Tristan Red has no memory of his former life. All he knows
is a military action that had gone horribly wrong had put
him in the hands of the agency he now works for. He's a
killer, told who and when and he does the job, without a
second thought, until he walks into her hotel room and hears
her calling out his name. A memory flashes, for only and
second, and he finds himself walking away for the first time
Isabel Foster had loved and lost Tristan so many years ago.
She tried to move on but just couldn't do it. When she
finally comes face to face with the man he has become, she
is shocked. He is so cold but when he protects her and hides
her away she sees moments of the old Tristan. Too bad there
is a contract on her head, and he's the one who should be
pulling the trigger. Can he become the old Tristan again, or
is it really too late for both of them? He knows they won't
let him go or let Isabel live if he doesn't do something.
THE RED LEDGER: PART 1 is an action packed novella (116
pages) and in case you have not heard it ends in a
cliffhanger. Cliffhangers are something I normally avoid,
but all I read about this series had me giving in and trying
it. I was truly surprised at how much I really enjoyed this
novella by author Meredith Wild. I feel that though there
are not that many pages to this offering, there is a lot of
back story, enough to let you know what Isabel and Tristan
had gone through and see them as they are now. We get a
really clear picture of Isabel's life as a young woman in
love with Tristan as they plan the future. His choice of the
military is explained as something he had to do and Isabel
waited until there was nothing and no reason to wait. THE
RED LEDGER: PART 1 ends with Isabel being sent off while
Tristan takes care of business.
THE RED LEDGER: PART 1 is an intriguing read with a cold,
calculating killer, who just might or might not be all bad;
a woman who believes that the man she loved might still be
there; plenty of action, intrigue and many questions that
you will need to be answered. A very good start to a serial
that should stay with you long after you close the book.
Some people measure life in hours. Days. Weeks. I measure
mine in kills. A covert military mission gone wrong robbed
me of my memory and any link to my past. This is my
existence now. I execute and survive. Nothing more, nothing
less. I was ready to write Isabel Fosterís name in my ledger
of unfortunate souls until she uttered the one word that
could stop the bullet meant for her. My name.
She knows my face. She knows me. Sheís the key to the
memories Iím not sure I want back. Now nothing is simple. I
still have a job to do, and my soul isnít worth saving. Iím
not the man she thinks I am. I canít love her. And sparing
her life puts us both in the crosshairs.