Author: Rachel Amphlett
Published: January 2018 by Saxon Publishing
Category: Spy Thriller, Mystery, Espionage, Book Review
Eva Delacourt has been in hiding for three years after her fiancé was assassinated in cold blood outside the British embassy in Prague.
She thought she was safe.
But someone in the mysterious Section has betrayed her, and now she’s on the run for her life, sworn to protect the six-year-old boy she adores.
Eva Delacourt wondered how they’d found her, as she watched the video link from the gatehouse. Something or someone had compromised this place where she and Alex had felt safe. Since Doug was killed three years ago, Eva and Alex have been in hiding, moving from place to place. Now it was beginning again. There was a contingency plan in place…she was always prepared. Now she needed to find out who and why. She and Alex are on the run again, trying to stay ahead of the bad guys, with the help of Nathan, a computer analyst, who becomes involved when he is given the task of working with Eva to find out how she was compromised and who is after her.
He rose and offered his hand to Eva. ‘No doubt we’ll talk soon. In the meantime, try to get some rest, and then work with Nathan to see what you can find out. I need to know how badly the rest of your mission has been compromised, understand?’
‘He can’t be serious,’ said Eva as Nathan followed Knox from the room. She left her seat and approached Miles. ‘I’ve got enough on my hands looking after Alex. You can’t expect me to babysit your computer guru as well.’
Assassins Hunted begins with a bang – literally – and the action doesn’t let up. Rachel Amphlett is exploring a different avenue in that these fast paced, spy mystery thrillers are a serialised story, and at less than 200 pages, are perfect as a quick, exciting read. There are three episodes, one released each week. The third has just been released so if you prefer to binge read, now’s your chance.
Although Assassins Hunted puts the main players in the frame, it’s initially unclear the way in which the mysterious Section operates and who they are. Eva, as well as the reader, is not sure who is trustworthy. Someone, possibly in the Section, has betrayed her. From Cyprus, to the British Embassy in Berlin and on to Prague, Eva has to keep ahead of the trained killers following in their footsteps. Despite Eva’s lack of field work over the last few years, she is anything but a pushover, her abilities are ingrained and she’s not about to give up even if her pursuers are relentless and the odds aren’t in her favour. Great start to this series.
Rachel Amphlett is the bestselling author of the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the popular new Detective Kay Hunter series, as well as a number of standalone crime thrillers. Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel’s novels appeal to a worldwide audience, and have been compared to Lee Child, James Patterson, and Chris Chibnall. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold, being sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint in 2014, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag in 2017.
An advocate for knowledge within the publishing industry, Rachel is always happy to share her experiences to a wider audience through her blogging and speaking engagements.