One Last Bullet by James P. Sumner

A Gripping and Unforgettable Vengeance Story

5 out of 5 stars

One Last Bullet is the third installment in the Adrian Hell series, and without a doubt, it stands as the pinnacle of the series so far. James P. Sumner has truly outdone himself with this book, delivering a roller-coaster of emotions, a riveting revenge narrative, and an unforgettable journey that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.

One of the highlights of the book is the fulfillment of the long-awaited revenge story. Throughout the series, readers have been tantalized with hints of impending retribution, and finally, in One Last Bullet, it explodes into action. Sumner’s skillful storytelling weaves together multiple plot threads, delivering a masterfully constructed revenge narrative that left me feeling both satisfied and emotionally invested.

The tension in this book is insane. Several times, just when I thought the story was approaching its climax, Sumner threw in surprising twists and turns, extending the suspense for hours of reading pleasure. This ability to hold onto tension for an extended period showcases Sumner’s talent as a writer and keeps readers utterly engrossed in the narrative.

Adrian Hell is known for his practicality and resourcefulness, but in this installment, he veers from his typical path due to the deeply personal nature of the vengeance he seeks. This makes him more vulnerable and human, allowing readers to connect with him deeper. The addition of Josh being in person (instead of being near Hell with his Winnebago) is a stroke of brilliance. Josh sometimes provides much-needed comic relief, alleviating the plot’s intensity, and serves as the voice of reason, grounding Hell amidst the chaos.

One Last Bullet delves into fascinating territory that will captivate readers. For fear of spoiling too much, I can’t dive any further into the plot details, the twists, and revelations in this book are astonishing and keep me guessing at every turn. The narrative unfolds in unexpected ways, and the emotional depth of the characters makes this a truly immersive experience.

As a reader, I’m left eagerly anticipating the next installment in the series (I had to look it up, there appears to be ten books in the series at the time of writing – with three of them being available as an audiobook). The book’s conclusion hints at exciting possibilities, especially concerning a character who ends up in the hospital near the end of One Last Bullet. I can’t help but wonder how their fate will influence the future of Adrian Hell and the direction the story will take.

One Last Bullet is a tour de force in the Adrian Hell series. It surpasses its predecessors with its gripping revenge narrative, expertly maintained tension, and intriguing character development. James P. Sumner has crafted a masterpiece that will undoubtedly leave readers craving more. This book is a must-read for fans of the series and anyone who enjoys a thrilling and emotionally charged tale of vengeance.

Book Description:

One Last Bullet by James P. Sumner

Kindle Edition currently available free with Kindle Unlimited

A deadly assassin wants peace. But first, he must find closure.

Confucius says: “If you seek revenge, dig two graves.”

Adrian Hell will need a lot more than that.

After the traumatic events in San Francisco, Adrian feels his time as a hit man is coming to an end. But before he can put this life behind him, he must confront the man who killed his family: Wilson Trent—a powerful crime boss, considered untouchable by both sides of the law.

With his best friend, Josh Winters, by his side, Adrian embarks on a crusade of violence to tear down the empire Trent built on the bones of his wife and daughter. But his increasingly reckless behavior makes Josh question whether he really wants to bury the past…or if he simply no longer wants a future.

This gritty, violent tale pays homage to classic revenge thrillers like Kill Bill and John Wick. It shows you how far someone is willing to go to avenge the people they’ve lost. When it’s over, you’ll find yourself asking: How far would you go?

Grab this unmissable thriller today.

One Last Bullet by James P. Sumner
Narrator: Gary Bennett
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
Series: Adrian Hell #3
Published by Self Published on July 20th 2023
Genres: Crime, Mystery
Format: Audiobook
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Also by this author: True Conviction, Hunter's Games, Deadly Intent, A Necessary Kill
Also in this series: True Conviction, Hunter's Games, Deadly Intent, A Necessary Kill

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