Chapter One introduces us to Boy Nobody. He has experience of the Fortune 500 circles and we know he is an experienced assassin by the fact that he knows he needs 15 seconds in total – 6 to lay his victim down, 5 to put away his innocuous equipment and 4 to let the chemical reaction to run its course.
He’s trained to listen to his intuition, notice the small changes in his environment and predict outcomes. He never knows why he’s been given an assignment but it’s all connected to what lies beneath – successful businessmen on the surface but involved in illegal activities. I must admit this did go some way to change my mind about the Program!
The technology employed by the Program blew me away. I have no idea if this could be used in practicality but I am guessing that it is possible!
For his new assignment, Boy Nobody attends a famous private school on the Upper West Side. He feels physical sensations but not emotions. Although he does sometimes have memories after an assignment but never during, that is until he meets the daughter of the assignment that carries us through this story.
The knowledge the author has of social groups and what makes people tick, the psychology behind our subconscious reactions, is amazing! Zadoff must have personal experience of martial arts because the discipline and understanding the ‘energy’ is one of Boy Nobody’s characteristics employed to its optimum level.
All the characters are believable and carry you along on the journey. This is one of those books that become your reality while you’re reading. I had no idea what was underlying the assignment and changes that ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ made during the story until quite near the end.
Boy Nobody is action packed, fast paced, engrossing and totally believable. The first in a trilogy, I can’t wait to get my hands on the second! I’m sure ‘Mike’ has a part to play but I have no idea where Boy Nobody’s emotions that are coming to life will take him.
I would like to thank the publishers for providing a proof copy in exchange for an honest review.