3 out of 4 stars
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Written by T. O'Neil Charity, Family Honor-III is the third installation of Family Honor series. The book is about Chase st. John, an assassin who was working for "King Kole Konner." It all started when Chase was sent by the king to neutralize Blue Black. This landed him in prison, where he served seven years. Upon getting out of jail, Chase's ultimate goal was to eliminate Blue Black and seize his empire, Four Corners. If all went to plan, he would then go after the king for his betrayal. However, these two men were too powerful to be defeated. Fresh from prison, I wondered how Chase would handle it.
As time went on, Chase had more enemies than he had expected. These included Jasmine, Horace, a group of men called Syndicate and the police. These people were not just Chase's enemies. They went so far as to explode his Range Rover, to surround his penthouse with gunshots, etcetera. With all of these things happening, how would Chase survive? Since this book is part of a series, it ended with a cliffhanger. Categorized under other fiction, the book has a touch of romance. Chase's relationship with Tasha was supremely pleasant. Not to mention that of Multiple Homicide and his girlfriend, Monique.
The book was action-packed right from the start. For someone who likes fast-paced stories, this was a tremendous thrill. The evidence lays in the beginning pages, where Chase defended himself from those who were sent to attack him in jail. The events in the book were also vividly detailed. The gruesome sight of the story sent chills down my spine.For example, "His head shattered into a mist of pinkish red splatter, as gray matter, tissue and bone fragments spread across the floor."
It was also intriguing to discover that the book contained action. The use of weapons like guns, rocket launchers, alligator clips and knives in almost every page got me saying, "I finally found a right book." I also liked the suspense and mystery surrounding the book. I wondered who was the mystery woman that showed up at BB's penthouse and never left. In the story, I was also glad to learn that one should put it in books when he becomes a great man. Otherwise, there is no use of conquering the world if no one knows about it. In Chase's words: "My thoughts, feelings, ideas and philosophies would be immortalized on the pages that I filled."
One of the few downsides of this book is unrealistic characters. What struck me as odd was how a guy, who wholeheartedly loved his woman, allowed her to mingle with another man and felt no remorse about it. For him to say, "If she were being held hostage, and the ransom was for me to stand in front of an on-coming train, I would do it," but still found it normal that she enjoyed with other men was indeed unrealistic.
Again, the book has to go through another round of editing: I discovered more than ten grammar errors. Because of this issue and the one mentioned above, I award Family Honor-III 3 out of 4 stars. The book will appeal to lovers of romance, action and mystery. Since there is a use of vulgar language and extreme sex scenes, I recommend the book to readers above the age of 18.
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