January 28, 2015

Review: Killer Moves by Bernard Lee DeLeo

Title: Cold Blooded II ~ Killer Moves
Author: Bernard Lee DeLeo
Series: Nick McCarty, #2
Genre: Crime Fiction (Pulp Fiction Thriller)
Publisher: R.J. Parker Publishing
Release Date: May 24, 2014
Source: Self Purchase
Reviewed by: Kat

Book Summary

Nick’s partner, Gus Nason, thinks Nick may be going slowly crazy trying to retire as a reclusive bestselling author. Gus assumes even with Nick’s wife Rachel pregnant, and walking Jean and Deke the dog to school, Nick will become a danger if not pursuing what he does best: killing people. 

Gus quickly regrets his influence over his partner, when the first time out of the retirement chute, Nick’s contract on Sheik Abdul Nazari begins a chain of events he never envisioned. 

Nick incorporates only one guideline in his life - he has a handful of people and a canine pal he protects at all costs. An unwitting number of people decide to test what they think is Nick’s weakness. It proves to be a fatal error in judgment.

My Thoughts

I was wondering how, if it was even possible, to top the first in this series. However, dear readers, I worried for naught. Killer Moves (Cold Blooded II) is a brilliant sequel in this pulp fiction thriller series and easily as entertaining as the first. 

Nick McCarty is a larger-than-life hero *ahem* assassin who metes out justice to hella deserving political enemies as well as regular bad guys, while maintaining a career as a bestselling author and protecting his small circle of family and friends with a loyalty a German Sheppard would envy.  

A non-stop action read, I couldn't help but notice that only 3% into the novel and already Nick had coerced neighbours out of selling drugs, carried out a hit on an Al Qaida kingpin and 6 of his men, AND blew up an Iranian gunboat with a rocket launcher. Damn I love this character! 

The author has us so believing in this character, we don't even question his judgement or decisions. Ever! In fact, I think we should have t-shirts made with "What would Nick McCarty do?" on them. And a TV show. There could totally be a TV show about this series. Who's with me? 

Seriously, this series has memorable characters, great storylines, and is superbly written. Highly recommend it! 

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  1. Thanks for the wonderful review, Kat. I'm glad you enjoyed Nick and his crew. I like your t-shirt idea. :)

    1. You're most welcome Bernard and thanks so much for stopping by to leave a note. Much appreciated. And I'm totally serious about the t-shirt. We'll have to get RJ on board with the idea. However, I don't think that will be an issue. :D

  2. Exactly! Excellent review!
    Cool t-shirt idea... :-)