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(The Surgical Strike Unit #0.5)

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In his quest for vengeance, he’s turned himself into a criminal…

Niko Andros has burned for revenge since the day his father was paralyzed in a drive-by-shooting ordered by Mexican crime lord Jaime Alvarez. Knowing that the best way to take down his family’s age-old enemy is from within, Niko turns himself into a criminal, then accepts a job within Alvarez's criminal organi
Published December 4th 2013 by Vanessa Kier (first published December 1st 2013)
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This short story is a prequel to the SSU series. It's a bit jumpy, spanning several years in a short amount of pages. We get quite a look at the events that make Niko who he is, but get no inkling of his significant other until the preview at the end of the book. I found this story rather interesting, enough to purchase the next book in the series. I'll be able to know once I read that if this is more of a standalone or if it's enhancements are essential to that story.
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Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romsus-mystery
Although the "Surgical Strike Unit" books are the only books written by Ms Kier thus far, she is truly one of my 10 Ten must-read authors. I was thrilled to learn that she'd expanded her SSU series to include three in-between novellas.

Undercover is a short, insightful snippet into the history of what forged Nikolos Andros's steely demeanor and pure hatred of Jaime Alvarez. Undercover leaves off directly in front of Vengeance's beginning.
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an introduction to a series! This is a short story and prequel to Vengeance and it gives a very good back story of the Andros vs Ramirez rivalry. Very well written and greatly detailed without being cumbersome. Loved the action and cannot wait to read Vengeance and read more about Nikolos and his heroine in that story, Jenna. Loved it!
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Just enough to whet your interest

so the prequel has done it job, although not sure many would have that much revenge to go thru with it
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