Monday, June 10, 2013

Falling Glass

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Falling Glass

 

By: Adrian McKinty

 

Published By: Serpent's Tail

 

Published On October 9, 2012





Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars




Ok this book is getting 3.5 stars…. It really deserves like a 1 star for the audio version which I listen to. The reader had such a strong Irish accent that it was hard to understand what the heck he was saying. I understand it was an Irish book and Irish setting, but come on now! I need to know what the heck your saying!

Killian is a Tinker, a traveler, a background that he cannot get away from, a lifestyle to which he can return with absolutely no questions asked and all kindnesses forthcoming. He is also somewhat semi-retired hit man.  He is an enforcer rather than a straight out hit man. He looks for solutions to problems, and he is not above using some elegant albeit somewhat crafty ways of getting results for whoever is paying him.  He is good at finding people that do not want to be found. So when a very rich  Irish businessman, Richard Coulter, hires him to find his ex-wife who took off with his daughters, he cannot say no. 
We are introduced to Coulter's ex-wife and daughters who are on the run. The ex-wife is a drug addicted, recovering, who is running from the ex-husband for reasons not said, but we do know it has something to do with the ex-husbands laptop that she has been carrying around.  
After reading scene after scene of the ex-wife running away from bounty hunter after bounty hunter, we are introduced to someone who is following Killian. Another hit man hired by Coulter to kill the ex-wife. Killian is wondering what the real reason why Coulter wants his wife found and why there is a hit man out to kill her.
When Killian finds the ex-wife she shows him the laptop and why she has been running and of course Killian switches sides and tries to save her and the girls. His journey goes from being all about the money, to an understanding that there are some things that are more important than money.