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“Like The Bourne Identity turned inside-out.”—Christopher Farnsworth, author of Blood Oath
This is a war. It’s been going on for generations. If you’re lucky, it will be your generation that ends it…
At least that’s what the young ones are told before they turn eighteen. At that age they become fair game, and must kill or be killed in a secret war between two distinct sides—one good, one evil. The only unknown is which side is which. Hidden in plain view, the battles are fought through assassinations disguised as accidents or the work of senseless thugs.
Joseph has a particular talent for such killings. Never questioning an order, all he needs is a name. But when a job goes wrong and he’s sent away on a punishingly dangerous assignment, he meets a girl. Her name is Maria. And for the first time Joseph has a reason to live…outside the war.
Now Joseph must run from those who fought by his side, quickly discovering that the only thing more dangerous than fighting the war is attempting to leave it.
In Shane's well-written if less than compelling debut, Joe, a 25-year-old soldier, considers himself one of the good guys in a mysterious war that most of the world doesn't even know exists. Joe's entire reason for being is committed to battling the enemy and following the war's strict set of rules: no killing innocent bystanders, no killing anyone under the age of 18. He's been a cold-blooded assassin for years, ruthlessly murdering whomever his handlers tell him to. But when he meets a young woman while on a mission in Montreal and falls in love, he begins to see the bloody conflict and himself in a new light, and watches as the boundaries between good and bad blur into nonexistence. While the relentless pacing, frequent plot twists, and intimate narrative structure (in the form of a journal) keep the pages turning, the sheer unbelievability of the story's premise coupled with the complete lack of explanation regarding the conflict's shadowy beginning will leave readers anything but thrilled.