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The Killer

Author: Elgos, Jack Set In . . .
 Europe, Ireland
Genre: Fiction
Time Frame: 1970-1990s
Published: 2012
Description: Men's adventure thriller - McCann returns in part 2 of this action packed espionage thriller.

He's back - Fans of men's action and adventure thrillers will love - The Killer II.
In the second installment of this hard hitting action-packed espionage thriller, Darren McCann - the Butcher of Belfast - is back with the mission to avenge the brutal murder of his mother. Trained by the I.R.A., turned by MI6 - the operation takes him to America to track down the hard men funding the Republicans back home in Ireland.
A weekend that would exhaust Jason Bourne sees him make new friends and plenty of enemies in the notorious Hell's Kitchen. Later taskings in Ireland and Scotland allow him to excel at what he does best - killing. During a trip to Spain to take on a cell of suicide bombers he falls in love, but all is not what it seems.
This second installment of the best-selling espionage thriller, The Killer Trilogy, sees Darren develop as a character. He begins to question the motives of those in power, but all the time faces his enemies with his usual wit and trusty knife The Matador.

STUARTIE. Northern Ireland
Excellent, a review for The Killer 2
The storyline was brilliant, very hard to stop reading it, really looking forward to part 3, if the first 2 books are anything to go by, it will be captivating reading

By Iris Gioia (London)
A good Read
This review is from: Action & Adventure - Fiction - The Killer 2 (Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
In this second book of Jack Elgos's trilogy, we follow the career of Darren 'Butch' McCann, former IRA killer, now working for the British Secret Service under a new name and living in a mansion in the English countryside. His skills at taking out the bad guys are invaluable and his handler, a 'Mr Turner,' sends him on assignments to New York and Ireland where only his quick wits get him out of hair raising situations. We like Darren because we see him as basically a nice guy but the product of a troubled childhood. He sees himself as someone who has always been manipulated and is driven by a desire for revenge. After a seriously botched mission in Northern Spain tracking terrorists from the Middle East, he is injured, but with the luck of the Irish, is
nursed back to health by a beautiful Spanish woman in her remote farmhouse. Love begins to bloom and then . . . but you will have to read it to find out. There is plenty of excitement and enough well defined characters to hold our interest and we eagerly await the final book of the trilogy to find out how it will end.

By l M Nelson
The Killer II
This review is from: Action & Adventure - Fiction - The Killer 2 (Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
Couldn't put it down. Great read, all action thriller. I can't wait for the next instalment. I'd give it 4 stars.

Review by Lesso
Return of the killer
This review is for The Killer 2: The American Connection (Paperback)
I hadn't heard of Jack Elgos till recently when a friend loaned me a copy of 'The Killer' to read, and what a read it was. So, I've bought Killer 2' and was immediately emotionally re-embroiled in Liam's (Darren renamed) journey of revenge taking him, with mixed loyalties, on a very dangerous mission to the USA and further adventures in Europe. It's another explosive episode of audacious, daring exploits absorbing you into the very heart of the action, potentially nerve wracking save for the situation humour Elgos conjures up, which in no way detracts from the very serious subject tackled. Someone once coined the phrase 'A funny way of being serious' which I think just about applies here. A writing style unlike any other I've read before.
A significant new talent.
  
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