Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
And A Bullet Screamed Through the Sky is the first book in The Silent Assassin series by Adrian P. Set in the 28th century, Audi Prabian was given one of the most difficult tasks of his career; he was asked to protect the Prime Minister of Planet Verste. While Audi was a mercenary by profession, he didn’t want to protect the dictatorial politician, but an order was an order. On the other hand, Prince Horlix wanted to know who killed his lover. He needed to find out who the cyborg was and he would not stop until he found the killer. Two men from very different backgrounds, yet both of them had a goal to follow. They would go to any lengths to get the job done, but would they ever get the chance to make it out alive?
And A Bullet Screamed Through the Sky opened with explosive action and kept the momentum until the end. The jump between multiple points of view was very well-managed. I enjoyed the simple structure of the prose and the lyrical pieces of poetry added to the narrative. Audi’s way of speaking was so unique; it was almost too straightforward, but it reflected his character well. Prince Horlix surprised me. I was expecting him to be proud and haughty, but he was humble and I loved that about him. As for the story itself, it was filled with action that became a little gory at times. However, it was necessary. The arc was amazing, the climax had me sitting on the edge of my seat, and there wasn’t any part of the story that I wished to change. It was perfect the way it was, very entertaining, very original.