FC Etier (Frank “Chip”) is a freelance writer, blogger, photographer and author. The Tourist Killer is his first novel. It’s a fast-paced thriller loaded with political overtones that generally accompany a web of conspiracy and intrigue. He also wrote a sequel to this book: The Presidents Club.
In the first book, the main character is Claudia Barry. She never knew her real father and her mother died from cancer when she was just twelve years old. She was raised by a man she lovingly referred to as Grandpa O’Houlihan. He taught her how to shoot. Those skills sure came in handy when she grew up to be a lady.
When we meet Ms. Barry, she is getting ready to retire from a successful career as a professional assassin.
Retire? Well duh! She’s 62 years old.
Hey! Don’t go imagining some little old white haired lady like the grandmother in the fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood.
Think Pattie LaBelle (sexy sixties!) or Tina Turner (super sexy seventies!).
Ms. Barry has been a hired assassin for 30 years and she’s ready to get on with the rest of her life. But … but … but what? You guessed it. She has to do one last job and … answer one simple, yet somewhat complicated question.
Considering the genre he chose to write one would expect Mr. Etier to say his writing style was influenced by John Grisham. However, he also credits Dr. Seuss. Go figure. So if you like political thrillers, if you like conspiracy theories, then these books are the perfect bedtime stories. 🙂
(P.S. Crossed paths with Mr. Etier because we’re both in the Authentic Bloggers Group on Facebook. He’s an ordinary guy, a really nice man.)