The Poison Profession by Rachel Wright
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Crail is a world-renowned assassin, Akela wants to meet and continue what she see’s as Crails crusade to make the world safer and “…cleanse her country of evil.” Rikkard and Louisa only want to be together. But there is evil at work that may destroy what they have. Will Akela finally meet Crail? Can Louisa and Rikkard be together after all is said and done? How will Crail survive this new threat?
There is much to like aboutThe Poison Profession. It is an entertaining, fast-paced, action-driven novel. I enjoyed the rich descriptive details. The characters are varied, well-developed, and for the most part, likable. The plot moved along quickly, while flash-backs gave the reader a sense of the history leading up to the present-day situation.
My favorite character is Akela. I like her back-story, as well as how she grows and becomes an assassin herself. Her overall, demeanor is unassuming and quiet, and I relate to her more than with any of the other characters. In contrast, the character I disliked the most is Rikkar’s friend Marcus. His thoughts and actions in the novel make him hard to like.
The only thing I did not like throughout the novel was the amount of vivid alcohol and drug usage. There is also a large amount of profanity in dialogue. For me, personally, these did detract from my enjoyment of the novel. So, if you are sensitive to these issues, you may want to read with caution.
Overall, I give The Poison Profession 4 out of 5 stars. I would recommend this novel to adult readers that enjoy modern, action-packed thrillers.
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