{Autobiography of an Assassin: Part One, The Here and Now by M.T. Hallgarth}

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Title: Autobiography of an Assassin: Part One, The Here and Now

Author: M.T. Hallgarth

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

Published: August 28th 2014

Goodreads Rating: 1.00

My Rating: 2/5

“ARC given via Net Galley”

Beneath a seemingly pleasant and unpretentious façade lurks a ruthless predator…

A narcissistic sociopath!

Martin has an unusual life – he works as an assassin, having killed his first victim when he had only just turned sixteen. After fleeing to Belgium, he finds himself recruited by a mercenary organisation, more commonly known as ‘La Légion’. Given a new identity, Martin is taken to Morocco to undergo extensive training… training that is frequently brutal and bestial.

In Vietnam, Martin is recruited into ‘Section 9’, a covert organisation with the British Secret Intelligence Service. Upon discovering they want Martin to become an assassin, fate intervenes. On arriving back in London, he discovers feelings and emotions that he’s never experienced before – love and affection.

But nothing lasts forever…

When tragedy strikes, an assassin is truly born and overnight, Martin becomes a ruthless, heartless killer.

Inspired by authors such as Thomas Harris and Jeff Long, the author explains, “I felt the story of Martin and Autobiography of an Assassin was one that had been with me for many years. After retiring, I found I had to the time to write and share it.” Written as an autobiography of a fictional character, Autobiography of an Assassin is a fast-paced and thrilling read.

First Sentences

For the last two score years and ten, I have slaughtered people…those who needed to be slaughtered – and sometimes, those who did not!

My Thoughts

I loved the beginning chapters of this book and thought that I would have greatly enjoyed reading it. However, as I read more and further into this book I found that with the large load of technical information per page I just gradually lost interest and just couldn’t push through the other half of the book. I felt that if it were a little less technical I would have had an easier time reading and finding interest in it.

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