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The Jerk [Kindle Edition]

Michael Horton
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Book Description

The worst job could become one worth killing for.

JJ is a twenty-eight-year-old male whose resume consists of IT consultant, prostitute, and--most recently--assassin. After an uncomfortable encounter with a client results in the death of a secret agent, JJ finds himself taking the agent's place at ORKA, the Organization for the Recruitment of Killers and Assassins. JJ has done plenty of things to plenty of people, but he never thought he'd kill one. Still, he's not one to pass up a job, and working with some of Atlanta's top assassins could be the chance of a lifetime. Could the promise of wealth and power be enough to stir the demon inside, or is JJ just one failed mission away from being replaced himself?

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Product Details

  • File Size: 361 KB
  • Print Length: 35 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Etopia Press (February 14, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0079MBEPW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,268,671 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars That briefcase February 29, 2012
By Jade
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
"You can't spell happiness without penis." Never before have I laughed so much at the opening line of a book! Right from the get-go "The Jerk" is refreshingly different. JJ, the main character, isn't some lovey-dovey sap fawning over this guy or that girl--he gets the 'job' done and he goes home. I love that about him. It makes "The Jerk" stand out among the slew of other LGBT books. (Not to mention the cover of the book is phenomenal!)

Michael Horton makes a good case for JJ's [initial] line of work. It's easy to see how a turn in the economy could lead someone to pursue alternative means of making money. JJ is abruptly thrust into the underbelly of the assassin world, where a number of characters are introduced--some of which seem to get lost in the action. This isn't very surprising, given the length of the book. Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed JJ and his story.

If you're looking for something a little different, something with a good dash of wit, give this book a try.
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More About the Author

Michael Horton is an author of speculative fiction (with a proclivity toward urban fantasy) living in Atlanta, Georgia. His hobbies outside of writing include cooking, drawing, designing games he will never have time to complete, and Oxford commas.


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