The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler
Hardcover: 401 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
That was the dirty little secret of 9/11, he thought.
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
When sex crimes detective, Livia Lone uncovers a child pornography ring with ties to government officials and a cover-up by the FBI, she becomes a target. Barely avoiding assassination by a two person hit team, Lone reaches out to Dox, a mercenary and former Marine sniper. When a second attack on Livia is thwarted, Dox contacts his former team: John Rain, Rain’s ex-lover Delilah, black ops soldiers Ben Treven, Daniel Larison, and Colonel Scot “Hort” Horton.
Eisler is not only an excellent writer but his experience in a covert position for the CIA and black belt in judo provide authenticity to the action scenes. He’s especially good at bringing out the underlying tension when a group of mercenaries are brought together under circumstances where any one (or more of them) may be secretly part of the group they are working to bring down.
The Killer Collective is an intelligent action novel that entertains.