From the blurb:
With a new handler and Silva's book of hits, Frank and Vincent's marital bliss is only interrupted by the occasional spat over whose turn it is to kill. But when their jobs stop going according to plan, a detour takes them down a path that could bring the end of their careers. And their lives.
The Inauspicious List just made me so, so freakin' happy. It's 200 pages of Frank and V on a killing spree. Well, not a spree, exactly, they're professional assassins after all, but there's lots of blood and guns and killings with other tools and the perfect amount of enjoyably violent fucking. Basically everything I love most in the world. Yay!
Unlike the second book, Les Recidivists, which was told from four different POVs, this story is back to being told by V (Vincent) which is as it should be. As much as I love, love, love Frank and loved being in his head--yeah, this world revolves around V, that sick little fuck with the angel face. And I know both Frank and V (especially V) would agree with me.
I'm really curious to see what's going to happen to my two boys. In all three books there's plenty of discussion about what one would do (or would not do) without the other. And let me say this--it takes a great writer, and fantastic characters, to convince me that two people are not being utter drama queens when they announce they can't live without the other. Normally, I find that eye rolling, but in the Chance Assassin world I just think oh my god, could you BE any SWEETER?!
Anyway, where was I? Oh, right. Nicole Castle strikes me as a romantic at heart, so I could see Frank and V driving their newest black BMW into the sunset at the end of the series. On the other hand, her imagination is a dark, fucked up place--and thank god for that--so I could also see her killing them off. I still can't decide which I'd prefer. Huh.
Actually, you know what, I don't really have a preference. I just love the world and the characters and I really loved this book. I want to live in it as long as possible. One of my favorites of the year, definitely.
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