Five million reasons why Ben Koenig had to disappear. Only one to bring him back . . .
Ben Koenig is a ghost. He doesn’t exist any more.
Six years ago it was Koenig who headed up the US Marshal’s elite Special Ops group. They were the elite unit who hunted the bad guys – the really bad guys. They did this so no one else had to.
Until the day Koenig disappeared. He told no one why and he left no forwarding address. For six years he became a grey man. Invisible. He drifted from town to town, state to state. He was untraceable. It was as if he had never been.
But now Koenig’s face is on every television screen in the country. Someone from his past is trying to find him and they don’t care how they do it. In the burning heat of the Chihuahuan Desert lies a town called Gauntlet, and there are people in there who have a secret they’ll do anything to protect. They’ve killed before and they will kill again.
Only this time they’ve made a mistake. They’ve dismissed Koenig as just another drifter – but they’re wrong. Because Koenig has a condition, a unique disorder that makes it impossible for him to experience fear. And now they’re about to find out what a truly fearless man is capable of. Because Koenig’s coming for them. And hell’s coming with him . . .
What did I think? I’m just going to start posting this hashtag when it comes to this author: #CravensBooksAreCrack because DAMN… the more I read the more addicted I become! In fact, all I have to say is that FEARLESS was phenomenal. That could be my review, because once again Craven takes no prisoners and delivers a simply superb story.
Set in the US the reader is thrown into a story where risk and doing what’s right by any means necessary are pretty much the fuel that fans the flames. The opening instantly had my curiosity piqued. Short, sharp chapters with great hooks at each ending, had me tearing through the pages. First person POV with a look back into the past now and again, gives the reader all the backstory that is required.
Koenig is a fascinating character, I’ll let you find out more about him yourself… but now I’m faced with a dilemma. Who do I like more? Washington Poe or Ben Koenig? Fortunately, my life has room for both!
The banter/dialogue in this novel is fantastic and added to my enjoyment of the story as well as the likability of the characters… or dislike… there were a few a-holes! Craven is a master of scene setting too and I found this book to be incredibly filmic. Pulling me into the pages and keeping me there until the very end.
Would I recommend this read? Does Craven like Iron Maiden? (Yes, I believe he does!) 😉😂 With every last breath in my body, this book needs to be on your TBR if you like kickass characters, action that will blow your mind and a story that you won’t forget anytime soon!
Three words to describe this book: pacy, unique and genius!
Final thought? Grab this book now and thank me later!