I'm a mom and work full-time. How I find time to read I'm not sure but I do. I have been reading ever since I can remember. I always find that if I'm not reading something, I feel empty. I recently bought an eReader so that I can ALWAYS have my library with me :-) Since I have been introduced to a number of different books since I bought my eReader, I thought it made sense to start a blog to share not only my love for reading with others, but also new and interesting reading material.
Lethal People (A Donovan Creed novel) by John Locke
Telemachus Press, LLC (March 5, 2010)
Amazon Digital Services, Lending Enabled
Donovan Creed, a former CIA assassin, is a very tough man with a weakness for very easy women. Meet him in LETHAL PEOPLE a relentlessly entertaining crime novel that's often LOL - bizarre funny! The action is fast and furious, the dialogue smart, savvy and sexy. The story is filled with quirky characters and clever surprises.
Donovan Creed is a man without fear, without emotion but yet will try to do right by the people who deserves it. He seems to be quite the psychopath but in somewhat of a normal way.
Donovan Creed, a former CIA Assassin, turned hit man for anyone who pays enough. He has a weakness for pretty women who are "easy". Donovan also works for Homeland Security capturing and/or killing terrorist and he also test weapons for the military. He has no luck with women due to being somewhat of a cut and dry kind of guy. But there's always someone out there for everyone. He has an ex-wife who hates every ounce of him and a daughter who talks to me as if he's clueless. He doesn't have a permanent home but instead sleeps in subterranean prison cell or he will setup in the attics of unknown people. Without their knowledge of course.
Lethal People begins with a home going up in flames with a family of four inside. Later in the book, the tie in with the fire and the remaining survivor, you will meet the people who Donovan has quite a bit of dealings with. From a big time mob boss who is somewhat of a "friend", another mob boss who he refused to do work for and is trying to kill him to a quadriplegic "little person" with an army of "little people" who hired him to do a hit and finally his body guard Augustus Quinn, who is so disfigured the sight of him makes people scream.
I thought Lethal People had quite a bit of humor and the visual I have of Quinn kind of remind me of an upright version of a cross between Frankenstein and Quasimodo with a mix of Jason Vorhees thrown in. The book was very fast paced and involved quite a bit of action. There was even a little romance for Creed.
Would I read another John Locke book: yes
Is this a book I would recommend: yes but not to someone who reads serious crime novels.
DISCLAIMER: I was in no way compensated to review this book. These are my opinions of a book in which I purchased on my own.