The twenty-first novel from New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey, a steamy thriller set in tropical Barbados
She is a woman of a thousand faces, an assassin who could be anyone, anywhere.
The Trinidad contract was supposed to be simple: to make a living man become a dead man. When the job goes bad under the watchful eye of a bank security camera, there is nowhere for agent MX-401, known as Reaper, to hide from the fearsome local warlords, the Laventille Killers.
Her employers, the Barbarians, send her to Barbados, the next island over, barely two hundred miles away, with the LK’s in hot pursuit of the woman who took many of their own. With the scant protection of a dank safe house, no passport, and no access to funds, an island paradise becomes her prison.
While she trawls for low-profile assignments to keep her skills sharp and a few dollars in her pocket, Reaper discovers that family ties run deep, on both sides of the fight. Will the woman everyone wants, who has lived countless lives in the service of others, finally discover who she really is?
In A Wanted Woman, New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey delivers an adrenaline-pumping rush of a read.
Bestseller Dickey (Resurrecting Midnight) enters thriller territory with a tangled tale about a female contract killer known as MX-401 by her employers, and otherwise as Reaper because of her killer father, Old Man Reaper, who rigorously trained her when she was a teen. In Trinidad, where her assignment is to take out a government official, Reaper infiltrates the Laventille Killers the gang that runs the island, led by War Machine and his wife, Karleen Ramjit. So fair she's called Goldie, despite her black parents, Reaper is able to pass as a New Zealander, in which guise she seduces Karleen's brother, King Killer, to gain access to her target. When things go awry, Reaper finds herself trapped in the islands, an expendable pawn in a conflict between warring gangs. Readers should be prepared for a surfeit of sex and violence, as this woman of a thousand faces tries to extricate herself from her predicament.
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Great Read as always
EJD my second favorite guy! Thanks for another great read! Woke up all through the nights to get back in on the action and got out of bed headed to work feeling like an assassin!! Lol. Reaper is crazy as hell. Don't ever want her to meet Gideon unless they're on the same side. Maybe when they go after that coward behind the red doors😜😱
One of my favs
Would love to read a prequel and a sequel to this book!
As usual, E.J.D. did it again. The story line was great, enjoyed the challenging vocabulary, and appreciate the connections to previous novels. I was zoned out reading this novel; my husband would call me 2-3 times before I realized he needed something. Thanks for the journey!!