This is the third book in the Nick Lassiter-Skyler International Espionage Series but it was the first that I’ve read. Nick Lassiter is a young author who has witnessed an assignation in Washington, DC restaurant. Nick is brought literally face-to-face with the killer, an older man who looks enough like him to be his father. With the blessing of his CIA father, Nick becomes entangled with vigilante Polish billionaire Stanislaw Pularchek who is out to rid the world of terrorists. A suicide bombing in a Warsaw restaurant puts Nick, Pularchek and Skyler, a beautiful Italian assassin, on the trail of lost Nazi treasure.
You will most likely root for the international criminal, Pularchek and his assassin side-kick Skyler. As a main character, Nick Lassiter is not particularly interesting. He is rather naïve and often annoyed me. Marquis has a balanced writing style with excellent descriptions of locations and he has clearly done his research. There is enough action and suspense to keep you entertained until the dramatic ending.
I always tell people that Clayton "just" runs the business, I am the one who reads the books. We like to travel and no matter where we go, I've got books tucked in every piece of luggage, audio books downloaded on my phone and a batch of books on my Kindle.