Dominick Candiotti is a paid assassin employed by the shadowy Brownstone Agency. But after one too many assignments, weary of the violence and a life of temporary identities, he wants to leave the profession. His anonymous boss, code-named “Og,” isn’t happy with the decision; he turns the tables on his employee and assigns fellow agents to eliminate him. Now on the run, Candiotti fights for his life, trying to stay one step ahead of deadly pursuers while he tracks down his nemesis boss and uncovers secrets from his own past. It’s a gripping tale about the struggle for power and a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse that leads through several U.S. cities and beyond.
This is the second suspense novel featuring Dominick Candiotti. He first appeared in The Strange Death of Father Candy.
|Publisher:||Gray & Company, Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Les Roberts is the author of 16 mystery novels featuring Cleveland detective Milan Jacovich, as well as 11 other books of fiction. The past president of both the Private Eye Writers of America and the American Crime Writer’s League, he came to mystery writing after a 24-year career in Hollywood. He was the first producer and head writer of the Hollywood Squares and wrote for The Andy Griffith Show, The Jackie Gleason Show, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., among others. He has been a professional actor, a singer, a jazz musician, a teacher, and a film critic. In 2003 he received the Sherwood Anderson Literary Award. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Northeast Ohio.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I wasn't overly impressed with Wet Work. The characters never captured my attention, and the writing style wasn't particularly mind-engaging for me. However, Wet Work is a decent mystery/thriller that may appeal to others. ***I received a free copy of this book, and in exchange, I have provided an honest review.***
In wet work, a military officer works as an assassin during the Vietnam War finds that he has no job skills when he returns to civilian life. When he is offered a job as a hired killer for the government to protect the U.S. he snaps it up. He does well at his job until he discovers that the people he is killing are not a threat to the U.S. When he tries to quit the job the agency attempts to have him killed a number of times. This book takes us on a race from one episode of violent murder to another, and I found the unrelieved pace of the violence disturbing. This novel doesn't seem to work on a number of levels. For example, would someone who fought in the Vietnam war have a small cellphone with that others can use to triangulate his location when he is 40 years old? I can overlook an occasional error in timing, but this book was much too violent for my taste.