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on September 2, 2012
From Manhattan with Revenge was a great read whether or not you've read any other Chrsitopher Smith books I have no doubt you will get to know the characters from the previous books as easily as if you did. His heroine Carmen is an assasin sometimes working for a "syndicate" of powerful men and women who hire her to take out people who threaten the way they do business. Her former co-worker Vince Spocotti is on his way to back up Carmen on her revenge against the syndicate for their killing her boyfriend Alex just when they were both going to get out of the business and build a normal life together.The syndicate feels that Alex had told Carmen information he had gathered against them and therefore they need to have her taken out as well. Carmen's foes know some of her weaknesses and kidnap an orphan, Chloe, that she had befriended years before, so they know they will be able to take out Carmen as she tries to get the child released. With the help of Carmen's new and old friends and alliances she learns where Chloe is being held and is filled with revenge for Alex and Chloe's lives being threatened because of the line of work she was in. There are many twists, turns and moments of breath-holding while reading this book, which is exactly why I love Christopher Smith books! A thriller? Yes! A great stand-alone novel? Yes! My recommendation is to read slowly because you won't want this book to end! You will be hooked!
There are more works coming from Christopher Smith and I am one of his many fans who are always happy for the next work to come out.