Angela Tamanaka, called Angel by friend and client alike, is a beautiful young prostitute working for an escort agency in Manhattan.
Leonard Csrter is ex-Special Forces and has been living off the grid ever since he returned from overseas to work as a hit-man.
Their two worlds collide when Angela witnesses Leonard executing one of her clients, who also happens to be a high-profile gangster, and they soon form an unusual alliance as they take on one of New York's toughest crime organisations.
Just before he died, Angel's client hinted at a large sum of money hidden in a safe house. For Angel, it will provide an escape to a new life - but can she trust Leonard? And can they get to the stash before the gang track them down...?
BOOM! My kind of book....... a hit man, an escort, the mob, money, a drugs deal, a life off the grid, back-story, a cop, revenge, family friction, bereavement, military service, a robbery plan, the man in the middle, dreams and ambitions, trust or betrayal.
Fast-paced, decent storyline, New York setting, interesting characters, shifting relationship dynamics, a plot I was fully invested in to see how it all worked out, satisfying ending. I do find criminal sorts more interesting fodder than law abiding citizens. A perfect length.
5 from 5
When Solomita is on form there's no one better.
Read - February, 2021
Published - 2011
Page count - 196
Source - owned copy
Format - hardback