I Am The Mission (The Unknown Assassin #2) by Allen Zadoff

He was the perfect assassin. No name. No past. No remorse. Perfect, that is, until he 18634740began to ask questions and challenge his orders. Now The Program is worried that their valuable soldier has become a liability.

And so Boy Nobody is given a new mission. A test of sorts. A chance to prove his loyalty.

His objective: Take out Eugene Moore, the owner of an extremist military training camp for teenagers. It sounds like a simple task, but a previous operative couldn’t do it. He lost the mission and is presumed dead. Now Boy Nobody is confident he can finish the job. Quickly.

But when things go awry, Boy Nobody finds himself lost in a mission where nothing is as it seems: not The Program, his allegiances, nor the truth.

The riveting second book in Allen Zadoff’s Boy Nobody series delivers heart-pounding action and a shocking new twist that makes Boy Nobody question everything he has believed. – Goodreads.com

I. Love. This. Series.  Absolutely love it.  I reviewed the first book in this series, I Am The Weapon here and it was fantastic, but I think this one was even better.

This time around, our young assassin’s name is Daniel (still not his real name) and this book begins a couple of weeks or so after the first book ended.  Daniel is given another mission and things seem to go wrong from the first step.  Loaded with suspense, action, and twists – it’s a nice change of pace to read a YA book whose primary focus isn’t a romantic relationship.  And although this is YA, the author doesn’t ‘dumb-down’ anything – this could easily be a Jason Bourne book, with Bourne about twenty years younger.

Each book begins with a new mission, but there is also the ongoing plot line of Daniel’s struggles with whom to trust, the reason he was brought into The Program, and the conflicting memories of his father.  I Am The Weapon left me with even more questions that I’m hoping will be answered in the next installment, I Am The Traitor, coming out this June (can’t wait!).

I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads program and I’d highly recommend this series to older YA readers, as there are some mature themes, but also to adults who enjoy mystery, suspense, and thrillers.

 

 

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