Rath's Reckoning (Janus Group Book 3) by Piers Platt


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Synopsis:

Rath and Paisen completed all fifty kills in their contracts with the Janus Group. But when they uncovered the criminal organization's darkest secret, the Janus Group unleashed an army of assassins to silence the rogue pair. With help from a former Interstellar Police detective, Rath and Paisen survive - barely. Their plan to attack the Janus Group head-on may be suicide, but in the end, they'll tear the organization to the ground … or die trying.

Review:

*Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Also this is the third book in a series and NOT a standalone. You should have read the first two books before continuing on or you will be lost. There will be spoilers for the first two books ahead*

Rath's Reckoning is the third and final chapter of the Janus Group Trilogy and man was it fun! Just as great as the first two books in the series. The author did such a great job wrapping up this story. I was reading along just like how in the world is this going to work out? How are they going to be able to take down the Janus group? It just didn't seem possible, but then it was perfection. It came out of left field for me, but I loved every minute of it. Really I finished reading the book and turned to my husband just like "Oh man! You are never going to believe what happened! This book was so amazing!!" Fun times. 

The end of the last book was quite the cliffhanger. Rath had just found Paisen in the jail planet she was on only to find the company had followed him to find them both. We were left with them being tied up in some company facility with employees ready to torture them for the foreseeable future. It really looked bleak for them, though Rath did have the cop, Beauceron, who would be looking for him. 

This story starts right off with Beauceron trying to find Rath and saving him from his dire fate. You know throughout the whole series we have followed Beauceron and how he feels responsible for some cops deaths and him trying to find the Janus Group and hold them responsible for their crimes. I must say at times he got on my nerves in this book. I know he is a cop, but his blind optimism that they could somehow just walk up to the bad guys and put them on trial, that when things go bad they should turn themselves into the police even though that would mean losing whatever lead they had on the bad guys, his being so tunnel vision about it was frustrating. It was one of those yes, this might technically not be what you should do, but it is for the greater good. Do you want these people to pay for what they did or do you want them to kill you before you have a chance? After everything he has seen to almost underestimate the company was a bit surprising. He was just really rigid, but at the same time I get it. It is just not the way I would think in the situation. 

Rath and Paisen were so much fun. They are finally working together to try and take away the threat for good (and get paid). Man at the beginning of the story you can just see Paisen getting annoyed with Rath and thinking you've got to be kidding me!? Why do I have to be stuck with this idiot?? Oh I loved it. That is one of the things I love about the story. Rath is not some super amazing does everything perfect kind of person. He is more real, more like what a normal person would be like in his situation. It is good that he has Paisen on his side because together they might have a chance. 

There was a lot of action in this last chapter of the story which was great. With contractor 700 on their trail as well as the rest of the Janus Group they have a lot working against them. They get in some pretty sticky situations and somehow have to figure out a ways to not get killed. I loved all the technology in the story. I loved Rath's attachment to his backpack forge that he has been carrying around forever. I just loved this story. Like I said above I was getting towards the end of the story just thinking this is never going to work out, they are never going to be successful, but then it was just perfect how everything played out. 

I really enjoyed this series and cannot say enough good things about it. I don't read a lot of sci fi, but I probably should. If they are anything like these books I will love them. So much fun, so much action and adventure, such evil bad guys, just such a great read. Go pre-order your copy now so you will be all ready to finish this series on New Years Day! I can't think of a better way to celebrate than with a good book like this. 

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2

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