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Preview — The Fifth Profession by David Morrell
The Fifth Profession
Their mission: the retrieval of Rachel Stone, a beautiful American woman whose ruthless billionaire husband is out to destroy her. But quickly Savage and Akira realize they are trapped in a mission more far-reachin ...more
On top of that he forgets and drops an entire major plot line halfway through the novel and offers up a finale that makes neither sense nor does it o ...more
The plot is a bit far-fetched. It starts off in a furious and lucid ...more
Gripping adventure, suspense, and espionage are standard ingredients of Morrell's novels. Hired by wealthy and powerful clients as an executive protector, Savage is assigned to rescue Rachel Stone from her sadistic husband on the Greek island of Mykonos. Joined by Akira, his Japanese counterpart, Savage discovers this case extends far beyond merely protecting and safely delivering a client. Pursued by unknown outside forces, the threesome struggle to stay alive and s
Professional protectors - the fifth profession.... get it! - Savage and Akira are teamed up to protect a travelling businessman. Things go horribly wrong and Savage is beaten to a pulp after seeing the busi ...more
Morrell's style of writing is quite straight-forward, so it's easy to read.
The story is interesting and thrilling, I like that we get to learn a bit more about Japanese culture and history and I find the idea of modern samurais kind of cool.
We get the story about two men who work as executive protectors, Savage who is American and Akira who is J ...more
This book had plenty of action to keep the reader interested. I enjoyed the first half book much more than the second half. The second half had more to do with the conspiracy and to me, the conspiracy became too much. I did enjoy the aspects of Japanese life that was in this book. If you are goin ...more
Reviewed by, David Feeney, author; Terror on the high seas
This was a let down of EPIC proportions.
The execution was tragic.
This COULD have been a short story for all of the over descriptions and adjectives.
I didn't even finish it.
That's the best I can think of to say about this book.