Monday, May 25, 2009

Random Book Review

And here's a random book review to tide you over til next we meet.

Exit Strategy (Nadia Stafford, Book 1)

At first you think to yourself....she's a hitman. How can I possibly enjoy a book about a woman who's career is very bad? How can I sympathize with her? How can I possibly care about anything she does?

You do.

You get past.

You move on.

You fall in love with Nadia Stafford's immense sense of right and wrong, her internal struggle with what she does and what she used to be.

It's like a less complicated Le Femme Nikita (the original movie or the tv show, not that horrible Fonda movie) however, Nadia has made this choice - it hasn't been thrust upon her.

You identify with Nadia on a level that you didn't think you can as a law abiding citizen. She's a few steps away from being a vigilante, a few steps above cold-blooded killer. She's a woman and she has problems.

She also has Jack, her mentor.

The relationship between the two of them leaves you wanting them to get it on. He is a man of short sentences and few words. He works with gestures. A man of action. Nadia leans on him like no other and their connection keeps her sane.

I'll let you read the book to find out what happens

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