Can't go wrong with John Maxim and his group of "retired" assassins. This is the second in the series and as good as the first, which was excellent. It would do well as a standalone but I recommend starting at the beginning with The Bannerman Solution. I have both available.
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A team of once-deadly government assassins led by Paul Bannerman has "retired" in the quiet, affluent town of Westport, Connecticut. All Bannerman and his people want is a normal lifebut there are those who refuse to live and let live.The Bannerman Effect
Former assassin Paul Bannerman knows that keeping a low profile is essential, but when he fell in love with the daughter of a legendary New York City cop, he broke his own unspoken rule. When Susan Lesko's life is threatened, the last of Bannerman's objectivity is shattered. Worst of all, his rage could blind Bannerman to an even graver threat that is operating in the shadows. The same covert government agency that disowned Bannerman and his people now plans to use them to test an experimental computer program designed to destroy criminal networks through strategically selected assassinations. The spooks have chosen Paul Bannerman and his operatives to be the guinea pigs in a potentially catastrophic experiment.
John R. Maxim is the author of the critically acclaimed thrillers Mosaic, Haven, and The Shadow Box and other highly praised novels, including Time Out of Mind, Abel Baker Charley, and the best selling Bannerman series. He makes his home in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Hidden behind a Maginot line of safe houses and front operations in quiet Westport, Connecticut, are Paul
Bannerman and his elite group of contract agents. They don't look any different from their neighbors. They run restaurants, a medical clinic, a travel agency--until something big brings them out of retirement. To Meet the Challenge of the Ripper Effect/
Hidden behind a Maginot Line of safe houses and front operations in quiet Westport Conn. are Paul Bannerman and his elite group contract agents. They don't look any different than their neighbors. When Bannerman boards a plane for Switzerland, all he and his girl friend have in mind is a lot of loving and a little sking. Instead Susan Lesko wines up in cocaine induced coma, and Bannerman can't figure out the hit was set up to hurt or Susan's father, Ray Lesko a retired NY city cop, between the two of them they had plenty of enemies including the Narcotraficantes and the CIA.
Government contract assassins protecting themselves against a government that no longer wants them. Bannerman & his friends are each uniquely iinteresting.
All the Bannerman series are great reads....very entertaining!!
I enjoy all the Bannerman books. This one is one of the best.Very exciding