“Hard Kill” by Charlie Flowers is the kind of book I couldn’t put down. Even when I wasn’t reading I was thinking about it. This is one fast paced, edge of the seat, gripping story about a young Muslim, former al-Queda operative who is now working with Counter Terrorism in England. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Riz Sabir is a sharp young man with street smarts that do him in good stead as he pursues terrorists through the streets of London. Along with his cousin Holly (Bang Bang) Kirpachi and her group of ladies known as the Blackeyes Riz take on a faction of terrorists bent on turning London into a war zone. All the characters are lively and so real I could visualize them easily. The language is quick and often colloquial giving the reader the feeling of being part of the action. With moments of tension so thick I found myself holding my breath followed by scenes of action that had me practically jumping up and down the story was timely and terrifying. With an awareness of the dangers faced from jihadists while incorporating the everyman side of Islam, Flowers is able to show the conflicting elements of a population torn by extremes. Flowers displays a knowledge of the skills and style of radical terrorists that is mind blowing. Without giving anything away I will say the end left me begging for more, so much so that I immediately purchased book two “Danger Close”. I would recommend readers check out the Glossary before reading to familiarize themselves with the terminology throughout the book. It’s well worth it. Overall this is a book that never slows down and demands to be read.
After 13 years as a social worker of sorts I decided it was time to do what I had planned when I was in the fifth grade; I decided it is time to write. I have a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from East Tennessee State University with concentrations in Psychology and Sociology. I studied Media Arts at Long Island University In Brooklyn and Guerilla Film Making at Pellissippi State University. I have a Masters Level Certification in Forensic Document Examination.My first full length book "View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale" is available on amazon.com and my latest book "Riddle" was released on Amazon in June 2015. My third novel "Carved Wooden Heart" an erotic romance written with Starla Hartless is now available.. As a Domestic Violence survivor and thriver I am involved with local DV Support Groups. Besides writing I love to travel, enjoy photography, reading, and film.With 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren ranging in age from 3 months to 22 years old as well as my first great grandchild, Noah Glen, born August 19th, 2016, I have led a busy life. The best is yet to come... View all posts by Lizzi Newton