Happy Easter! I have had one heck of a year so far with allergies. I think I have heard that the pollen counts are the highest they have ever been. That being ssid, I have been “sick” for about 8 of the weeks so far this year. This weekend was one of those times. On Friday I decided that I needed to do some yard work – probably not the best idea. At least the yard looks good. As a result, the rest of the weekend I spent on the couch cuddled up with my puppies and a box of tissues. Between the everlasting sneezing and sniffling, I was able to finish a great book on my kindle – The Talent by B Remi Boembeke.
This book was brought to my attention by the author’s wife’s post on Facebook. It was advertised as 99 cents for Kindle. How do you turn something like that down? Even if it sucked, it was only a dollar and 200 something pages of my time. Not a huge loss in my opinion.
However, I was certainly pleased. For me, even though I have never met the author, the closeness of knowing someone who knows the author really made me want to like the book. Well, I didn’t need that influence because this book was quite awesome. I am a fan of most of what James Patterson writes (yes, most) and I feel like this book has that feel to it, but since I dont know what Boembeke’s formula is, I couldn’t quite predict what was going to happen next.
The story centers around Gabriel (possibly named after one of my good friends from High School), a contract hitman. He knows that killing is his calling and that people needed to possess The Talent to make these hits happen effectively. He is highly sought after because his work does not lead back to him or those who have hired him. However, his recent hit seems a perfect job to Gabriel, but to those who have hired him (the advisors), Gabriel has failed. This leads to Gabriel meeting up with his only friend, Slide (not named after anyone I know). From the moment he connects with his friend and fellow hitman, Slide, craziness ensues and Gabriel learns why the advisors are after him.
In order to continue in his line of work, Gabriel must kill the advisors against all odds. Along the way, Gabriel and Slide meet a stunning woman at a run down bar named Ryan. She is certainly more than just a pretty face…
The Talent by B Remi Boembeke would make an excellent film. Perhaps a screenwriter will come across this title and produce a fun thriller. Way to go Mr. Boembeke. Looking forward to the follow up title. Will we know what happens next?
If you are looking for some entertainment, I recommend checking out The Talent by B Remi Boembeke. Fans of James Patterson, Bourne Identity, etc. will not be disappointed.
(on a side note, I only found two typos – easily overlooked)