Friday, July 4, 2014

I am the Mission


Series: The Unknown Assassin - Book 2
Publication Date: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316199698
Genre: YA Fiction
Print Length: 432 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble  
He was the perfect assassin.

Boy Nobody: No name. No past. No remorse. At least until he began to ask questions and challenge his orders -- until he fell in love with his target. Now The Program is worried that its valuable soldier has become a liability.

Boy Nobody, haunted by the outcome of his last assignment, is given a new mission. A test of sorts. A chance to show his loyalty.

His objective: Take out Eugene Moore, the owner of a military training and indoctrination camp for teenagers. One target. Limited time frame. Public place. It sounds simple, but a previous operative couldn't do it. He lost the mission and is presumed dead. Boy Nobody is confident he can finish the job. Quickly.

But when things go awry, Boy Nobody finds himself lost in a mission where nothing is as it seems: not The Program, his allegiances, or the truth.

The riveting second book in The Unknown Assassin series by Allen Zadoff delivers heart-pounding action and thought-provoking characters, as well as a new, exotic setting; a new mission; and new secrets to be revealed.
  
My Impressions: 
Fast paced, high intensity read with domestic terrorism at its worst. Wonderful characters with a strong alpha male hero and villains. The second book in the YA thriller Unknown Assassin series is packed full of amazing, edgy, explosive non stop action and intrigue.
 
This book picks up shortly after I Am The Weapon ends. Daniel is set on a mission to test his loyalties to The Program, by killing Eugene Moore, leader and former US Military officer of Liberty Camp. Liberty Camp is thought to be an extremist military training camp for youth that borders on domestic terrorism within the New Hampshire mountains. Daniel is sent in when the first operative went in and never came out. There is only one rule-Daniel is not to enter the camp under any circumstances. 
  Daniel, a trained assassin, is met with unforeseen circumstances that forces his hand to disobey the rules and enter the camp.Once inside though Daniel starts to question everything The Program has told him and taught him. Daniels loyalties are tested by Moore, but also his allegiance to The Program are called into question.

This was a wonderful, action packed book that ends with a dynamite cliff hanger that leaves you begging for the 3rd book in this series.

About the Author:

Allen Zadoff is the author of the thriller series THE UNKNOWN ASSASSIN which debuted to starred reviews and was a 2014 YALSA Top Ten Pick for Reluctant Readers and a finalist for Best YA Novel in the 2014 International Thriller Awards. .He was born in Boston and went on to live in upstate New York, Manhattan, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. A former stage director, he is a graduate of Cornell University, the Harvard University Institute for Advanced Theater Training, and the Warner Bros. Writers Workshop. His novel Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have received the Sid Fleishman Humor Award and was a YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults. Visit Allen on the web at www.allenzadoff.com
 
Disclaimer: 
I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
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