22gigantes.com - A RELENTLESS ACTION THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF RATCATCHER AND OMEGA DOG ***** "Masterful nonstop actioner... superb, intelligent and filled with energy." - O. Barnack, Amazon reviewer ***** "...Knocks the ball right over the deepest part of the left field fence... an old-fashioned page turner filled with chills, thrills and suspense..." - William Wallace, Goodreads reviewer ***** "What a fantastic read!" - Leevora, Amazon reviewer ***** "Awesome book... This is one book you don't want to miss out on!" - Adam Stairs, Amazon reviewer ***** "Excellent spy novel... If you love Tom Clancy and Ludlum, I think you'll really love this author and novel... I will immediately look for the next book in this series..." - Jackie, Amazon reviewer Martin Calvary is going to Prague to kill a man. First he has to rescue him. Calvary works for The Chapel, a branch of British Intelligence that identifies enemies of the state who are beyond the reach of the law, and eliminates them. Permanently. But Calvary has had enough of the killing and wants out. His employers make him an offer: if he carries out one more assassination, he’s free to leave. If he refuses, evidence of his involvement in all the previous killings will be passed on to the police and he’ll become a wanted criminal facing life in prison. Trapped, Calvary travels to Prague to carry out the hit. The target is Sir Ivor Gaines, a retired senior British diplomat and Cold War traitor who escaped justice more than twenty years ago. But Calvary discovers he’s not the only one with an interest in Gaines. Also hunting him are the city’s gangland boss, and the local branch of the successor organisation to the Soviet KGB… Calvary’s hit on Gaines fails, and he’s plunged into a race against time to locate and terminate the man before either Prague’s premier organised crime family or the Russians discover just why Gaines is so important, and what the explosive repercussions would be were he to be taken to Moscow. Haunted by the memory of a terrible error he made five years ago, Calvary must track down Gaines to achieve severance not only from his job, but from his past itself. Severance Kill is the first book in the Martin Calvary action thriller series, which continues with Annihilation Myths. Praise for Ratcatcher, also by Tim Stevens ***** "Superb spy thriller...The prose is so vivid you can almost feel the action as it takes place..." - Jeremy Duns, author of The Dark Chronicles ***** "A high octane, fast-paced spy thriller... superb and captivating story... a great, heart-pounding read!" James Masters, Goodreads reviewer ***** "[J]oins Lee Child, David Baldacci and John D. MacDonald on my list of great spinners of thrillers." Edward F. Corbin, Amazon reviewer
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Most helpful customer reviews 23 of 24 people found the following review helpful. Why... By Janet ...did I finish this book? I'm not sure. It started out fine, but became more and more violent and bloody. If you like to read about torture and mayhem, this is for you. Plus, at approximately the 80% point, the editing became weird: there were passages with strikeouts, underlinings, and misplaced words. If I could, I would have given a zero star rating. I am deleting this from my book and from my Cloud. 25 of 27 people found the following review helpful. FIVE stars until . . . By Lester Lamar If you love the action-spy genre, you will find Severance Kill to be a compelling read. It is a book of action built on action. The interludes between episodes of potential peril and temporary victory for the protagonist are brief and pertinent. The main character, Calvary, is strong and resourceful, and author Stevens makes us like him. Fascinating and plausible modern spy plot set in Prague influenced by a Cold War-ish East-West conflict.Stevens's book is a confirmed 5 star novel until the final episode when it loses credibility with the careful reader. In a long chase, Calvary executes two "handbrake turns" in a stolen Ford extended cab pickup. Later, from outside the parked truck, he shouts at his passenger, telling him to release the handbrake. Ford pickups don't have hand brakes. And, Stevens continually refers to the vehicle as a "car."Then, in a book written totally in the third person, Stevens inexplicably (and jarringly) uses the first person several times.Twice, partial words are "lined out." And, there are a number of incomplete edits left in this published version of the book. An English teacher might observe that the writer, up against a hard deadline, turned in his assignment without finishing his final corrections. The first 90% of the book is pretty well-edited.These last items are admittedly nit-picking, but they detract from what WAS a 5 star effort. And, because of that fact, Severance Kill is highly recommended. 38 of 43 people found the following review helpful. Masterful Nonstop Actioner By O. Barnack This novel, about an assassin chasing quarry, starts with action that continues straight through to the end. Reading it is like watching a destruction derby, with good guys and bad guys as moving parts. The author lays on movement, action and violence, providing plenty of graphic bloody details, offering an expert's lesson in anatomy. Action hurtles forward at breakneck speed, abetted by frequent changes in viewpoint from hunter to hunted during the numerous chases.In the first few chapters, I experienced some confusion sorting out the characters and their relationships. It soon became clear that the novel involves four separate groups of people with exotic names (e.g.,Yaroslavovna, Tamarkin, Oleg, Arkady, Blazek, Grechko) and even a Welshman named Dafyydd Llewellyn. For a while I considered the possibility the names were an inside joke I didn't get. I was relieved to find that, after I read on, everything fell into place.The main character is Martin (AKA Calvary) who works for an ultra-secret branch of British Intelligence service (codename Chapel). He was hired from the Army after proving his talents during combat. He knows his handler but little else about Chapel. Martin is intelligent, skilled with weapons, willing to risk his life to serve his country. He has killed several men and is close to burnout, but Chapel will not release him until he performs one more job. The target is a former British diplomat named Gaines, once a double agent for the Russians.The action starts. In a nutshell's nutshell, it goes something like this: Martin locates Gaines, pursues him, Russians join the chase and interfere, organized crime figures join the chase and interfere, underground activists join the fray on Martin's side, and the story works its way to a conclusion, with a twist at the end, and then another twist. What I left out in the framework just given is the violent action at each intersection of parties, which includes car chases, shootouts, foot chases, stabbings, scuffles, torture, grenade launching, and the like.Steven's writing is superb, intelligent and filled with energy. The entire enterprise is tight and well-edited, without a wasted word. Overall, an impressive book. Highly recommended. See all 161 customer reviews...
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