It’s hard for a sequel to live up to a great first book in a series, but this one is excellent. I actually think I liked this book better than the first. Once again we follow Gorilla Grant on an assignment filled with action, treachery, suspense, and violence. This time, I felt like the story was much more straightforward and more pleasurable to follow, and it really did feel like a spy movie in the tradition of James Bond, but grittier.
The writing again fits the genre perfectly, getting the job done with great description and dialogue. The author’s inside knowledge of this world adds a wonderful sense of reality to the story, and it’s very clear that he’s put a lot of thought into how the plot develops. Grant as a character is complex and interesting, and the new characters here all lent something unique to the story.
You’ll want to read “A Game for Assassins” first to really get to know Grant, but I also think this story stands alone pretty well because it’s quite separate from the first book’s events.
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