More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.



Assassin Katla's legitimate business is the target of a hostile takeover...

Still recuperating from injuries sustained in Reprobate, freelance assassin and corporate troubleshooter Katla Sieltjes, expert in disguising homicide, finds herself at war with the Kau Hong, a gang of ruthless criminals who will stop at nothing to get their hands on Sphinx Shipping.
The potentially lethal situation quickly becomes untenable, when victims fall on both sides, and a Hong Kong sniper arrives to team up with a mute enforcer from the competitive 14K Triad.
Amsterdam might prove too small for Katla to play hide and seek, when her enemies match her skills in search and destroy...

Peccadillo is the second novel in the Amsterdam Assassin Series.

With authentic details and brisk action against the backdrop of the notorious Dutch capital, featuring a devious heroine and a supporting cast of singular characters, Peccadillo gives a rare glimpse into local Dutch culture, Chinese Triads, computer hacking, sniping, clairvoyance, circumventing car alarms, martial arts, the psychology of social engineering, and the brutal efficacy of disciplined violence.

This e-book features a glossary.

People who read this also enjoyed

Get a 1 year subscription
for / issue


Average rating
4.5 / 5
Highly entertaining
June 11th, 2014
This fast paced action thriller is full of epic one liners, observations, need to know facts, and a skilfull plot. A real page turner with a cold blooded heroine.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
September 27th, 2013
I've read a bit of the reviews for this book and many said this one is better than Reprobate and I have to agree. And again, I'm feeling like there should be more as I reach the end of the book. Maybe, I realized, that's not because it's a 'short' story as the author himself pointed out to me in this comment, but because the way he ended it. It leaves one to wish there'd be a bit more. The book continues on with corporate troubleshooter Katla, Katherine Sieltjes, as lethal as ever despite still recuperating from the gunshot wound she got from her last job. This time, she is involved with Chinese triads who wants her shipping company. And there is Bram, her lover, who obviously can't help but get sucked in to Katla's other less legal and dangerous occupation. So does his friend, Zeph. His addition to the story action makes it all the more exciting. And Bram's ease to wield a sword! Though it shouldn't be a surprise as the man does live in a Yakuza club and train regularly. But there's still something I didn't see coming at the end of the book regarding Bram and his sword. There's so much more to enjoy here. Even if the name of all those Dutch places still leaves me confused, I appreciate the added glossary. And I read a book for a few reasons, some being the story and the other being the characters in the story. I find myself not only immersed in this rather brutal novel for all the homicides, but also intrigued by Bram because there's always a character in a book that just holds my heart. His music taste is seriously causing me to consider and look them up. Maybe that's what I'll exactly do. Though there's still no answer to Bram's dreams and how his scars came about, I like how there's more to know about him in this book. We've plenty of information of Katla from the first book and despite this book doesn't seem to tell a lot of Katla's new personality bits, there's a lot to learn of Bram. And why he and Anouk broke up. I wish there'd be a bit more of Bianca, but maybe then the book will definitely exceed any norm for novels word count. To sums it up, it's a thriller story with a bit of romance, wit, philosophy and originality. Sure there's the mature contents but I assume kids don't come across this book. Not yet, at least. Heard the third book in the series will be out soon, looking forward to it. *Copied from my GR account*
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • IOS