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Confessions of a Hit Man Confessions Of A Hit Man Is A High Octane Thriller With A Plot That Adds Velocity Like A Well Oiled Chicane When Ex Royal Marine Jack Becomes A Paid Assassin, Work Comes Easily, Especially When Working For The Sicilian Mafia, Until He Gets Drawn Into A Government Plot Selling Enriched Plutonium To A Rogue Nation.


10 thoughts on “Confessions of a Hit Man

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    A very very good mystery is hard to write about with using spoilers This one is so tightly written that one episode leads naturally to another, and the finale is blistering indeed in this case, it is the protagonist s soul that is blistered, although life is not done with him yet And something else is blistered the top of the tree, as the hit man, Jack, put it The national and multinational networks, the CIAs and MI5s, the Irguns, and the KGBs Not all of these are specifically involved in the story, but this kind of organization, its deceptions and the money it siphons off from the people, is delineated in all its power Richard Godwin shows why it is not only an organization, but has become a tradition And an obsession,its paranoia mirroring out own Interesting word, mirror.Richard Godwin is known for the various genres he combines in his work mystery, horror, espionage, exotic adventure, erotica, and satire Most of these can be subsumed by the epithet pulp, used in the sense it can be used of Jim Thompson, Charles Bukowski, James M Cain, Gerald Kersh, or Jea...


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    Jack is a Royal Marine commando, a trained marksman and explosives expert, good at reconnaissance, sabotage and using information Needing finance Jack takes on a hit for Luca Martoni, telling himself it would be just the one.But before he knows it Jack is a full time assassin, his stock on the rise, his fee increasing all the time But he gets pulled into a government plot selling enriched plutonium to a country that shouldn t have it Confessions of a Hit Man is as addictive to the reader as it is to Jack I devoured the story in a couple of sittings The style is pacey, the sentences chopped, the chapters brief and to the point The novel itself is short, around 50,000 words and if there s one complaint it s that I wanted , it was such a good read.The confession aspect in the title is an apt description, Jack is writing down the individual hits as a salve to his conscience he didn t start out wanting to kill people for a living, it sort of crept up on him Something he subsequently realizes.As the narrative progr...


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    Fast paced, ever changing situations, Jack handles them all Reads like a top list of ways to pull of a hit, no spare words here.Big spenders, highest orders of the dark underbelly of crime, espionage and betrayal I enjoyed Lauren s character in the second half of the book, offering an anchor to follow as the plot continued to unfold....


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    A brilliant quick read told from the point of view of an unnamed Hitman I picked up the book last night and finished it this afternoon The writing was exciting and transported me into the life of a killer for hire The story was totally believable and the writing sucked me in and never let go until the final word Godwin is a master of his craft a...


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    Richard Godwin s Confessions Of A Hit Man is the violent and action packed story of an ex marine who becomes a globe trotting contract killer A marvelously, hard hitting slice of international crime fiction.


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    Economy of word is the essence of this highly exciting novel I enjoyed the Just the facts, Mam style reminiscent of the old style cop shows but modern in application.The hero, Jack, is a complex character who saves a member of the Mafia from an assault and then takes on a job for the Family just the once, he thinks but even though he is a sophisticated ex Marine, he is sucked into a vortex of death unable to find a way out However, it s a job no than cleaning scum off the human pond and this is shown through the type of people Jack is sent to exterminate scoundrels, sadists, murderers of the bodies and of the souls of their victims There s to Jack than being a hit man however, and although the reader is not privy to his private thoughts as such, his view of the scum shows a great deal about him Jack, ...


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    Reviewer s note My review does not show as a verified purchase on because my review copy was a gift from the author This in no way has any bearing on my review Those who know me know that I will not review a book I have not read, nor can I be induced to provide a review that is not honest Thank you vmls Richard Godwin brings in Confessions of a Hit Man, not a psychopath the protagonist type that predominates much of his work The Apostle, Mr Glamour, Meaningful Conversations, and a good body of his shorter stories but a character who is both human and humane.A point Richard makes in all of his stories, besides the obvious ones relevant to a particular tale, is that we regardless of class or upbringing all have than a tinge of sociopathy to our psychological make up We are all to some degree damaged Even the much written everyman , humankind s anti hero hero.In Confessions of a Hit Man, Richard s protagonist, Jack is no exception Ex Royal Marine commando someone, I can t recall who now, once said that anyone who serves in the military...


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    In the early stages of this book, I was reminded somewhat of Lawrence Block s excellent Hit Man stories Early doors, the formats are similar in that there are a series of hits to be carried out, each requiring their own subtleties of approach and method of dispatch Of course, Godwin s imagination reaches parts many other authors would not reach in terms of the twists and the twisted and the early events deal with targets of increasingly sordid lives Jack, the Hit Man of the title, is an ex service man who stumbles in to the world of the Sicilian mafia after a chance encounter on the island His connection sets Jack up with a little work when he returns to London and Jack s all too happy to find a way out of an existence where cash is short He s good at the work, too It s not long before he s setting out on private hits because his growing reputation has turned him into a sought after professional One thing leads to another and he s soon coaxed into a job of international significance He s to infiltrate and bring down an operation involving the smuggling of plutonium to Syria and feels the hand of the government holding his purse strings The stakes are higher and the mission is hugely complex and it s this story that occupies most of the second half of the book.I really enjoyed this It s well written and has a slightly breezy styl...


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    When I was about eleven I wanted to either be a hit man or a priest As I thought about it, maybe a priest would be a good cover One of my all time favorite movies is The Mechanic with Charles Bronson So when I see a book about a hit man, I naturally want to read it.Confessions of A Hit Man falls short of being a good ...