“Each of you has a deep, dark secret, something you may be ashamed of, or regret, or may be haunted by because it was so awful this thing you did that your conscience can’t escape it. You’re going to confess to me these secrets. Willingly. Truthfully.”- Nora, Seeds of Iniquity
Title: Seeds of Iniquity
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Series: In the Company of Killers
Publication Date: September 29, 2014
Synopsis via Goodreads: Victor Faust’s new Order is growing. Business is good as there is no rest for the wicked in an underground world of hardcore criminals and contract killing. Relationships among the operatives have changed little over the past year—but things are about to change now, and all six high-ranking members of the new Order will be blindsided by an unlikely enemy.
Loved ones whose only ties to Victor’s organization are their relationships with its members, are abducted. The price to get them back safely—the six must confess their deepest, darkest secret to this mysterious young woman named Nora, who is as deadly as she is beautiful, and who seems to know more about each of them than they know about each other. And although no one has any clue about who Nora really is, it becomes clear that she also isn’t who she appears to be.
So much more is at stake than secrets and the lives of innocent loved ones; with each member that Nora forces to confess, the truth about their dark pasts and their present objectives will cast suspicion, pit some against each other, and may tear others apart.
Before the game is over everyone will know who this woman is and why she is here, but the damage she will leave in her wake could be the beginning of the new Order’s destruction.
Whose dark secret will be the darkest of all? And can Victor’s Order survive any of them?
After having to take a mini break from the series, I was ready to jump back in to the madness, and let me tell you, the fourth installment to the In the Company of Killers series is a MADNESS! Welcome to Wonderland folks, except less color and sunshine and more gloom and death.
Victor Fraust and his crew of killer assassins are back, but there world is about to turn upside down when an unlikely enemy starts trouble. Nora Kessler, a woman with many secrets, has kidnapped the loved ones of our fellow assassins and in order to get them back, they will have to confess their darkest sins. One by one, they will tell their truths, and slowly but surely, the games begin. Which member of Victor’s Order will crack first? And which confession will turn allies into enemies?
GOD DAMMIT, REDMERSKI HAS DONE IT AGAIN! This book was utter perfection and my mind was BLOWN! I simply could not put it down and stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to finish it.
Nora Kessler is one BADASS assassin. The crew has definitely met their match and taking her down will not be easy. I can’t say too much about the plot because that would give away too many spoilers, but my heart was racing a million miles an hour as I read confession after confession. The thing is, I wasn’t even expecting any of these confessions. Some of these confessions had me questioning if I ever really knew these characters at all. Again with the MINDF—. You think you’ve learned everything about this crew, and yet they still manage to surprise me every time.
I have to say my favorite part has to be seeing the way Izabel reacted to Nora. Izzy comes off as a strong and fearless woman in the previous books, but her insecurities start to show in this book. She is intimidated by Nora. She wants to be her, yet at the same time, she wants to slit her throat open. These two have such a strange connection and while I’m all for girl power, I think this relationship falls more along the lines of ‘keep your friends close and your enemies closer.’
Victor and Izzy’s relationship is also put to the test in this book. You start to see the cracks in their relationship and Victor is definitely hiding something. There is a disconnect and honestly, it SCARES ME so much because these two are my power couple and I don’t want to see this ship sink. These two have gone to hell and back and I swear if Victor fucks this up, well let’s just say:
This book was intense, like a roller coaster ride that got stuck and everyone is hanging upside down not know what is going to happen next. Lines are drawn and relationships will be put to the test. Grab your oxygen masks people, your gonna need it!