STORY-LINE CITIZEN KILL BY STEPHEN CLARK:
In Citizen Kill we find America in the continuing battle against terrorism. Since 9-11, America has faced terrorism with small in-roads into their organizations. A new black ops unit, formed after the newly elected President’s son’s killed in a terrorist bombing, engages eliminators/assassins. Justin Raines, a black ops agent for the CIA, assigned the task of eliminating American citizens who radicalize Muslims, accepts the task.
After the diabolical of his last assignment, this will place him back in the good graces of the government and into a new position in the CIA. Assigned to kill the principle and founder of a Muslin school, Raines becomes close to Zahra. He saw the reality and injustice of this program as he came to know her. His disillusionment grows. Now he must find a way to prove her innocence and stop this assassination program. These are American citizens; innocence until proven guilty. What follows is an amazing fast paced story, my book review of Citizen Kill follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
In Citizen Kill, author Stephen Clark created a fast paced novel filled with betrayal, terrorism, injustice, and prominent government officials gone amuck. Of course, for those of us who like a little romance, Clark also included a love interest for Raines. This book will make you stop and think; could this really happen in America? You bet it could, all it takes is a group of government fanatics and the stage is set for a government that kills its citizens under the misplaced guise of eliminating terrorism.
The pace of Citizen Kill, fast and furious, will hold the reader’s attention from the first page. This is a roller coaster ride of betrayal and injustice as Raine sets out to stop this dastardly plan. The plotting skillfully developed by Clark, will entertain anyone who enjoys a solid political thriller. With many plot threads to bring together to close the novel, Clark masterfully led us through Citizen Kill. As we rush towards the end of the book, you will find good people and bad; some you will like, others you will hate. I began to wonder how the new President won the election as she appears weak, indecisive, and emotional. Of course, candidates show one face to the world and another in private. Where’s the check and balance system for the government? How can so few have so much power?
Clark developed his characters skillfully; revealing villains I never suspected. Watching Raines become a better man was awesome, I must admit I did not like him in the beginning of Citizen Kill. With a last-ditch effort to stop the carnage, will Raines and his fellow supporters be successful? You will find yourself turning the pages fast and furiously to know the outcome. I became invested in the characters as I read this book. A talented author, Clark, has the skill to transport you inside the story. With twists and turns, my attention never wavered. I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend; a top-notch political thriller.
CITIZEN KILL RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4.5
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
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