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Kill Order
by Robin Burcell
Order:  USA  Can
Harper, 2013 (2013)
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* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Before reading the first page of The Kill Order by Robin Burcell, be sure to take a very, very deep breath. You may not breathe again until the last page. The Kill Order starts off running and doesn't quit until the denouement. If bodies littering the ground are your thing, go for it. If you like a touch of romance thrown in, it's there. If suspense is necessary, you couldn't ask for more.

I found The Kill Order so hard to put down; I finished it in record time. And then found a bonus at the end, a novella with the same characters as Burcell uses in her novels. More good writing.

This is a very disturbing read. Burcell admits that a number of instances contained in her newest work are actual fact! This involves conspiracies within the U.S. government, making it so frightening to read. If you can get past that, the suspense is numbing.

Forensic artist Sydney Fitzpatrick has uncovered a code that was never meant to be found. Because of this, she is hunted, knowing there is a kill order issued on her. The code, if possessed by the wrong people could destroy the world. The key to this code is lost. So the world was safe until Sydney recovered the code and is now looking for the key.

The key may a twenty-year old mod girl sporting black hair with pink tips! Easy to spot in a crowd. No one expects the street smarts the girl knows, which work in her favor a number of times. Trying to protect the girl plays a large part in this ingenious, well-written plot.

The Kill Order is the fifth in the Sydney Fitzpatrick series. Don't miss it. Fine writing. A thrill a page. This author can really write.

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