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122 Rules

(122 Rules #1)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  25 reviews
The assassin lines her up in his crosshairs. He gently eases back on the trigger.

Just one more question before he completes this assignment: If he kills her, will he also be killing himself?

In his black-and-white world, Sam Bradford—former Marine turned government assassin—finally sees a speck of gray. He has always followed orders without question, but his latest assignme
Paperback, 2nd, 326 pages
Published April 5th 2016 by Tenacious Books Publishing
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Elgon Williams
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a moment in your life without comparison or equal because you are about to embark on a journey that will undoubtedly become one of those memorable experiences you tell all your friends about. And that’s why it is your Rhewination. From this point onward, everything else you read will be measured against your first reading Deek Rhew’s 122 Rules.

You came here unsuspecting, looking to learn more about a new release detective/crime novel from a new author. This is one of those events you’ll
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What. A. Ride!
Monica is in the wrong place at the wrong time. She has overheard something she should not have. This sets in motion events that turn her life upside down. Not only are the cops being difficult but someone is after her...several someones and it's up to her to take care of herself, which she is no stranger to.
Sam is an assassin, never giving thought to his "marks" ...Until now. Could this mark be different? Could they be wrong about her? There is more to her story and he must make
Meradeth Houston
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This fast-paced novel, with characters that leap out of the pages, will grab you and take you for a wild ride! I found myself seamlessly drawn into Monica's world, and the frustration she has with the hand she's dealt. She definitely deals with some things that made me angry at the people working against her. As the novel progressed, we get to see the harsh reality of what Witness Protection can really be like (not the funny, lighthearted takes on it that many movies attempt), and watch as she s ...more
Alisse Goldenberg
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was scary and compelling. The author was masterful in writing believable characters and how they'd react to their situations. I am so glad that this is a series, and I can't wait to read some more! ...more
Paula Radell
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
122 Rules, by the relatively new and very promising author Deek Rhew, is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery-thriller that’s so full of twists and turns it just may make you desperate enough to read ahead. This book was absolutely riveting - a political thriller, a psychological thriller, a mystery, and so much more. Twists and turns? Plenty of them! Intriguing, complex well-developed characters? Every one of them. It's clever, edgy, and unique in every sense of the word.

I was looking for somet
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Monica is at the wrong place at the wrong time. She is in the library minding her own business when she hears a conversation she shouldn't have. From that moment on everything is taken out of her hands. Being taken to a secret place and later on being in the witness protection program is not how she envisioned her life to be. Monica wanted to be a lawyer and to stand up for the people in need but those plans are no longer in her control. When the people who want her dead are closing in she does ...more
Elite Group
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“Follow the threads”.

Monica Sable is in the quietest part of the public library trying to study for her law degree when she overhears a conversation between Mafia boss, Laven Michaels and his hitman, Tyron Erebus.

The FBI have trying to convict him on multiple charges of drug smuggling, corruption and murder, but witnesses have always “gone missing” just as they are supposed to testify against him. They are determined that Monica will not suffer the same fate, so she’s put into witness protecti
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well I just finished this book a couple of hours ago so I'm still hopped up on adrenaline.

Deek pretty much grabbed me from the first page with his style. I'm not one for overly descriptive writing and Deek is really good at using description to enhance and not distract. His character descriptions both physically and emotionally are thorough but not overly done, and written in such a way as to inform the reader while still allowing you to "fill in the blanks" with your imagination. His style stay
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow, wow, wow! Rhew's story grips you from the start and doesn't let go. He's one to watch as a rising star with his exceptional combination of wit and adventure.

The story begins with a Monica, the daughter of a deceased father and alcoholic mother. She's set to put her difficult childhood behind her when adulthood slaps her upside the head. As the only witness to an incriminating discussion between a mobster and his henchmen, Monica's life is turned upside down when the FBI whisks her off to a
Cheri Champagne
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Deek Rhew is a master when it comes to humour. Not only is this a great mystery, thriller/suspense novel, but Rhew adds his own flavour of levity that had me laughing throughout.

This was an effortless read. The engrossing plot kept me eagerly reading until the end. Rhew created a cleverly-written and well-timed novel. I genuinely can't wait until I get to read the next in the series!

Kudos, Deek Rhew, on a spectacular book!

I received an ARC from the publisher, but I've already pre-ordered my own
Dana Faletti
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Incredibly action-packed story. Witness protection, hot romance, secrets. This one has it all! You won't be able to put it down. If you enjoy Janet Evanovich, Rhew's writing is evocative of hers. Sometimes funny, sometimes hot, and always plot-driven action.

Jerry Maciejewski

Will there be anymore 122 rules books? Can,t wait for the next. Really enjoyed story and all the characters in this book.
5 star tasting from me.
Chrissy Dyer
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Deek Rhew gives us a fast paced story that keeps you at the edge of your seat until your finished! Loved it!!
The Scribblings
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
After overhearing a conversation between a mob boss and his hired hitman, Monica Sable is forced into witness protection. She is sent to a nowhere town, lying low until the trial. Ex-marine Sam Bradford was taken in by the Agency and turned into a weapon; able to track, manipulate and kill. And the Agency has just sent him to kill Monica Sable.

122 Rules begins with Monica, as she is pressed into leaving her life behind, despite her arguments and several attempts to escape. It's never completely
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have already had the pleasure of reading ‘Birth of an American Gigolo’ by Deek so I was thrilled when he asked if I would be willing to give 122 Rules a go.

Being familiar with his writing style I figured I would be in for an engrossing tale. This is a different genre but boy can he adapt. A fast paced thriller. Monica has had it tough growing up, the situation with her parents has possibly shaped her to become the driven character she is. Determined to make her way through law school until shi
Rajalakshmi Prithviraj
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The story which leaves you wanting more is definitely worth reading countless times. I read this book in one sitting and wished the story hadn't ended.

The plot revolves around a prime witness who is forced to go into hiding. It deals with chasers, the victim, mob, name the elements in a thriller and they are all here.

Deek has an amazing writing style. His narration kept me on tenterhooks. Throughout the reading I was kept guessing at every page. If I say I was part of a movie unfolding before my
Whispering Stories
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow, there is no messing about here! This book starts off with a bang when on page one a young lady is bundled into a car by four people. Are they police or criminals? Is she innocent or guilty and if so, of what? And if they really are who they claim to be then why do they act in such an aggressive manner?

The book was very hard to put down as it continues at the same cracking pace with action and intrigue throughout. The only slightly slow point came when the main character was introduced and t
Peer Jones
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great, fast paced, believable

I rarely read thrillers,preferring science fiction but this book sucked !e in so quickly I couldn't stop reading until it was finished. Having an government assassin riding a Triumph instead of a Harley was a nice touch in !y opinion. The characters were fairly well developed or at least had a back story to explain how they got where they were. I liked book and will now have to get next in series to find where everyone ends up.
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
I've just finished this eloquent novel of suspense, danger, romance, friendship, crisis, emotional blackmail, and I need to take a breather, control my heartbeats, and figure out how to express the total satisfaction I received from this book.

Instantly, I became concerned about 'Monica.' Now, I learned Monica was a scholarship student in New York. I learned that after I was personally incensed by how she had been kidnapped, mistreated, stuck in a room, and the personnel around he
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a great thriller. Monica Sable, a young law student, overhears a notorious mob boss and one of his goons in the library. She records the conversation on her cell phone, and before she knows it she is put into witness protection, much against her wishes. Monica's new identity in a dull town in Arizona doesn't last long, as both the mob, and another unknown, good looking assassin have her in their cross hairs. I definitely would recommend this book. ...more
Joseph Bendoski
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Prose: Good. The writer knows what he's doing and has studied his craft. There no amateurish drowning of weak verbs and wasted words. Whenever the rules of good prose are broken it's intentional. (4 stars) I didn't walk away thinking I needed to study his work so no fifth star on prose.

Character & PoV: This is the strength of the book. The two characters are very well developed. It's seen in the word choice and carefully crafted metaphors that fill in the way they see the world. I never felt lik
William Tracy
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting thriller told from the perspective of a girl in witness protection, and from the man hunting her. I was a little put off because the second POV comes in a lot later than I would expect, from reading the back of the book. However the character voices are good and help to propel the plot along.
Matt Coleman
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Deek Rhew might be some bizarre love child of a sexy Alfred Hitchcock and a funny Robert Ludlum. As I read, I kept thinking of the novel as sort of a much better written Strikeback (remember that Cinemax show full of guns and explosions and sex?). If the writers of that show were more clever and also capable of creating a fantastic female character like Monica Sable, this might be what it would look like. Rhew creates a world that is every bit as fun. Thankfully it's also fully satisfying as a p ...more
David Napper
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down. Really enjoyed the dark, ironic humor and saucy dialogue. Recommended, but not for the faint of heart. ...more
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
DNF at 45% Seemed to wordy and repetitive in spots. Interesting but not my cup of tea.
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