Winter Rising by Alex Callister / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @CallisterAuthor



The Winter Series #2

‘Winter,’ he says. ‘You’re going rogue again.’
‘Desperate times.’
‘This is like chess and you’re the Queen. The best player on the board doesn’t get into a fight with a pawn.’
‘The Guardsman is no pawn.’

Winter returns to face the most feared hitman of all time: the nameless, faceless Guardsman.

Secret Service agent Winter knows global crime boss Alek Konstantin’s days are numbered after she seduced him, then revealed his identity to the world. Now, permanently on the run from the authorities, Alek fights to regain control as the brutal criminal organisation he ruled with an iron fist crashes down around him.

When a young woman called Lucy is viciously stabbed and dumped on a mossy grave, a harrowing message for Winter carved on her forehead. Winter follows the trail to the Guardsman – a pitiless contract killer, and Alek’s top hitman. Has the Guardsman gone rogue or is Alek pulling the strings to taunt Winter once more?

In a desperate bid to lure Lucy’s killer from the shadows and find a path to Alek, Winter books the Guardsman for a hit on herself. If she succeeds, she’ll have the world’s most dangerous killer at her mercy. But if she fails…




I read the first part in December and I was totally blown away. I could hardly wait to see what happened next and yesterday it was D-day. 🙂

When I finished the prologue my mouth had already fallen open and I had hardly time to pick my jaw up from the floor. I can tell you that throughout the whole book I was on the edge of my seat. I was like riding on a narrow mountain road at 150 km/hour. I sometimes had to brace myself, but I loved every minute of the ride.

Not only is the book filled with fast paced action, the author also slips some jokes into the mix.

What would you do when the most wanted man on the planet is the one you want the most too? What would you do when he wants you to step out of the Light and become his Princess of Darkness? What would you do when you help and save each other, fighting on the same side occasionally, but nobody is allowed to know?

I know we are headed towards the summer, but I can’t wait for Winter to come back.  5 stars

Thank you, Alex Callister and Bookouture 


About the author

Alex Callister is the pseudonym of an industry expert on media, telecoms and internet stocks. She studied history at Oxford and the British School at Rome and was set for a career in academia until the beginning of the tech boom woke a lifelong interest in internet shares. Alex has spent her career visiting high security web hosting sites and speculating on what might go wrong. 


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