- Book Title: Hit Man Run
- Book Series: standalone
- Author: Rob Damon
- Publisher: CoolDudes Publishing PTY Ltd; 1 edition (June 20, 2016)
- Book Length: 246 pages
- Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Suspense
- Reviewed by: Phetra
- Rating: 4 Star
Hit man Run by Rob Damon has taken me a while to fully figure out, and that isn’t a bad thing. Sometime there are just elements about a book that need so to be mulled over before they settle and you know how you feel about them. Hit man Run is such a book. The opening scene is heart racing and makes you spurt whatever it is you have in your mouth out, so I do not recommend having anything to drink with this one at least in the beginning.
However, here is the but, but only one but, his book has one flaw but it is its only flaw, and this is what took me a while to figure out. The story isn’t what I call deep enough. Bare with me here before you hit me square in the jaw, it’s a suspense novel, a really good suspense novel and the ending is so bloody fantastic I could have kissed Rob Damon when I finished it. The end was what made me grin like a fool because it proved something to me that Rob Damon wants to write stories that stand out. This is a really great suspense and thriller book that anyone, LGBT reader or not, can read and enjoy. The flaw however is that I sometimes felt as if there was something missing, like I didn’t quite get why (here we go again with me having to know why) Brock especially acted and reacted the way he did, we get to know enough that you don’t miss the point of the story but it would have deepen one Brock’s personality to us the reader to have known more about his past and especially known more about his relationship to his boss. Even Toby was pretty anonymous which doesn’t help with connecting to the character.
But again story of what was going on between Brock and Toby and around them, made you that made you turn that page after page to see what would happen next, whether or not they, Toby and Brock would fix things or not, would they get caught, what about Mason and so on and so forth. And I say it again the ending was bloody brilliant, the fact that Rob Damon ended things the way he did proves that he is interested in writing book that are real and not made up of rose resplendent glass because that sell books. Rob Damon has made me curious and I am very much looking forward to reading something else by him.
On a chilly March night in central London, male escort Toby Colton enters a hotel to meet a wealthy client. Little does he realize that his client is on a hit list and, at the end of the night, he is running through the streets in a desperate attempt to escape death. But, no matter where he runs, no matter how carefully he covers his tracks, he comes to realize that the only way out is to confront the assassin.
Troubled by the dark eyed witness, but careful to keep the loose end a secret from his boss, hitman Brock embarks on a personal mission to seek Toby out. Uncertain of his own future, and struggling with latent desires, he finds himself torn between lust and duty and an intense attraction for Toby.
Will Brock be able to escape his brutal life and find peace? Is Toby prepared to meet his death? Or will he become as dangerous as Brock and take matters into his own hands? Both men must face their worst fears in order to survive….