The Shop (Cyril Landry #1)
In Aspen, Colorado, a pop star and her entourage are brutally murdered in their luxury chalet. The lead assassin, ex-Navy SEAL Cyril Landry, has no qualms about carrying out his mission until the instant before he kills the young star—an intense, shared moment that will ultimately drive him to find out why these people had to die. Landry transforms from mercenary to hunter...more
THE SHOP opens with an assassination in Aspen, Colorado of well- known actress and pop star, Brienne cross. The assassin, Cyril Landry, former SEAL, a member of a black ops unit, THE SHOP, operating within a private security firm and used by the powerful government for missions, outside the law. Landry loves his family and is devoted ...more
The synopsis tells us it's about an ex-navy seal turned assassin who discovers that "The Shop", the people he works for are not what they seem. He begins to ask why he's kill the people he's killing. The synopsis gives us the idea that a local police officer gets involved in helping in the investigation.
Now, the book is actually about the e ...more
In the first, ex-navy SEAL Cyril Landry leads a team into Aspen to kill a reality star and her entourage. He works for the Shop, a super-secret government agency protecting the country. But he's bothered by this one and starts an investigation.
It doesn't take him long to start learning things, which lead him to others, and when he learns the truth, someone is going to pay.
Across the country in Florida, a local police chief is found shot ...more
PROLOGUE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ASPEN, COLORADO Landry thought: The kid’s positively giddy. Landry had been getting comfortable with the night, watching from the woods as the party wound down at the house on Castle Creek Road, people getting into their expensive cars and driving away, leaving just the core group. Shortly after, the young man came out and m ...more
The plot revolves around ex-SEAL, Cyril Landry, who now finds himself working as a hired killer for the "The Shop". Landry believes he is working for a black-ops organization which is sanctioned by the government, however, a particularly gruesome ...more
The plot revolves around ex-SEAL, Cyril Landry, who now finds himself working as a hired killer for the “The Shop”. Landry believes he is working for a black-ops organization which is sanctioned by the government, however, a particularly gruesome ...more
I also disagree that the conclusion was inadequate. I was left with the feeling that a series about either Jolie or Landry could follow, which leaves me hopeful that the author will take up this string in later novels.
At times, the story flipped a b ...more
As the title says, I find the writing style choppy and abrupt. We're introduced to numerous characters, all of who think and speak in the same jarring way, so it's hard to differentiate between them.
Here's a paraphrased example of what I mean by the style:
"She knew Jane worked for Linda. Linda liked candy. Candy was found at the crime scene. She needed to talk to Jane about Linda's candy."
"He knew he shouldn't have survive ...more
I'm definitely going to ...more
J. Carson Black tells a good tale, packed with interesting and colorful characters. But therein lies a bit of a problem for me as I struggled to keep track of them all. Sometimes it took a few sentences before I could figure out whose point of view I was in, but the story compelled me to keep reading. I will probably give this writer another try.
And it's working until one of the hired killers begins to wonder why he was part of a team that killed a movie star whom his daughter admired.