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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  718 Ratings  ·  71 Reviews
Robert Garcia was an unremarkable man, tapped out of a promising military career to become a death squad assassin for the CIA. Retirement was not in the cards for Robert, so he disappeared instead. After he comes out of the cold to answer the call to aid a fellow soldier facing a bum rap, he is thrust back into the spotlight when he is in the wrong place at the wrong time ...more
Kindle Edition, 298 pages
Published September 18th 2016 by Times Square Publishing
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Whispering Stories
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Robert Garcia knows all about war. Born as John Richards jr., son of a Lebanese mother and an American military career men, his own career was clear since he was a little boy. He made Captain in the US Army, his Arabic looks, and second language, made him a great asset for his country in the fight against terrorism as a member of a band of assassins.

After retiring he tried to live a normal life as Robert Garcia, but after testifying in court for a fellow soldier he doesn’t feel safe anymore and
Nicholas Adams
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: thriller lovers
Paladine pulls you into the world of an elite ex-military assassin by your heels and doesn't set you free until you've got what's coming to you.

Robert Garcia is a ghost. Fallen off the radar after a career in the military and as a mercenary, he stumbles onto a new purpose in life after killing a would-be jihadist hell-bent on ruining everyone's day at McDonald's.

The wealthy dying father of a terrorist attack victim establishes a foundation seeking to rid the world of terrorism and recruits Rober
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Thought provoking story.

"Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes." Robert Kennedy
This was at the beginning of this book, while reading, kept asking myself "do I agree with this at this time?". Is Paladine vigilante or hero, saving thousands of innocent people? We know this kind of killers are operating outside the USA and we called them heroes. Will be thinking about this book for a long time. But one thing should be correc
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Robert Garcia had came out of hiding to help a former military friend stay out of prison. Then he went back into hiding. He was a ghost and a patriot. He knew he had to stay in hiding to stay alive. Robert changed his name and moved to a different area. Shortly after that he became an assassin for higher. Taking out terrorist. They named him Paladine
David Dirks
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good story

This was a good book for those who like the spy assassin genre. It doesn't grab you like a Brad Thor book may grab you. I will try the next one in the series just to see if I can bond with the main character , it was good enough for that.
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
PALADINE, An American Assassin's Story:

This is the first time I have read this type of genre but damn it was good, this is going to be one of another series you can get your teeth into...
Kerry Dillenburg
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
To the bones real

This is the first, of many I hope, book from Kenneth Eade I have had the pleasure to read. With the exception of some super natural marksmanship I felt the action and emotion was real to life. I look forward to enjoying many more of his works.
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am an equal opportunity reader. That means I will read anything (fiction, really don’t like nonfiction)I can get my hands on. I do have some genre’s that I read less of and assassin thrillers are in that group. My grandfather used to read them all the time when he was alive and then pass them onto me with the words “Jolie, dear, I think you will like this book”. Of course I would read it, actually struggle to read them. They were so dry and full of technical terms that I would never understand ...more
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book introduces you to Robert Garcia, ex-military, now killing terrorists.

With Paladine, Kenneth Eade has created an expertly woven thriller. It is a compelling read, you are drawn rather close to Robert - often too close for comfort. Kenneth Eade carefully elaborates Robert's character and story in a world of terror and revenge. Despite his way of living, Robert is quite likeable, of sufficient depth, you learn what you need to know about the other characters - depending on their relevance
Emma Weiss
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Not quite there

Parts of this book are well-written, other parts are not. All of it is badly edited. There are several instances of confused homonyms and near-homonyms, at least one instance in which two or three commas were omitted, and quite a bit of poorly chosen syntax. On the other hand, there are a number of passages written very nicely with very creative language. Seems a bit of a patchwork and didn't read all that well.
Will Decker
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
A nice action thriller that takes you to familiar areas within our own borders. I especially liked the detail given to the assassin's props, such as his motorcycles and weapons. If there was anything that bothered me at all, it would have to be the switching of names in the dialogue. It would be easier to keep track of the characters if only their first or last names were used consistently throughout the story. Except for Butthead. Everyone loves Butthead with his floppy ears. Characters were we ...more
Kathi Defranc
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great story of a former military man taking killing terrorists into his own hands. Vigilantism
is not good for most,but you have to feel good about watching our hero help rid our country of terrorists! Of course he is sought by the military and other lawmen,as it is against the law to become judge and jury in this country. The story is gripping with great characters,everything seems to come to life as we continue to turn the pages. I am definitely going to continue with the next book i
Peter Fischer
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome Read

Right from the first page, till the last page, I was engulfed in this book, I found it extremely hard to put down.
I am normally a slow reader, but I was so engrossed in the book, I read it in 3 sittings.
Action aplenty, a great main character, and a little bit of humour with the lost dog.
The story is centered around events that are currently happening around the world today, which makes the reading even more interesting.
I cannot wait for the next venture of Robert Garcia as Paladine.
10914 Reviews (Britny)
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Paladine was right on the money! I really enjoyed reading this book, and I feel that I've learned something "new" about how our government handles terrorism. I can't say that I condone, or don't condone, Robert's actions; however, this book made for good entertainment and had me rooting for the good guys. It's evident that a lot of research went into writing this book, and I appreciate the author's efforts in putting together a well-developed plot, with accurate facts, and memorable characters. ...more
dennis barron
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Paladine. Kenneth Eade

Robert Garcia, Paladine. Ex special forces. He's invisible. An assassin. He only kills terrorists. The Fed's are after him. The only thing he cares about, or shows any emotion towards is a dog, who loves him unconditionally. This is a fast paced action thriller. I can't wait to read the next one in the series. A fantastic read. I enjoyed immensely!!
Janice Spina
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
A suspenseful thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Robert Garcia is no ordinary man. He is an assassin who comes out of hiding to aid a friend in need.

Plenty of action, adventure, spies, jihadists, murder, mayhem that will having you holding your breath. An enjoyable but violent read.
Dan Dobler
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun and unnerving

I enjoyed reading this even if it was an easy read. However, I also read a bit of the research that the author did in prep for the book. That was almost scarier than the book itself. Well done.
Sheri J. Ekelmann
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sucked in fast

The moment you open this book you are in trouble. It will keep you reading! Robert is the person you want to win! The story is well thought out and because it deals with current and past events makes the storyline believable
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't really like the writing and the plot felt forced and too fast in a lot of parts. A lot of time spent on the buildup but then the action was over in one page.
Rachel Laskowski
This book was great. I love how the end of the book showed what happened to each person mentioned in the book. I can't wait to read the second book in the series.
raymond  young
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fast paced, interesting

A quick enjoyable read. I liked the regional color and fighting scenes that weren't prosaic or one dimensional. I'll read the sequel
Connie Becerra
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a good read. Loved how one man can get to so many terrorist and ruin their day. I wouldn't care if that happened in real life either.
Patricia Netsch
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great read

I enjoyed this thriller. Will be reading more of the thrillers written by Kenneth Eade. He keeps you in suspense.
Kathryn Ottele
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I enjoyed this tremendously. I know the fight of terrorism is hard but reading this gave me hope that maybe, just maybe, we can do something about it.
Glenda Bixler
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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New Series quite thought-provoking...

John Mellor
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow an amazing story

I thought was reading a Lee Childs or John Grisham book. Move over Jack Reacher you finely have a rival.
patty joplin
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Retired Military, special skills, need a job.

Normally I don't read military type books, but this was caught my eye and it was too good to put down.
Georgina Perfect
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good page turner
Henk-Jan van der Klis
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
The discovery of actual ISIS and related terrorist cells, training facilities throughout the United States of America inspired Kenneth Eade to write more than just another assassination thriller. He uses the legendary Paladine deity from the Dragonlance fantasy series as name bearer for his latest work of fiction. Meet Robert Garcia, a man with many names. His aliases and above the law status as a self-employed assassin, are the perfect cover to pop up and eliminate Islamic terrorists prior to t ...more
Jerry Walch
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first experience reading anything written by Kenneth Eale and it has left me wanting to read more of his work. Paladine has everything a thriller needs to make it a first class read. It's non stop action from the first page to the last. I started reading this book New Years Day morning and didn't put it down until I had read the very last word. I simply couldn't tear myself away from the story and the characters. The simple truth is that the hero kind of reminds me of Mack Bolan who ...more
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Described by critics as "one of our strongest thriller writers on the scene," author Kenneth Eade, best known for his legal and political thrillers, practiced law for 30 years before publishing his first novel, "An Involuntary Spy." Eade, an up and coming author in the legal thriller and courtroom drama genre, has been described by critics as "One of our strongest thriller writers on the scene and ...more
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