The Justice Club by Lee Martin

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"Former Marine sniper and CIA target man Atticus Steed, turned professional hit man, now only takes down special targets…people who for one reason or another have literally gotten away with murder. Directed by an unknown, unseen employer who identifies himself simply as Omega, Steed receives his sketchy instructions for the hits via text message from a burner phone. But who is Atticus Steed, really? And how does his employer gain knowledge about cases from all over the country…cases involving those murderers who for whatever reason have been set free by the system? Finally, who is funding the kind of money that pays the best hit man out there?

Traveling with Steed is his beautiful lady friend, Maria Cortez, who believes from Atticus’ night and day surveillance, he is simply a high-priced private investigator for a large nationwide detective firm. Only days after they met two years before and fell in love, she gave up a career to go on the road with him, finding herself enjoying not only their ever-developing relationship but a lavish lifestyle made possible by the man about whom she actually knows very little. But as she now seems to be tiring of the hotels, boredom and nomadic life, she doesn’t realize that Atticus’ non-committal attitude in their relationship is actually his way of keeping her from danger.

Hot on Steed’s trail are two tenacious Special Agents for the FBI, John Hickcock and Maggie Larsen, who having figured out who he is, find that their investigation of him leads them to the very hierarchy of the Department of Justice. As the agents continue tracking Steed, they are suddenly alarmed to learn the name of his next target. But will Steed carry out the hit? If he refuses, he knows there will be a new and final target in the making. Him. Will you hope he is caught or root for him to get away? Down to the last chapter, you still may not have your mind made up."
 

About Lee Martin

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Lee Martin is the author of the award-winning story collection "The Least You Need to Know" & the recipient of an NEA fellowship among other awards. He is a professor of English at the University of North Texas & the editor of the "American Literary Review". Dutton will publish his first novel, "Just Enough Haughty", in June 2001.
 
Published June 13, 2012 by iUniverse. 329 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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