According to Vic Walters, the secret to happiness is low overhead and few demands. Living rent-free in a modest bachelor pad behind his boss’s house, he has no debts, no entanglements, and no expensive relationships. He works just a few days a month, but his bank accounts keep growing.
Vic is a high-priced hitman with a legendary record of success. That is, until someone starts eliminating his marks before he can get to them . . . until his manager puts him in the middle of a vicious drug-cartel feud . . . and until a young man walks into his life with a big .45 and a startling revelation.
For Vic Walters, it’s time to step out of the shadows. Which means it’s killing time in Duke City.(Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
This was a fun and quick mystery that was set in an interesting town. Many hitmen books can come off a little cheesy, but Vic is realistic, specific in his preferences and entertaining. He had a specific look that I like and that added a depth to the book to me. Once Ryan was introduced, I enjoyed that he set Vic just a little off-kilter, but it helped them both.
As many people have mentioned in reviews, Max Austin has a great writing style. He strikes a great balance between brevity and description and I definitely stayed up late to finish the book. I particularly love novel/novellas that have a twist at the end. Though a sequel to “Duke City Split”, “Duke City Hit” can definitely be read as a stand-alone. I will certainly go back and read the first when I have a chance!
Warning: Contains violence and swearing.
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review courtesy of TLC Book Tours.
Rating: 4 stars!
Who should read it? Fans of mystery novels looking for a “light” version with action.
Want to read the whole series?
- Duke City Split (Duke City Trilogy #1)