End As An Assassin by Lex Lander
Published: Kaybec Publishing (1st May 2016)
THIS TIME IT’S NOT FOR MONEY.
THIS TIME IT’S FOR BLOOD, PURE AND SIMPLE.
André Warner is a professional killer, ex-British Secret Service. Thirty-nine contracts have made him a wealthy man, and his fortieth is to be his last.
The hit goes smoothly enough, and the victim – a degenerate drug baron – is dispatched with minimal fuss and no traces left to incriminate Warner. He drives off into the sunrise to hang up his gun and retire to his home in Geneva.
Then into his life comes Gina, a hauntingly beautiful divorcee, fugitive from a bad marriage. The timing is perfect, coinciding as it does with Warner’s new beginning. They soon become lovers, and all seems set fair for a life together.
Their idyll is shattered when a former associate turns against Warner, and he faces exposure and arrest. Accompanied by Gina, he flees his Geneva home, only to run from the clutches of the Swiss police into the far deadlier embrace of a Marseilles crime syndicate whose boss has a score to settle on behalf of Warner’s last victim. Suddenly Gina is at risk through her association with him, and in trying to protect her he only makes matters worse.
His retirement plans in shreds, his life on the line, Warner is forced to stage a comeback. Only this time it’s not for money. It’s for blood, pure and simple.
PROFILE OF GINA GREGG
Tallish, slender (like so many other heroines!), boobs modest but definItely all there; blonde-ish hair, worn shoulder length and tousled – Warner describes it as ‘almost blonde’. Blue eyes, smiles a lot. Looks a bit like actress Charlize Theron.
She was married to the son of a mobster, who ill-treated her after she miscarried, and left her with a jaundiced view of men generally. When her ex-husband was murdered she grieved and found it difficult to establish a relationship with another man, until Warner appeared on the scene.
Her looks and character are based on a girl I had a crush on in school, called Elizabeth, and of whom I still have a photo.
About Lex Lander
LEX LANDER is a British born writer of crime thrillers, living and working in Montreal. Despite heavy business commitments – he is a partner in a Property Realtor business – he is currently finding time to produce two novels per annum. Lander is also the author of political thriller ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER JACKAL, published by Kaybec in 2013.