnected for hours, this is your next read. Believe me.
Are you ready for the “Hour of the Assassin”?


About The Author

Matthew Quirk studied history and literature at Harvard College. After graduation, he spent five years at The Atlantic reporting on crime, private military contractors, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs. He lives in San Diego.