Rath's Deception

Rath's Deception

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by Piers Platt
     
 

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On the cut-throat streets of Tarkis, orphaned teens like Rath end upjailed ... or dead. So when the shadowy Janus Group offersRatha chance to earn riches beyond his wildest dreams,heseizes it. But the Janus Group is as ruthless as the elite assassins it controls.Rath willhave to survive their grueling, off-world training, andfulfill all fifty kills in his

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On the cut-throat streets of Tarkis, orphaned teens like Rath end upjailed ... or dead. So when the shadowy Janus Group offersRatha chance to earn riches beyond his wildest dreams,heseizes it. But the Janus Group is as ruthless as the elite assassins it controls.Rath willhave to survive their grueling, off-world training, andfulfill all fifty kills in his contractbeforea single centcomes his way.And ending so many lives comes with a price Rath can't anticipate. It'llcertainly cost him what's left of his innocence. It maywellcost him his life.

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Publishers Weekly
01/18/2016
Platt delivers an intrigue-filled first romp in the Janus Group series. Rath, a teenage dropout and petty thief with a difficult past, fends for himself on the unforgiving planet of Tarkis until a mysterious crime syndicate called the Janus Group offers Rath the chance to live a new life as a hired assassin, though it requires constant deception and secrecy. When Rath learns just what the Janus Group is involved in, the stakes for his life and his happiness become astronomically higher. Platt takes the conventional bildungsroman and infuses it with sharp wit and an eye for all the gritty details of a cruel, futuristic world. Where the novel falters is in the time spent on Rath’s training process, which just feels like filler. In spite of this, Platt’s world is inventive, with a strong protagonist that readers will undoubtedly root for. (Booklife)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781517436612
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/26/2015
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
769,138
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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Rath's Deception 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
A very enjoyable book. MORE please!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Wish there was more that was easily available.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I enjoyed this book. I didnt feel a thorough connection though. It was like the diffetence between 2D and 3D. I really cant explain it better or give constructive criticism even. DMB
Anonymous 8 months ago
ready for the next book
AuthorPamelaKKinney More than 1 year ago
I give the book 4.5. The novel set in the future on other planets. One day, Rath is found on the streets of the worse part of his home planet, Tarkis, and is taken by a policeman to a mobile station for the Janus Group, a criminal organization—what fantasy readers think of as the Guild. People like the cop are hired to find certain orphans who are tested, those who pass, are trained and molded into assassins. Contracts are made with the Guild and an assassin is sent out to kill the contracted victim. If the assassin makes it to fifty kills without dying or getting arrested, they are offered money out of those fifty contracted kills and set up for retirement. Except Rath learns from one who did make it, that not all is rosy with that deal. Rath’s Deception is a science fiction mashed with a thriller, full of spaceships, murder, explosions, and technology. In a future, where a kill means a chance, eventually, for the good life, even the assassin may find himself or herself on the other end of the weapon. At first I did not care for Rath, but eventually he went from a tough-assed jerk to a 3D character I cared for. And the story line grew into a twisting thrill ride on an interstellar Ferris wheel of intrigue and death.