An unusual main character takes the stage in C. Michelle Jefferies' new high-tech thriller, Emergence. Only the wife he adores and her hope for a family could make a hit man soften his rough edges. Add in a death threat, confusing signals from his employer, and a lurking presence, and Antony more than wonders if he needs to get out of this dangerous business. I expected the plot to take some different directions than it did—wanting even more thrills, tech details, or some of the assignments to last longer—but readers get to see the character evolve into a different man along the way. It was a good mix of character and plot. The setting and various venues were exotic. Throw in an unexpected twist near the end for a great read. Mild spoiler here: The ending satisfied while letting readers know there will be further adventures with Antony and his tech-savvy friend, Gage. I appreciate the clean read and can recommend it to thrill-seeking readers.