Review: I Am The Traitor (The Unknown Assassin #3) – Allen Zadoff

i am the traitorIn the third and final installment in the Unknown Assassin trilogy, Boy Nobody is on the run from The Program and uncovers a secret about his past that forces him to decide where his loyalties lie. 

The Program has sent Boy Nobody on countless missions, instructed to kill whichever target he was given. But now, after going rogue, he is on his own mission to rescue his friend Howard who was captured by The Program. Boy Nobody manages to free Howard as well as Tanya, a mysterious girl who was being held with him. Howard and Tanya help Boy Nobody collect information about his father, eventually revealing a dangerous secret that teaches Boy Nobody a valuable lesson — he can’t trust anyone. 

Allen Zadoff packs the third book of the Unknown Assassin series with even more action, higher stakes, and mind-blowing reveals that will leave readers riveted.

Rating: 4/5

Fantastic end to a great, action packed trilogy. Seriously, I rated the previous two instalments 5 stars, becauseI thought they were epic, and while I had a few issues with this one, it was still a fantastic read.

One of the things that I’ve enjoyed in this trilogy, which I’ve mentioned previously, is that the assassin MC is actually an assassin, not some ninja who doesn’t kill people, and he has his own particular code of dodgy ethics.

It’s been great to watch Zach’s evolution from mindless machine to a more human teenage boy as he wrestles with complicated feelings about his profession and everything he’s been taught – and it’s especially wonderful to watch him navigating friendship for the first time since he was captured and indoctrinated.

I saw the one plot twist coming from a mile away, heh, but it was still fun to watch it play out. Also, there was a part that stood out as a tad weird for me – Zach is patting down a girl to make sure she doesn’t have any tracking devices, and the comment that she had the breasts of a woman, not a girl made me O______O. Firstly, girl is 15, secondly, boob size in no way correlates with age! Pssssht.

Overall though, with a mixture of pulse-pounding action, brutality and some moments of humanity and hilarity, this series is definitely one of my favourites.

4 thoughts on “Review: I Am The Traitor (The Unknown Assassin #3) – Allen Zadoff

  1. You gotta admit, that’s pretty funny though. Boys are so clueless sometimes. Lol. Any who, I’m sure I have the first book somewhere. I just haven’t had the chance to read it yet. Great review, Hannah!


    1. Ha, yes, I suppose he is a 16 year old dude with very little experience with girls! The first book is a quick read – maybe give it a go when you’re looking for something different?


  2. Interesting, the comment you flagged. I know nothing about this series. I must really be living under a rock! Great review :)


    1. It’s not overly popular – I’ve only seen around one or two of my blogger friends having read and reviewed the books, so don’t feel bad!


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