Former CIA assassin Robert Garcia does not find retirement to his liking. When he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time and kills a would-be terrorist, he goes on the lam. He decides he likes the idea of eliminating terrorists on American soil so he puts out his calling card on the dark web and is almost immediately contacted by a wealthy pursuer with his own idea of justice. After a few eliminations, social media blows up and tags Garcia as a hero and gives him the name Paladine. Robert changes his name and finds new hiding places almost on a daily basis until he finds himself in bed with a terrorist cell plotting the destruction of a nuclear reactor plant in New York. Will Robert be able to foil their plans or will he be caught in the cross hairs and find himself in the hands of the FBI?


Kenneth Eade has started a series that proves to be intriguing and exciting. Eade’s protagonist is fierce and everything readers have come to expect from an assassin but Eade adds his own spin on an old idea. The story is captivating and will have readers riveted. “Paladine”, although well written, can be somewhat confusing if readers are not well-versed in the world of suspense thrillers and terrorist ideals. Kenneth Eade has created a world in which readers will be anxious to find out what happens next in the life of Robert Garcia. 

Mary-Nancy Smith