“The Asset” is a story based on post 9/11 terrorists attacks. The main character is Kennedy. He is a TSA security consultant and is charged with protecting all of America's airports. However there is a sudden turn of events which somehow gets him in on the opposite site of the fence. Plus he has limited time to achieve his goal.
Upon first reading this book the initial scene can make you think that this story is more based on the main character traversing throughout America's airports training TSA agents. However as the story progresses, the scene changes to various locations taking Kennedy to different parts of the world. Kennedy who had lost his sister in the 9/11 attacks, is hell bent on changing the way US airports operate as he does not want any recurrence of this tragic event. However he is getting a lot of friction from his colleague, Glenn. His career took a different swing when he was ambushed during a so called job offer requesting his security skills.
This action filled book was thrilling from the beginning. There were no gaps in the story for the reader to figure out by going back through previous pages. The characters were very descriptive, however they all went by first names, not sure what was the author's intent. I liked Ms. Love's character as she was the only one who could have returned Kennedy to sanity after all he had been through.
Shane Kuhn did an excellent job in disguising the villain's character as he was right there for all to see but carefully hidden beneath a character that Kennedy himself admired.
In the exciting new thriller from the author of the internationally bestselling Intern’s Handbook, a private airport security contractor becomes a counterterrorism operative and must stop an attack that will destabilize the US and cause global chaos.
Kennedy—a private airport security contractor—knows more about airports than the head of the TSA, and he feels more comfortable in his British Airways Club World flatbed seat than in his own home. Haunted by the memory of his sister’s death on 9/11, Kennedy takes his job and the protection of the American people very seriously. So when he’s kidnapped and recruited into a CIA ghost operation known as Red Carpet, he jumps at the opportunity to become a civilian asset working with a team of some of the CIA's best counterterrorism analysts and spec ops soldiers as they race against the clock to stop the greatest terrorist threat the United States will ever face.
Shane Kuhn’s bold, darkly comic voice has earned him rave reviews for his previous series, starting with the Intern’s Handbook, which was called, “a serious guilty pleasure” by The Seattle Times and, “explosively violent and psychologically wily the way a good thriller should be” by the New York Post. Shane brings that same intense voice and gripping storytelling to The Asset—an edge-of-your seat read you won’t be able to put down.