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Book Review: The Tourist Killer by FCEtier

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Some things in this world are very dangerous. Near the top of the list is agreeing to read (or worse–review) a friend’s manuscript that he’s lovingly worked on, with all of the hovering, worried phone calls, the “did you like that part?”, or worse “Why didn’t you like that part?

I was recently laid up in a medical facility for three months with two broken wrists, a broken right elbow, and a destroyed left elbow. Holding a book, much less controlling the pages was out of the question, until a nurse–knowing full well that I can’t resist a good novel–suggested the e-book version.

Let’s put it this way… I liked it enough to “hunt & peck” this out with two numb fingers.

In his exhilarating debut thriller, author FCEtier introduces readers to a memorable cast of characters, some of whom surprisingly actually make it to the last page. The Tourist Killer is populated by an aging gun-for-hire considering retirement, two ultra-rich, politically powerful men who despise each other, a grizzled “mountain man,” a group of senior citizens who hang out in an “old man’s bar,” a paranoid tailor who speaks in song lyrics, and a mix of eccentrics and everyday folk.

The Tourist Killer opens with a bang as the assassin takes aim at a serial killer who has eluded police for years. Then on to the next assignment, which takes place largely in North Carolina and Tennessee. Part of the charm of The Tourist Killer (yes, a political thriller can have charm) is that the author incorporates authentic locations and what may be favorite restaurants and shops, providing the reader with a travelogue of sorts.

The novel is divided into seven parts, each beginning with a flashback from the life of professional assassin Claudia Barry, establishing her connection to events and action even when she is not present. Barry is a baby-boomer (as are most of the central characters) who chose a path far from the one traveled by her contemporaries—hippies, activists, revolutionaries, and yuppies. Through her introspection, readers discover the influences that led to the choice of her unusual—and unsavory—career, and it is left to the reader to decide if she is a do-gooder ridding society of undesirables or a psychopath taking out the trash.

One of The Tourist Killer’s most electrifying scenes is a motorcycle ride through treacherous mountain roads that ends explosively. Astute readers will enjoy Etier’s witty wordplay, pop culture references, and double entendres. Intense action paired with the sneaky machinations of the top 1% of the 1% and seasoned with thought-provoking prose make this story a must-read for fans of political thrillers and action novels.The Tourist Killer is currently available for Kindle and will soon be released in paperback.


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  • JacobEich

    Jet Gardner is a lying piece of shyte. This flaming fa66ot posts exhaustively on Politico, when the subject is anything related to pervertedfudgepacking. At one point he implies that he’s a defrocked Presbyterian Associate minister. Oh, yeah, seems his companion died, and the deceased parents trashed the house where Jet and his lover had lived, taking everything of value. Jet’s favorite activity is posting a series of discriminatory acts that selected cities (depending on the state) are committing. In short, its the same post, only the name of the city changes, as the state changes. In Alabama, it is a Huntsville Catholic Judge who refuses to grant divorces; in Idaho, it’s Pocatello, Idaho, where a Catholic judge refuses to grant divorces. And if you call him on his lies, he’ll claim that the poster is a disaffected lover who is seeking revenge. Check this out:

    Jet Gardner • a day ago

    It might interest all of you to know that little Jacob is a bitter ex-boyfriend that I supported for nearly a year because he couldn’t get a job… he liked/worshiped my muscles… I threw him out of the house after catching him using my credit cards
    He cried on the phone and begged me to take him back for days see more 0

    Jet Gardner Jet Gardner • a day ago

    P.S. Darling, the very fact that I used child psychology in order to trick you into reposting my “greatest hits” all afternoon instead of the ignorant drivle that you usually put out should tell everyone reading just how smart you are-versus how smart you think you are
    I posted some of Jet’s lies and fraudulent claims. That was his defense.
    He’s one sick, twisted anti-Christian bigot and militant homosexual.

    Of course, I don’t personally know or have ever met this p.o.s..