Former Operation Desert Storm Air Force fighter pilot and author Ward Larsen is back in Assassin’s Strike. His seventh thriller featuring assassin, David Slaton. His first novel, The Perfect Assassin is currently listed as in development on IMDB in an effort to bring the series to the big screen.
David Slaton was a Kidon, a member of one of the most elite and lethal group of expert assassins within the Mossad. He worked for them for about ten years, then he left. Majority of the world thought he was dead, he had however moved on to raise a family, but he kept being drawn back, either by Mossad or the CIA. Eventually, he made his choice and took refuge with the CIA utilizing their ‘asset protection’ program for his family and him. In return, when they need him, he would do what Slaton does best.
In Assassin’s Strike, the CIA called, and Slaton is given a mission. To extract a Russian defector out of Damascus, Syria. Ludmilla Kravchuk is a Russian interpreter selected for this specific role due to a previous local assignment and exceptional language skills. The Russian President, President Petrov and his Iranian counterpart, President Ahmed Rahmani have a secret meeting, absolutely no record of this meeting and its content is allowed. But do these corrupt politicians follow those rules?
The two President’s each require an interpreter and these two government employees are by design read into the topic of this meeting. To the Iranian President, the issue is a quick one to resolve, kill the interpreter. Ludmilla witnesses her counterpart’s death and comes to the realization that she is next. She barely escapes and only by luck because she has no operational training.
Slaton on the other hand has a very good understanding on how to be operational, he accepts the mission and from there it’s a fight for their life at every corner. On top of that, the topic of the meeting between the two corrupt president’s is being carried out and it’s a race to stop the brilliant plan that is sure to tear apart what is left of the Middle East and plunge the region into all out war.
As always with Larsen’s novels, his experience as a fighter pilot is evident. Utilizing his extensive knowledge on fighter jets, their use, maintenance, and the feeling of being in the jet while its going 500 miles per hour. This type of writing and intimate knowledge can only be achieved by someone that has sat in a similar cockpit and been in combat before in that capacity.
Ward Larsen’s new thriller Assassin’s Strike has earned itself a Blast Radius of a MOAB. A globe trotting, stay up all night reading type of novel featuring one of the most lethal assassins ever produced by the legendary Israeli intelligence apparatus.
Author: Ward Larsen
Series: David Slaton # 7
Publisher: Forge Books
Release Date: August 18, 2020
Follow Ward on Twitter: @wardlarsen
Lima Charlie Rating: A BLAST RADIUS OF: A MOAB! – Massive Ordnance Air Blast -AKA- Mother of all Bombs. Largely known as the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in the US Military inventory. It has a blast radius of one mile, meaning it demolishes everything within 1 square mile.
About The Author
Ward Larsen is a USA Today bestselling author and a four-time winner of the Florida Book Award.
His first thriller, The Perfect Assassin, is currently being adapted into a major motion picture by Amber Entertainment.
A former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Larsen flew over twenty missions in Operation Desert Storm.
He has also served as a federal law enforcement officer, airline captain, and is a trained aircraft accident investigator.