The Former Assassin

Susan Foster wants to retire. Her boss wants her dead.

After decades as Victor Kemp’s off-the books killer, Suzanne finally quits. Not until five years later does Kemp discover how thoroughly she’s deceived him. Determined to punish her, he tracks her to Wales to watch her die. Instead, he walks into a trap that takes the life of his eldest son.

Believing themselves safe at last, Suzanne and her family relocate to London, where she hopes to find the peace that has eluded her for so long. Her son is engaged to a nobleman’s daughter; her husband has a good job with British Intelligence. Yet Suzanne struggles with restless dreams and the premonition that her nemesis has survived.

He has: Kemp, though severely injured, is rebuilding his empire and plotting revenge. He’s prepared to risk everything to end the former assassin. The trouble is, he may not be the only one.

Suzanne has no choice: to protect those she loves, she will forced to kill again. Assassins, it seems, can never retire.



"This years-long, transcontinental game of cat-and-mouse is an explosive page-turner which owes its momentum to its two well-drawn opponents and a conflict that goes beyond good-vs.-evil."  ~Indie Reader Four-Star Review

"Readers attracted to cat-and-mouse stories of conspiracy, murder, corporate activities, and detective works, and those who enjoy added dimensions of psychological insights throughout these scenarios, will find The Former Assassin offers just the right blend of intrigue and drama to make for a riveting read from start to finish."

~D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review

"Later turns in the smashing final act come at a searing pace. An oft-rousing tale with a many-layered protagonist." ~Kirkus Reviews



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About Nikki Stern

Nikki Stern is the author of two non-fiction books, Because I Say So and Hope in Small Doses, an Eric Hoffer medal finalist for books that “provoke, inspire, or redirect thought.” Eight of her short stories have been published in various online literary journals. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek and Humanist Magazine as well as three anthologies.

Nikki has just completed the first in a series of mystery/science fiction novels about an unorthodox crime fighter named Samantha Tate.

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