The Assassin Evolves Book Two of the Irrevocable Change Trilogy

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Clayton Albrecht is recognized as one of the three top assassins in the country; but to earn that reputation he has fought off his own assassins. His body count and success rate as well as the ruthless methods he employs attest to his proficiency. But there is a price to pay. In his nightmares his victims drag him into a maelstrom and force him to the brink of insanity.

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Words: 106,240
Language: American English
ISBN: 9781458168078
About Robert Schobernd

Hi, my name is Bob Schobernd. I publish my writing as Robert Schobernd.
I primarily write in the crime category. My crime stories started with a trilogy character study detailing an assassin’s rise and fall. The trilogy title is Irrevocable Change and the individual books are: Reverse Metamorphosis, The Assassin Evolves, and The Devil's Homecoming. These stories are about coarse criminals and focus on the life experiences of an assassin and how his actions affect his family and friends.
The first series I’ve written is the Carter A. Johnson novels. They depict a vigilante who invokes double jeopardy on criminals he determines to be guilty. The first story is The Blonde Heiress, a novella length introduction to the series. The second novel is The Dogtrot Murder. That story follows the prison internment of a wife convicted of killing her husband and Carter’s efforts to free her. A third story in the series is Cape Abigail, and its setting is the coast of Maine. Here Carter is joined by Kate Menke the prisoner in The Dogtrot Murder.
As a change of genre, I published a short (15,000 words), very dark thriller/horror story, titled 59 Hours. I’ll give you a hint; some people bloom, wilt and die in fifty nine hours.
In the near future I plan to continue with additional crime stories and also pursue other stories in the thriller/horror genre.

Thank you, I hope you enjoy my stories,

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Review by: Lillith Dunn on Feb. 03, 2015 :
I can hardly believe it, book two is even scarier than book one. I loved it. The writing is tight and the character's are realistic. Talk about surprise turns of events. I've already downloaded the final book. I definitely recommend this series.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Nora Lee on Dec. 14, 2014 :
The author continued to amaze me in the second story. I liked it a lot. The violence was almost over the top, but in all cases was not so explicit as to be graphic and gory The story line kept me fully involved and I felt myself attached to Clayton and cheering for him. At times his character seems so normal that it's hard to believe he's a killer. I bought book three and will start it tonight.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Clair Roxanna on Oct. 26, 2014 :
This trilogy has more unexpected twist and turns. In the first book I liked Clay, now I 'm learning to fear him and not like him. Somehow he's able to rationalize what he does to others as normal and necessary. What a transition. The last 25 percent was so full of surprises I was in awe. I've bought book three and am ready to start it. A great read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jay Patterson on Sep. 17, 2014 :
This author really gets inside the heads of his characters. The hit on Johnny Lee Bolton and his girlfriend was so detailed it was scary. A great story. It also had unexpected twist just like book one. I'm impressed by this writer.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: I. Readalot on Sep. 04, 2014 :
In book two of the Irrevocable Change trilogy the assassin continued to improve his skills both as a killer and antique dealer. I liked the fact that he is not portrayed as a superman/hero figure. He gets beaten and shot and bleeds and makes mistakes like everyone else. The level of detail in the hits is above average and I liked the fact that the type of firearms used is spelled out. As he gets more proficient and jaded I began to move from liking him to knowing he was becoming evil and dangerous and had to be stopped. The section where he murdered a serial rapist killer and his girlfriend was very real and bordered on being disturbing. Clay's escape from three goons from Philly was truly inspired and the description of the action was superb. I found all of the action scenes in books one and two to be highly detailed and believable, even though one or two did stretch credibility somewhat. His mother's revelation about the long term relationship he forced Adrianna to endure was totally unexpected and I felt his pain over the outcome. The ending of book two drove home the fact that he had fully accepted the power of his role of assassin and had little feeling about ending innocent lives. The Assassin Evolves is a fast paced read that kept me involved while moving Clayton to the top of the professional killer ranks and begins to set up his downfall. Another excellent read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Luke Short on Aug. 02, 2014 :
I read all three books in sequence. I just finished my second reading and realized I had not given a review. It was hard to stop reading. The books are very well written. I think they are the best I have seen on Smashwords.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: alla alperin on April 19, 2013 :
Awesome. Could not put it down. I enjoyedreading it as much as the first one. Highly recommend.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Clair Roxanna on Dec. 04, 2012 :
This trilogy has more unexpected twist and turns. In the first book I liked Clay, now I 'm learning to fear him and not like him. Somehow he's able to rationalize what he does to others as normal and necessary. What a transition. The last 25 percent was so full of surprises I was in awe. I've bought book three and am ready to start it. A great read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Kristi (Books N Beans) on April 10, 2012 :
Clayton's world took a decided turn when he lost his best friend and issued his ultimatum to Adriana. He entered a world full of darkness, deceit, and a whole lot of bloodshed.

The Assassin Evolves, book 2 in the Irrevocable Change Trilogy, by R.E. Schobernd shows us just how far down the path of evil Clayton is traveling. Killing scene after killing scene show a life full of bloodshed and gore. At times it almost feels as if it's just too much, but this is the world that Clayton resides in now. He isn't just a professional hit man, he's a killer who needs the fulfillment that each kill brings him.

We do however get another piece of the puzzle and it just might indicate that maybe Clayton's nature contributed more to his development than we originally believed.

The path that Clayton is on is one of pain and destruction, which will be brought right to his door on more than one occasion. Until ultimately one last tragedy in his life pushes Clayton over the edge and his mind snaps. Clayton comes full circle in the realm of killing when he once again kills out of anger and impulsively as the demons of his mind torment him.

But you'll have to check back tomorrow to see if Clayton's demons released their hold on them, because that's where this book in the trilogy ended. Can't wait!

*Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for a review*
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: William Bohannon on Feb. 06, 2012 : (no rating)
I love all three of the assassin books. The only thing that I do not like is all the bad language.

(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: RAVENSWOOD PUBLISHING on July 16, 2011 :

The expansion in books 2 & 3 of the "Irrevocable Change" series is remarkable. Mr. Schobernd writes with precision and accuracy. His books are wonderfully detailed and he takes both time and great care in developing his characters. I highly recommend these books to anyone interested in high crime novels.

-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club

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Review by: Rhoda Scearce on April 01, 2011 :
Clayton's character becomes even more ruthless in book two. This one was even more engrossing than the first.
Very detailed & interesting new ways to assassinate someone.
Surprise ending.
Loved it!!!
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Review by: Linda Deewall on March 28, 2011 :
The Assassin Evolves exposes the cunning and dangerous side of the assassin. As his expertise grew he abandoned the code he had sworn to live by and turned to drink to fight the demons in his head. The author explores life's secrets and surprises and shows that relationships are not always what they seem. An engrossing read from start to finish.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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