Assassination of a Dignitary
Author: Carolyn Arnold
Genres: Suspense, Thriller
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Length: 374 pages
Print ISBNs: 978-1-988064-04-8
Book Overview for Assassination of a Dignitary
The Italian Mafia never forgets…
Raymond Hunter’s dark past has returned and demands one final favor. Now fifteen years later, settled as an accountant and family man, he assumed life would be calm. He thought wrong. The Italian mafia wants him back.
The directions were simple: Kill Governor Behler and be out for good.
Despite the odd request since the mafia typically respects dignitaries, in order to protect his family, he has no choice but to accept the job. He picks the date and location Niagara Falls, New York two hundred and forty miles away. But by the time he returns home, he finds out the assassination attempt failed, his family has been kidnapped, and he has twenty-four hours to set things right if he wants to see them again.
With time running out, Raymond discovers the real reason they wanted Behler dead and finds out he’s placed himself and his family right in the middle of a mafia power struggle. What he doesn’t realize is that law enforcement is also closing in.
Testimonials & Reviews for Assassination of a Dignitary
“…an exciting thriller, with so many different elements and twists…action the entire way.”
—Barb, The Reading Cafe
“…you will not be able to put it down. It is intense in the way a Tsunami is wet…”
—Zach Fortier, Police Officer (Ret.), Colorado, United States
“A gripping, gritty, and compelling suspense. The police are on Ray’s trail almost from the start, the FBI becomes involved and a Mafia internal power play draws them all in… I can’t remember the last time I read a story in which I found myself rooting for the assassin, but in this one I did…. The author’s knowledge of crime and weaponry adds to the atmospherics as does the writing style. I’ll say it again: gritty”
—Alana Woods, the Intrigue Queen of thriller fiction
” Masterfully crafted… a wild ride.”
—Java Davis, Author of Commune
“Taut and suspenseful… the tension ratcheted up throughout, the pages turning. His family threatened, his life in danger, and the law nipping at his heels, Hunter must bow to the Mafia’s whim and perform one last job. Only things aren’t always as they seem. I don’t want to give anything away. I found myself enthralled by the storyline and carried away with the pacing, moving from page to page with ease.”
—Richard C Hale, Author of Frozen Past
“A spectacular blend of The Godfather meets Léon: The Professional, with a good dose of gritty detective work thrown in… a nail-biting thriller that’ll keep you on your toes all the way to the end.”
—Katie Jennings, Author of Fallen Sparrow