Date of Publication: August 14th, 2016
Series: Jason King
Hard Impact – 0.5 (Prequel)
Isolated – Book 1
Where you can find this book: Amazon
On a cold night in Australia, two construction workers driving along a deserted mountain road are gunned down inside their vehicle. The killings are fast. Efficient.
An assassination carried out with expert precision. The only witness to the crime is a man resting by the side of the road. Recently retired, he’d flown halfway across the world to escape his demons.
Ex-U.S. black ops operative Jason King.
Quickly spotted, King is targeted by those in the shadows of a small country town, ruthless killers determined to tie up loose ends. They have no knowledge of the violent past they are about to revive…
This book read just like an action movie, and I swear that is what part of the appeal of it. It starts so nice and calm, with Jason King just walking away from a bar and sitting under a tree. Then, BAM, people are getting killed left and right.
I loved it.
This book is action-packed, and at one point in the book, I started asking myself, does Jason King have superhero powers? He went through stuff that would kill ordinary people (being ejected through a car’s windshield stands out in my mind the most). Nope, he is an ex-U.S. Black Ops (Delta Force), and he is a killing machine that seems like he can take almost anything.
The storyline was a bit vague in the beginning, but after a bit of detective work and a beating of a local biker gang, he finally starts on his quest and the storyline even out. It seems that something is going on in Jameson, it isn’t good, and Jason King is determined to get to the bottom of it. And oh boy, did he.
Like I said above, Jason King was a killing machine. Put it this way, at one point in the book, he took on ten men at once and killed them all, by himself.
The ending of the book was what I expected, but it was rather sad. All of the storylines were wrapped up, and there was a couple of twists in it that I didn’t see coming. Also, while the storylines from this book were wrapped up nice, Jason King’s was not, and the author left it so that there could be a second book.
How many stars will I give Isolated? 4
Why? Great book that exploded within the first chapters and kept up the insane pace and action.
Will I reread? Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes
Age Range: Adult
Why: Sexual situations (but not graphic), language and extremely graphic and violent killing scenes.
**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**