Seven Hells: superbly cinematic

Separate to the Killing Sisters thriller series, this is a standalone novella that features star turn and efficient killing unit, JJ Stoner.

JJ Stoner, ex-military, now black ops, is drinking in a bar with former army colleague, the Hard Man, when the latter draws him into a top-secret mission on British soil. Intelligence reports suggest that there is an imminent terror attack, but the ideology of the terrorists is unclear.

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Stoner is not your usual hired mercenary and Westworth’s high-octane story is not your usual paint-by-numbers thriller. The battle-hardened characters’ moralities are complex, their decision-making astute. The author’s no-nonsense narrative and first-rate dialogue propel the story at a brisk pace and the depiction of an explosion in a church is superbly cinematic.

There is a steely-yet-playful confidence to the author’s writing and I would urge you to check out his Tarantino-esque femme-assassins, the two killing sisters, in his other riveting reads.

Five Stars
Reviewed by Kevin Ansbro
Seven Hells by Frank Westworth is available at Amazon

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