Liars’ Legacy. Finished 1-31-20, 4/5, thriller, 339 pages, pub. 2019
Book 2 of the Jack and Jill series (1-Liars’ Paradox)
The assassin broker is dead. The power void has left the network he controlled without restraints, and the world’s deadliest killers free to pursue their own vendettas and political agendas. The United States government, unwilling to risk upheaval and global chaos, has mobilized killers of its own to preemptively hunt down and destroy each potential threat.
Among the most dangerous on that list are Jack and Jill.
Often estranged–always connected by a legacy they can’t escape–the siblings have eluded many who want them dead. As they board a flight to Berlin hoping to meet the father they’ve never known, they suspect a trap. What they can’t predict is how far a high-level Russian operation will go to secure their skills, or how hard the U.S. operatives sent to stop them will fight to assassinate them first. from Goodreads
I really liked the first in this series of assassins. The seemingly unhinged mother, mysterious father, the two twins who are rarely on the same page, but both deadly. In that book the Broker who ran the web of assassins around the world (easy to picture if you’ve seen the John Wick movies, but not nearly as civilized as all that) was murdered. This second installment is what happens in the aftermath.
Jack and Jill are flying to Berlin to meet the father they’ve never known, but they know they are being watched, hunted even. With a little help from fellow killer for hire Holden the three of them manage to stay one step ahead of the Russians and Americans who want them either locked up or dead. It was a little confusing, I was always a move or two behind. Once they returned to the United States things became clear, even though Jack’s plans are always too smart for me to even guess at before the action starts.
I liked this one, and not just because Jack ends up in Cleveland for a bit (hanging with our homeless no less!). It was nonstop action for over half the book until it slowed down just enough to let you catch your breath and enjoy the finish. I loved that Holden was back and appreciate the way he sees Jill and likes her, but is willing to walk away from the crazy. I’m intrigued by Kara, who has a thing for Jack, but works for the government. I’m interested to see where this thing with with their father takes them. So many things I look forward to finding out in the next book.
If you like nonstop action in your thrillers this is the series for you!