A Great Introductory Novella
4.5 out of 5 stars
I love getting to know a character and a backstory before jumping into a world. That’s exactly what I got to do with Deadly Silence.
I was quickly introduced to Silence Jones, who appears to be sort of a guardian angel or an advocate for the… voiceless (see what I did there?). And he has that sort of superhero mystique. People aren’t even sure if he’s real. And sadly it seems that the only way to find out is to either be taken advantage of or to be a bad guy trying to fleece over people. I would want to be one of the victims not one of Silence’s victims.
I find it interesting to follow the main character who only speaks in short clips – only a few words at a time. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a story where the MC doesn’t talk much. Thankfully, since this is a book, we still get a glimpse inside of Silence’s head and we’re able to hear the inner monologue there so we can tell what he’s thinking and feeling, but they barely say one hundred words or so throughout this novella was new and different for me.
Overall, I thought the story was interesting and definitely one that I want to continue. I want to find out more about him and figure out exactly what makes him tick. All the while tagging along as he’s able to stop, presumably, a bunch of bad guys along the way.
Now, I’ve talked about how interesting Silence is – that couldn’t be done without the performance by Gary Bennett – who I think crushes this one. He is able to perform that gravelly almost broken voice in bits and clips and really helps turn Silence from someone you don’t understand to someone you do. I think Bennett really brought the author’s creative vision to life.
Introductory novella to the Silence Jones Action Thrillers series.
Some guardian angels lurk in the shadows.
Silence Jones is the voiceless assassin who criminals fear, the legendary equalizer who some don’t even believe is real.
As a city is ravaged by a series of arsons, Silence uncovers a chilling connection to an episode from his past – an implosion of dark circumstances that forged Silence into the shadowy avenger he is today.
To have any chance at stopping the vicious attacks, Silence will have to confront not only a ruthless enemy, but also a devastating chapter of his life he’s tried desperately to forget.
A stand-alone action thriller novella in the pulse-pounding new series. Enter the world of Silence Jones. Hold on tight….
If you like action heroes with the steely resolve of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, the calculating will of Gregg Hurwitz’s Orphan X, and the raw power of Mark Greaney’s Gray Man, then you’ll love Silence Jones.
Unlock Deadly Silence, and start your Silence Jones mission today!
Each book in the explosive Silence Jones Action Thrillers series is a stand-alone mission, and there is no chronological order, aside from book one, The Suppressor, the character’s origin story.
So begin with whichever book you want. But be warned: Once you start, you won’t be able to stop.
- The Suppressor
- Hush Hush
- Deadly Silence
Narrator: Gary Bennett
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
Series: Silence Jones #0.5
Published by Self Published on July 2nd 2021
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Also by this author: The Suppressor, Hush Hush, Tight-Lipped, Before the Storm
Also in this series: The Suppressor, Hush Hush, Tight-Lipped, Before the Storm
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