USA Today best-seller
ForeWord Book of the Year Silver Medal
Florida Book Award Silver Medal
Military Writers of America Gold Medal
Intrigue of the Highest Order
The Atlantic: A young woman sailing solo across the Atlantic makes an incredible discovery—a man narrowly clinging to life in the open ocean. But the desperate survivor is more than he appears. He is a Kidon—an Israeli assassin who forcibly commandeers her boat with a new destination in mind, England. There the two are forced into an uneasy partnership as they run from a secretive and lethal organization. The resulting wake of destruction brings Scotland Yard to the hunt—searching for an accomplished killer and a woman whose life has been capsized.
One Shot: The Kidon soon uncovers the true enemy—a manipulator responsible for the tragic event that shaped him to be what he is. There is only one solution. With deliberate, inescapable precision, he will hunt down the one who created the perfect assassin.
Larsen's competent debut has many of the right ingredients for a successful spy thriller: plenty of action, technical detail that would do Tom Clancy proud, and a hero with almost superhuman skills. When Christine Palmer, an American doctor sailing solo across the Atlantic, retrieves the almost lifeless body of David Slaton in the middle of the ocean, Slaton commandeers her small boat and demands she deliver him to England. A member of Kidon (Mossad's special assassination team), Slaton is the sole survivor of a ship that sank with a super-secret cargo-a pair of unaccounted for nuclear weapons. Double agents within Mossad want to kill Slaton before he uncovers their convoluted plot to use the weapons to undermine Israel's international support. Needless to say, they're soon after Palmer as well. What's missing is that no character, except for Palmer, has an inner life.
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Having read a couple of other Ward Larsen novels, I decided to start on David Slaton series. It was the best decision. It is not often that one can get their hands on a spy action thriller and not guess the next thing. I was kept on the edge the whole time and I simply could not put it down.
Looking forward to read the next installment.
Enjoyed Every Bit of it
Ward Larse has written a very good story. Good plot. Swift. No dull moment. Kudos. I recommend it.
He is the perfect assassin! But he has just enough bumps and scratches to come across as very real.
Started slow. It was confusing at first. Then all of a sudden it took off like a bat out of hell! Really excellent. It’s my first experience with this Author and this hero.