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School of the Assassins: Pieter Durant Thriller Book 1 (Pieter Durant Series) Kindle Edition
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From the Author
- ASIN : B00D0D50YU
- Publication date : January 5, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1910 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 270 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,023,418 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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When not reading humor, I'm reading to be educated while entertained, and W.K. Blais certainly hit all cylinders on this requirement. Racial tensions in African areas now being occupied by whites after apartheid must be at a peak, and the author wrote with insight.
I don't always enjoy reading about the seedy side of life even though I know it exists, and Blais did a great job of making the read intriguing and enjoyable as not to drag down the reader. I appreciated the plot changes from various countries and it did keep me wondering what would happen next.
My only regret is that School of the Assassins ending did not have proper closure or at minimum a teaser suggesting a forthcoming sequel to tie together all loose ends. I recommend this to mystery fans eager to learn about different cultures - in this case, Latin America and South Africa as well as the US.
We have Pieter, the assassin who had lost his family due to the killing off of whites in South Africa. He returns home to his family in America where all of a sudden, he is caught up with cousin Danny.
Danny has been caught up in some shady business. He’s slanging for the cartel and any false moves has the consequences of putting his family in danger.
Pieter takes up the job to get him out and resolve any problems that may arise.
Long story short, we follow Pieter to his journey back to South Africa.
Definitely pick it up and read it yourself if your looking for a thriller.
You won’t be disappointed.
I was prepared for a book about how a guy, all athletic and you know, the perfect specimen in body and mind, goes to assassin school where he graduates at the top of his class, but no. Not sure where the title came from really. This is about a guy, all athletic, the perfect specimen in body and mind, whose farmer family gets wiped out in South Africa and he eventually ends up in L.A. living with some relatives in the San Fernando Valley. I like the way W.K. Blais portrayed his likeable characters. The main character just wants to get back to South Africa and get his family farm back and the story leads you there with him. Highly recommended.
I give the book four stars instead of 5 only because the ending, as other reviewers have noted, receives short shrift and should instead be a sequel.