Title – The Devil’s Homecoming
Author – Robert Schobernd
Genre – Crime Thriller
Rating 5 stars out of 5 Posted 8/8/17
No. 50 - 2 - 2017
My impressions: loving relationships, revenge, violent, great ending,
Clayton Albrecht – the assassin.
Joey Tadono – Mafia boss
Lizzy Albrecht – Clayton’s younger sister.
Tommy Maxwell - Clayton’s nephew.
Clayton Albrecht emerges from a drunken stupor after murdering five people in a New York City bar the night before. He's still inebriated when he visits his sister-in-law. After more whiskey, he attacks and rapes her. Weeks later, he takes his two nephews to Canada for a week-end fishing trip. Such are the extreme action cycles in the life of The Assassin.
After silencing his step brother and sister-in-law when they seek to initiate a contract on him, Clay takes his eighteen-year-old nephew Tommy to Alaska for a week of skiing and snowmobiling. Tommy has become his pride and joy.
Due to Clay's drinking and a run of bad luck, several hits had unacceptable results or sensational damage pointing to the mob bosses who hired him. Joey has Clay severely beaten as punishment and as a wake-up call.
A major personal impact occurs when his nephew, Tommy is attacked and critically injured by the adult town bully. When Tommy dies Clayton wages a vendetta against the men responsible for his nephew's death.
Interspersed with his personal life, new contracts continue to be assigned until his services are demanded to murder a US Congressman. He refuses to kill the man for personal reasons. He foils the attempt on the man's life and incurs the wrath of the top mob bosses. While making his escape he is shot and has to hide out while his wound heals.
The resulting war with the mob bosses results in more personal losses and leaves him with a kill list stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast. Eventually he plays the only card he has left for beating the mob and staying alive.
The Devil's Homecoming didn't slow down one iota from the first two books in this trilogy.
The editing and sentence structure of The Devil’s Homecoming are very good.
Character Development in this third story of The Irrevocable Change series builds on the previous books and is a vivid portrayal of the main characters.
Details in the story are adequate without being long winded and boring.
Research is evident in its depth and thoroughness.
The plot is exciting, complex and emotional. It held my interest from start to finish.
The writing style is crisp, fast, action-packed and involved.
Continuity throughout is good. Every scene makes sense and doesn’t contradict others.
I strongly recommend this crime trilogy because of its intense pace and character involvement.
This story is violent; readers who reject detailed violence, rape and torture should skip this assassin series. The Assassin and many of the people around him are cold-blooded killers.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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