He was the world’s greatest martial artist – a master of the world's deadliest art. Once revered, he became feared, and for that he blamed his homeland. America was no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave. It had become the land of murder and the home of corruption. But for a man like Trent Smith – it was the perfect hunting ground.
Biochemists have invented a drug that cures all disease and stops aging, but a New York industrialist has kept it secret for a specific purpose. He wants to form an exclusive fraternity of immortal supermen, all of whom are beholden to him. Only one thing puts a kink in his plan – the drug’s side effects, which include wild surges of increased sexuality and unpredictable flares of homicidal rage.
Trent Smith has trained in Japan for over twenty years and he has his own agenda. He vows to avenge the innocents slain by the ever-growing number of American celebrities who murder with impunity. But when a dying scientist gives him the only copy of the secret formula, he must decide if the miraculous benefit is worth the toll it takes on the prodigious people who use it and their credulous victims who don’t.
KILLER OF KILLERS is an action-packed martial arts thriller that pits one man's quest for justice against the wonders of medical science. But wonders for some are horrors for others in a secret society ruled by greed, malice, and a singular objective to attain eternal youth.
This is a suspense and action-packed read about Trent, a martial art master and a killer of killers and about the Eternity drug that could reverse aging but with murderous side effect and contains heroin, tetrodoxin and cerebrospinal fluid.
I love the thrill of action-packed scenes but this one is like a breath of fresh air for me. This was my first time for an action-packed martial arts read.
This read has those intense action scenes that didn't fail to give me that adrenaline rush of a book that I was hoping for and there were those unexpected heartbreaking scenes also.
You will be kept guessing who's really the bad guy and if there's really a good guy and will left you thinking about Trent's reasoning for his actions and if they were justifiable.
The weird movement of the roses in Susie and Samantha's hands had made me thinking maybe they were healing and were still alive since they were both using the drug. I want to know how or if Trent will be able to end the life of Manoukian. What will happen to Soriah and his lab now that his case is already with the FBI? What will Trent do with the disc that contains the Eternity database? These are some of the questions that were left unanswered and I don't know if there's a book two that will have the answers but I hope there will be.
This read reminded me of those martial art films I used to watch with my brother.
When Samantha told Trent she loves him, I just find that a bit fast? And there were some japanese words that i didn't understand because it wasn't explained in english and I had to translate it on google. Well other than that, I love this book. This is a recommended fast-paced read that will get your heart racing with Trent's deadly martial art skills.
Rating: 5 stars
About the Author:
Mark M. DeRobertis has written four novels: Killer of Killers, The Vase, Killer Eyes, and John Dunn, Heart of a Zulu. Killer of Killers, a martial arts thriller, is now available for purchase from Melange Books, LLC, in print and digital formats. And The Vase is now available for purchase from Penumbra Publishing.
The Bookish Ailurophile
Shin is a 27-year-old bookworm who loves books that give her adrenaline rush and makes her feel the characters' emotions. When she's not reading, she's either spending her time listening to oldies music while making some crafty stuffs made out of old book pages, or spending her time reading books with children at an orphanage.