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The Ghost Assassin (Lilah Love Book 9)

Lisa Renee Jones

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When someone close to Lilah is murdered in what is clearly an assassination, Lilah finds herself looking to Ghost, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. But is Ghost a friend or an enemy? Lilah's about to find out. But Ghost isn't the only one close to Lilah who may well be an enemy. Apparently, the line between friendship and murder, is bloody thin.

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Characters & Recap

Book 9: The Ghost Assassin

Lilah Love (28)—dark-brown hair, brown eyes, curvy figure. An FBI profiler working in Los Angeles, she grew up in the Hamptons. Her mother was a famous movie star who died tragically in a plane crash, which caused Lilah to leave law school prematurely and eventually pursue a career in law enforcement. Lilah’s father is the mayor of East Hampton; her brother is the Hamptons’ chief of police. She dated Kane Mendez against her father’s wishes. She was brutally attacked one night, and Kane came to her rescue, somewhat, and what unfolded that night created a secret between the two they can never share with anyone else. This eventually caused Lilah to leave and take a job in LA, away from her family, Kane, and that secret. Lilah is back in the Hamptons now, married to Kane Mendez, and working as part of a special FBI task force to take down the Society— an underground organization with deep pockets, and fingers in all the wrong political pots.

Kane Mendez (32)—brown hair, dark-brown eyes, leanly muscled body. He’s the CEO of Mendez Enterprises and is thought to be the leader of the cartel that his father left behind when he was killed. But Kane’s uncle runs the operation, while he runs the legitimate side of the business. Lilah’s ex from before she left for L.A., and now her husband since they’ve reconnected.

Director Murphy (50s)—gray hair, perfectly groomed. Former military. Lilah’s boss. The head of the L.A. branch of the FBI. Sent Lilah back to the Hamptons to follow an assassin case, then kept her local in NYC working on a cold-case task force. Is known to have had strong feelings for Lilah’s mother, and as head of the task force Lilah is on, continues to point her in the direction to take down the Society.

Jeff “Tic Tac” Landers—Lilah’s go-to tech guy at the FBI. She’s pulled him onto the task force with her.

Grant Love (57)—blue eyes, graying hair. Lilah’s father, the mayor, retired police chief of East Hampton. A perfect politician. Charming. He’s being groomed by Ted Pocher to run for New York governor.

Andrew Love (34)—blond hair, blue eyes. Lilah’s brother and the current East Hampton police chief. Andrew is protective and seems to be the perfect brother. The problem is that he’s perfect at everything, including being as macho and bossy as their father. There’s more to Andrew than meets the eye. Now an advisor for his father, the future Governor of New York.

Lucas Davenport—tall, and looks like a preppy version of Tarzan. A very successful and good-looking investment banker, and addicted to hacking. He is a cousin of sorts to Lilah and Andrew. His father was the stepbrother of Lilah’s father. His father was also known to have been with Lilah’s mother, Laura, on the night they both disappeared in the plane crash. He flirts mercilessly with Lilah, seeing as they’re not blood-related, but she always shoots him down.

Laura Love—Lilah’s mother. Famous actress. Died four years ago in a horrific plane crash, which has now been discovered to be a murder at the hands of the Society. She infamously portrayed Marilyn Monroe in an Oscar-winning performance.

Ted Pocher— A thin, tall man in his fifties, with salt and pepper hair, and an air of arrogance and authority to him, which he wears like a second skin. Billionaire CEO of the world’s fifth largest privately held conglomerate, Pocher Industries. Has taken a liking to Lilah’s father in hopes of furthering her father’s political career. He tried to do business with Kane and Mendez Enterprises but was turned down because of his rep for shady business deals. One of the leaders of the Society.

Jay—Lilah’s bodyguard, courtesy of Kane. His voice is heavily accented, ugly scar ripped down his cheek. Thick, dark hair. Has taken a bullet for Lilah. Mexican.

Chief Houston (30s)—NYPD Chief. Lilah’s contact when she needs a police presence or liaison while in the city. Lilah knows him from back in the day. Linebacker, fit frame.

Kit—tall, brooding, fit Mexican man who smiles big and used to guard the front desk of Kane and Lilah’s building before he became a personal bodyguard for both of them as needed. He kills easily. Kane trusts him.

Jack Cox (36)—Wavy, slick-backed hair, a sculpted but somehow weak jawline, and glasses. Chemist, with a Ph.D. who worked at NYC Health and Hospitals right out of college until last year when he became a forensics tech. Has been stalking Lilah online with a huge mass of people, and tracked her down (by stealing her information from Rollins’ Rolodex) to get her involved in the Horror Movie killings.

Ghost—One of the deadliest assassins on the planet. Went up against Lilah once before during her first case back in the Hamptons when she faced off with the Society. Tall, muscular, and confident, his grace is that of a practiced soldier. His dark brown hair is short, but not short enough to read as military. His temples are streaked gray, perhaps thirty-six or seven. Pale green eyes. High cheekbones, straight nose.

Gabriel—One of Kane’s men who helps protect him and Lilah. His father worked for Kane for five years. Military background, recently honorably discharged. Sniper.

Enrique—One of Kane’s men who helps protect him and Lilah.

Laslo—One of Kane’s men who he has dubbed to take over the cartel when Kane can finally get rid of his uncle.

Rich Moore—blond surfer-dude looks, blue eyes. Works with Lilah. He and Lilah were sleeping together until Rich wanted more and Lilah called it off.

Greg Harrison—Lilah’s old partner from the New York Police Department. Currently in a lot of hot water with Internal Affairs over an incident that may or may not be of his own making. He was partnered with Nelson Moser prior to being put on leave by IA pending further investigation but has been working independent security with Moser in the meantime.

Roberto Mendez—Kane’s father who was supposed to be dead, murdered a few years ago. Came out of hiding when Kane killed his uncle, Miguel, and tried to pass the cartel leadership to another.

Danica “DD” Day—Thirty-something, blonde, used to be a model. Deputy Medical Examiner of Suffolk County. Worked the Wedding Duet murders with Lilah.


Dear Readers

Book one of a new Lilah Love duet is here! People often ask me how many Lilah Love books I will write. The answer is, as long as you enjoy the books, I’ll keep writing them, but please, please, share the series with your friends, and help get the word out. The more readers, the more books I can write!

Now, onward to this new book. Ever since I wrote Ghost and his obsession with Lilah, I knew this book had to be written! And here we are!

SPOILERS…do not read if you have not read the prior two books…

Just a quick recap about how The Party Is Over left us:

Lilah just solved another serial killer crime spree, but as they say, there is no rest for the wicked and there are so many in this series. Kane showed Lilah proof that Murphy is not who he says he is, and that he may not have been her mother’s lover after all. Kane located a photo of the day her mother died. She was with another man, and Murphy was watching in the background with a hateful look on his face. Now Lilah wonders if Murphy killed her mother. There are also reasons to worry he works for the Society, who he claims to be trying to shut down with her.

Additionally, Lilah and Kane have worked their way into a position close to Lilah’s soon-to-be governor father. They staged an attack on her father at a press event and Kane’s men saved him, only it turns out the attack was real and carried out by Miguel, Kane’s uncle, who runs the cartel now that Kane’s father is dead. That same night, Miguel corners Lilah.

This was a mistake. Kane becomes enraged in that quiet, lethal way, that is so him.

Kane decides Miguel has to go, and he had already been grooming Laslo to take over for him but hadn’t felt as if he was quite ready. Now Laslo will simply have to step up. Kane, written in his first ever point-of-view ever, confronts his uncle and kills him, but shortly after, there is a shocking moment. Laslo is shot dead by Kane’s father, who is not dead at all. Now we must find out what comes next between father and son.

Meanwhile, Homeland Security has cornered Lilah and insisted she join them at a crime scene, which is highly unusual. Lilah is escorted to an apartment building, where she finds Murphy dead, shot between the eyes.

And so, The Ghost Assassin begins!

I hope you enjoy this installment in The Lilah fucking Love-Mendez Series!

Also, if you haven’t checked out my new pen name L.R. Jones, YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL is out now!


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