From Manhattan with Love: A Short Novel (Book Three in the Fifth Avenue Series) Kindle Edition
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Christopher Smith is the #1 international best-selling author of more than three million books, including "Fifth Avenue," its sequels "Running of the Bulls," "From Manhattan with Love," "A Rush to Violence," "From Manhattan with Revenge," "You Only Die Twice," "Park Avenue," as well as "Bullied," "Revenge," "Witch" and "War," all four of which deal with the subject of bullying. While part of the "Fifth Avenue Series," "A Rush to Violence" is the beginning of a new a three-book series, which will include "A Rush to Murder" and "A Rush to Vengeance."
For fourteen years, Smith was the film critic for a major newspaper in the Northeast. For eight years, he appeared weekly on NBC affiliates, and two years nationally on the E! network. He has written over 4,000 reviews and he has been named Best Critic for 2010 by the MPA. He has published two previous books in his Netflix "Queued" series, which are compilations of hundreds of his film reviews. He lives in Maine.
Top Customer Reviews
I know the author tried to make this a stand alone novella, but I had a hard time following the second set of characters and I was always left feeling like I should have known a lot more about them than what I actually did/do.
The ending has a twist that I did not see coming. Maybe it was due to the fact that this is my first exposure to the larger series, but I think (and hope) that others will be left with the same impressions I had.
"Manhattan" is actually the third book in Smith's "Fifth Avenue" series, which looks at the lives and intrigues of very rich New Yorkers. The novella takes characters from the first two books in the series and comes up with a way to have them meet in a most dramatic fashion. Even though some of the characters were introduced in Smith's earlier books, readers who haven't read those other works won't have any difficulty following the story line of "Manhattan."
The first half of the novella follows two top notch professional assassins, Carmen and Alex, on an assignment together. In a story line that's pretty much borrowed from the movie, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," Carmen and Alex each receive instructions from their handler to kill the other after the current assignment is completed. Unbeknownst to their handler, who are trying to tie up all the loose ends from their earlier assignment, the two have gotten romantically involved and wind up spilling the beans to each other. Carmen and Alex eventually decide to turn the tables on the handler and kill him in a very messy, public manner at a big charity gala.
At this point, about halfway through "Manhattan," Smith shifts his focus from the assassins to Leana Redman, one of the guests at the party, and goes back in time a couple of hours to follow Leana's activities leading up to the party.Read more ›
After reading "from manhattan with love" there are three things that became clearly evident.
1-The legend of Vincent Spocatti only continues to grow.
2-Carmen the assassin will probably play a bigger role in Park Avenue.
3-Leana Redman is one of the most targeted characters in literary history. I can't possibly imagine what else Christopher Smith has in store for her.
I found the fast pacing exciting and the sheer scale of the events of "From Manhattan with Love" delightful. I live in NYC which made picturing these landmarks in pure disarray an easy task. I also found the story added more history to the familiar characters of Leana Redman and Carmen the assassin. It seems as if that was the sole purpose of this book. My only beef with that is the fact that the story was so short. Before I could blink I was done. That is why I gave this 4 stars. However, seeing as I don't know what is Smith's grand plan is for these characters, that rating can change after I read Park Avenue.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This bookk is the epitome of all that can be found wrong in literature. No ending is a good beginning for this review. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Luvs2Read
Good Arthur. Kept me interested through out the book. A real page turner. Looking forward to reading more of his books. Do need to read them in sequence.Published 11 months ago by Peggy Smith
Love these books just great reading very exciting keeps you on edge all the way to the next book would tell family and friends about itPublished 14 months ago by christina mc manus
It is a good book to read. Enjoyed reading about the story of the different characters involved in the book.Published 17 months ago by ritesh
It was short non the less entertaining....ready for the next book.Hopefully he can keep us interested in the plot. Let's see!Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
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