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The Rescue A Ghost Assassin Affair

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Ghost Assassin Chet Benning, a fallen half monk-half hitman, finds himself combatting the kidnapping of the twin daughters of a Russian paid scientist. In the process he discovers a plot to change warfare as we know it, the forbidden fruit of the beautiful wife of a Russian mob boss, and the constant threat of being captured or killed.
The twins’ mother’s attempts to barte
Kindle Edition, 427 pages
Published July 31st 2018
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Divya Mahajan
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Rescue - story is what it says in the title. The story starts with a mission to rescue twins kidnapped in the beginning by a secret spy , and fastly escalates into the rescue of others too and also world in general as it also involves a chip that could change the face of warfare and ultimately the rescue of one's almost forgotten emotions and soul.
The story is fast paced , never a slow moment something or other goes on happening and the story transforms from a simple rescue mission to a comp
Jonathan Hernandez
Jun 08, 2020 rated it liked it
For disclosure - I was provided a copy of this novel for reviewing purposes by the author and BookTasters.

The Rescue is like a tasty mix of James Bond, The Da Vinci Code, Jack Ryan, Assassins' Creed, John Wick, The Executioner, The Saint, and maybe even a bit of Romancing the Stone. It sort of reminded me of alot of things, which is one of its draws. One thing that I can say about this novel is that it knows which genre it belongs in and plays to its strengths.

For its positives, this novel was
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Coming into this book, I did not have a clue what a ghost assassin was and to be honest, assassin is never thought of it a positive light. However, once I started, not only do you root for Benning but respect him for sacrificing so much in the race to save humanity and finally getting his happily ever after or as close to it considering the situation.

Note: I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review

Munie  Moe
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book courtesy of Booktasters and John J. Higgins for an honest review. The Rescue A Ghost Assassin Affair is an intense, action-packed, nailbiter from the first chapter to the final chapter. We begin with Chet Benning, an agent haunted by the death of his first love, on a mission to rescue twins kidnapped in a plot to obtain a chip that would militarize robots to be efficient killing machines in warfare. The plot takes you from Poland to New York as Sophia, the ex-wife ...more
Christine Rose
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have to say that during the time I was reading this book, there were many moments I just had to see where the story was going, I couldn’t put it down. The world of the Assassins is filled with action and the story of both the main character and the mission he is on is intriguing.

Benning is an orphan and had lost the only person he ever cared about. He joined the Assassins at a young age and his past has characteristics that people can easily sympathize with. He seems cold at the beginning, b
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The opening sentence hooked me right in. I love it when a foreign language is incorporated in a story because that's usually an indication that extensive research was done and the fact that the author used as practically dead a language as Latin is just downright impressive.

The story jumps right into the rescue mission without much a background as to its context whatsoever but every minute detail was perfectly executed so there was never a dull moment. Despite the fast pacing, there were flashes
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is brilliant! I have to say it was an attention-grabbing and compelling read, I was not disappointed. It is well-written with multifaceted characters, and a plot that keeps you constantly guessing what is going to happen next. I actually did not have a clue what a ghost assassin was all about to be honest, nonetheless, once I started I was fascinated, I could not put the book down because there was never a dull moment and I also wanted to see how the story will unfold. I would totally ...more
Tiffany Abbott
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Rescue: A Ghost Assassin Affair is a well-written, hard-to-put-down book with complex characters, and a plot that keeps you constantly guessing what's going to happen. The main character takes a risk going against instructions from his faceless mentor. Going with his instinct, he uncovers far more than he originally anticipated in his search for answers. ...more
C.L. Spillard
Feb 15, 2021 rated it liked it
‘The Rescue’ has a great opener: for one scene at least, we are rooting for Chet even though he’s an assassin/hired gun. We also get an intriguing glimpse of his origins, and the history of the organisation he works for.

But we get ALL THE CLICHES - ‘instant’ romantic interest for the hero, ‘sacrificed’ past love as his motivation, and Russian villains (one of whom even uses the title ‘Comrade’). As if that’s not enough, all the women are stunning-looking - and described in great detail, unlike
Joni Martins
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book Review

Basic Details:
Book Title: The Rescue
Subtitle: A Ghost Assassin Affair
Author: John J. Higgins
Genre: Spy/Mystery
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Best read after earlier books in series? N/A

Overall score:
I scored this book 5/5
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Short Summary of the book:
Chet Benning is an orphan, taken in and trained by the GHOST assassins. Chet is very good at his job and tries to save the twin girls of a Polish scientist. The abductor’s
Carmen DaVinleam
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
I’m never sure where to start when I review novels. I love reading, and I enjoy providing feedback. It’s a struggle though because I know the feedback won’t always be five stars, but I believe the stories and the authors deserve honest feedback.
There is a lot of work that goes into the writing of a book. If the novel is sixty thousand words, you can almost guarantee that the author really wrote over a hundred thousand in the process. After the writing is done, the editing must begin. There’s a c
Aug 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
It is always difficult for me to plunge into a new book. The Rescue, A Ghost Assassin Affair, by John J. Higgins was no exception. It took me a number of pages to get acquainted with the main characters and the international setting, but once I did, I thoroughly enjoyed my reading.
There is no time to relax in this fast-paced thriller. The action spins around a robot chip, created by a Polish scientist, that would turn its owner into an invincible warfare power. Both the KGB and Russian mobs on t
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you want a summary, then kindly read the book description. What I've written, is what I felt about it.

One word review - Brilliant!
(It's unfair to review this book with just one word, because it's simply amazing!)

Short Review -
I would be honest, when I started reading it, I found myself in chaos. I wished I could understand what was happening and imagine it properly.
You see, that's the beauty of this book, it'll take you slowly through chaos to clarity. And this journey is worth every penny
Homers Journal
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Desiree reilly
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hello i received this book as a e book to review if you do not like to read long book over 60 chapter this one not for you it took me 2 and half day to read.

The book goes i a m ghost and no one now my real name i am many people i take care of the bad guys i do jobs were no one can do or are afraid to do i am a bum on the street and you walk past me and do not know i can kill you and not think about it

. Well there was a kidnapping of twin in Poland i was there and i try to save them but i am fol
Nov 12, 2020 rated it liked it
I was provided a free copy of this book by BookTasters in exchange for a review.
This was my first time reading a John Higgins book. It was decent.
I like action, so I gravitated towards the scenes where battles were fought, and where weapons and firearms were used. And I like spy-ish stories. It makes for a really good read if you enjoy them too.
However there are a few things that didn't quite resonate with me. First being the sexual/adult scenes. I felt like it was too much. It is almost like
Aug 27, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first time reading a book by Mr Higgins,I must say I wasn't disappointed. I'm an action junky.From the first page,it keeps you glued.I love how everything comes together and then when you start to think,all is well....Something else happens that is different from the way things had 'seemed to be unfolding'.
I didn't know who to trust,Jack,Cleo,Mr Benning.And then there's the other side of ruthless criminals who will go to any lengths as long as they get What they want,Stanley and Sasha
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
At first I was not sure of what I would be expecting I came Into it with very high hopes, I’m not saying that my hopes was shatter but it was quite intriguing on how there were so many twists and turns it slowly starts off with the two boys and as I can it is a very fast and attention grabber. It made me want to read it the more I moved on turning page after page. It gave me this sense that it was more than it appear to be and with the title grabbing your little eyes it shall be as good as how i ...more
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What amazing book I loved every minute of it .. I don't want to spoil this great book I thought Benning was amazing person and Benning was looking for he Russians who kidnapping the twins.Vadium abducted their mother Cleo he taped her mouth.Cloe is a writer. Hades is the ex husband to cloe. Benning found were Cloe and her daughter was been held and he saved them anyway the author is amazing I am glad that I have read this book and I recommend this book to anyone. ...more
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
An exciting thriller with an amazing intro...
Chet Banning goes on to be the hero in this book. With plenty of kidnappings and rescues, he becomes the one they depend on for their safety. His motivation is his wife, Maggie whom he is reminded of almost at every rescue...
I would definitely recommend it for lovers of thrillers...
Terrytracy Watts
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I started reading this book a month ago, and was quickly drawn into it. Starting with the first mission. It is a action packed story that takes you on global trip on the mission to find the people who are holding a family. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Mitch Rapp series. It is worth the reading time.
Nirakar Pokhrel
Dec 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Starts of in a simple manner to rescue the twins. Soon shifts gears to others rescue. No spoilers here but it's a nice fast paced thriller.
This book is like the equivalent of a fast food. You enjoy it at the moment and take it for granted at times. But eventually it satisfies you. Do read.
Lanlehin Habeeb
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A masterpiece by from the author. An interesting read
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
best book to read in lockdown ,too much fun as characters are well defined :-)
Ejiro Raymond
rated it it was ok
Apr 28, 2020
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story has so much twist and turns which make me more interested in reading. The writing is easy to read and suitable for matured adults. This book is excellent.
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About the Author
John J. Higgins is an attorney and former statewide prosecutor who has had a multi-faceted career and life. He has worked on farms, performed firearm repairs, and refinished and sold antiques, all before he finished high school. In between pursuing his college studies, he supervised industrial finishing operations and assisted in developing a powder coating system. After college, h

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