I Am the Traitor (The Unknown Assassin #3) by Allen Zadoff

In the third and final installment in the Unknown Assassin trilogy, Boy Nobody is on 23271231the run from The Program and uncovers a secret about his past that forces him to decide where his loyalties lie.

The Program has sent Boy Nobody on countless missions, instructed to kill whichever target he was given. But now, after going rogue, he is on his own mission to rescue his friend Howard who was captured by The Program. Boy Nobody manages to free Howard as well as Tanya, a mysterious girl who was being held with him. Howard and Tanya help Boy Nobody collect information about his father, eventually revealing a dangerous secret that teaches Boy Nobody a valuable lesson — he can’t trust anyone.

Allen Zadoff packs the third book of the Unknown Assassin series with even more action, higher stakes, and mind-blowing reveals that will leave readers riveted. – Goodreads.com

I’ve loved this series from the first book and am sorry to see it end.  The books have offered action, suspense, twists, turns, thrills, double-crosses and have been captivating reads.

Zach (finally, his real name) is on the run again with Howard (such a fun, likable character), and a new character, Tanya.  As usual, Zach isn’t sure who he can trust, but in the end, his questions about his father are answered.

Being a long time fan of this series, I was hoping for a more satisfying ending.  It was very sudden and I even wondered if I was missing some pages.  Many things were still unresolved and it didn’t feel like a natural stopping point.  Maybe if the author had added an epilogue, it would have helped.

Despite my disappointment with the final installment, this series remains at the top of my list of YA recommendations for thriller/suspense books.  I’m hoping the author decides to write a novella to wrap up the story more completely.  I Am the Traitor is scheduled for publication June 9, 2015.

This review is based on a digital ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.

3 thoughts on “I Am the Traitor (The Unknown Assassin #3) by Allen Zadoff

  1. What a shame the final book was a disappointment. Your review almost made me reconsider reading the rest of the series (only read #1 so far) but I’ve purchased the books so I will probably read them.


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