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What happens when two professional assassins - one a Mafia hitman and the other a former German terrorist - kill at exactly the same moment in time? For Ernst Stahl and Frank Jolino the result is a psychic bond that slowly blossoms in each man's mind, enabling them to see into the other's world. Frank Jolino doesn't like what he sees, especially when he realizes that Stahl is headed to his home turf of Boston to kill a scientist who may hold the key to solving the world's deadliest diseases. But for Stahl, there's no other option. Virtually bankrupt and with his son in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant, he's got little choice but to take the assignment. Jolino has other ideas. On the run from his crime syndicate for refusing to kill his ex-girlfriend-turned-government-informant, Jolino sets a plan in motion that will bring the two men face-to-face and gun-to-gun...with no guarantees either will survive.



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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent, quality read!, April 8, 2009
This is an awesome book by a superb author. You're roped in from the get-go and it's absolute misery if you have to take a break, before you are finished. I'm looking forward to reading more books by Jon F. Merz.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!, April 7, 2009
This book is fabulous. The characters lure you in from the beginning and keep you engaged until the very end! I never thought I would be rooting for the assassins to come out ahead. The way the two lives come together is fascinating. The ending totally surprised me and I was bummed when I realized the book was over! I highly recommend this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars An emotional rollercoaster!, April 7, 2009
PARALLAX is a great book! It is filled with so many great twists & turns. The author paints his picture brilliantly through the readers mind! I cried a lot, I laughed a lot and I was always left wanting more! This is a MUST read!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars A terrific thriller!, April 4, 2009
By Nomad (Beverly Hills, CA USA) - See all my reviews
I LOVED this book! It's very difficult to find worthy thrillers, it seems, but this one is a winner. This was me, during the last chapter and epilogue:

"Oh, that bastard, Jon F. Merz!" (but in a GOOD way! ;) )

He had me raging and screaming against him...

"NO! He can't do THAT!"

"Yes! He DID do it."

"NO! He's doing something else even WORSE!"

"Eeeeeekkkkkk!!!"

This was a really fun book unto the very last page.

Frank Jolino and Ernst Stahl, professional assassins and strangers to one another, become linked in a very unusual way. What ensues is a LOT of excitement and an ending that had my head thinking it was playing Twister.

Read this book for FUN!

It would be a terrific movie, too.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars Creative and fast paced, April 3, 2009
By JaniceM (Lincoln, CA) - See all my reviews
My husband and I both read the book and thought it was good. That has never happened before.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Go Get This Book!!!!, April 3, 2009
This book grabs you from the first few paragraphs. It's gritty, authentic and the action is well paced. Wise guys, FBI agents, mob hits, bombs, great sex - this book has it all. But wait - there's more - quite a few twists and turns along the way that I did not see coming and thoroughly enjoyed. You are brought into two distinct worlds with two unique characters and immediately find yourself cheering for both. Forget about the fact that they are assassins; Jon F. Merz does an amazing job of making you care about them as people, humanizing them. This book has a little bit of everything. Mob action, romance, thriller, paranormal and even humor peppered in just in case you needed to be reminded of the author's talent. This book is pure fun. I could not put it down and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a fast-paced, thrill ride of a book. My only disappointment came when the book was finished. I'd like to see a sequel.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book, Suspenseful all the way through, April 3, 2009
Like other Jon F. Merz books, very suspenseful and good. A different aspect of the powers of the universe and the mind of two different assassins. Shows how far the love of a father will go for his child. The conscience of another. What would you do if you can see what someone else want's to do, and it wrong or right. Would you stop it, would you let it happen. Read what happens. It will keep you at the edge of your seat.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, March 27, 2009
The editorial review pretty much tells you what the book is about. What it doesn't say is that this book holds your interest and is full of good dialog and a very likable character who happens to be an assassin. It moved right along and kept my attention till the very end. I can't wait to read another book by Jon F. Merz.
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Professional writer/producer with over a dozen novels and two non-fic books published.  Lifelong martial artist.  Married with two amazing sons.  My website will be back up soon More...