Another day, another lunch, another assassination attempt.
Only this time, he is the mark, and the contractor is none other than the secret intelligence agency to which he has devoted his life. Against all odds, he survives the assassination attempt and goes underground.
As a senior intelligence officer, he realizes he must find out the real reason behind this attempt, or he will pay with his life. Putting himself in the line of fire, he reveals a national conspiracy, which starts with the theft of immense gambling funds - and ends with the overthrow of the government.
Just when he thinks all the cards are on the table, he discovers the real gamble is yet to come...
Have you ever watched one of those movies that has you on the edge of your seat during the actions scenes, but has you drifting off during others, yet has you thinking, what?, all at the same time...well, for me, that explains this book perfectly.
The action scenes were great...espionage, gun fire, assassination attempts. Yet, at times, I was left wondering what just happened, and why. Then there is the millionaires club and there lottery, which is at the center of this plot. Granted, 10 million dollars is a lot, but it certainly doesn't seem like the amount of money that a government agency would get deadly over...considering they like to play ball with several hundred million, and even billions.
However, even with the twists and turns in this book, the periods of wondering what in the world just happened, and even the periods where you are tempted to just put the book down...there is something there that keeps a hold of your attention, and in the end, you will be glad that it did.