The Goddard Affair (A Tale of the Assassin Without a Name, #4) by Scott Marlowe


The author sent me a copy (epub format) in exchange for an honest review (member of Rosie’s Book Review Team).


My rating:  4.2  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

The Assassin Without a Name is on the hunt, looking for the secret organizations which recently tried to kill him before they can try again. But the work of his trade doesn’t stop just because of personal business, so when a new client named Walter Goddard comes around wishing to have a rival eliminated, the Assassin Without a Name takes the job.

Only after the task is complete does he learn that Walter Goddard is a member of the Society for the Progression of Science and Technology, one of the very same organizations he’s been seeking. At one of the society’s première technology galas, the Assassin Without a Name meets Gwendolyn Morgan, a beautiful widow with society problems of her own. Not only does she believe the organization hired an assassin to murder her husband, but she’s certain she’s next. Convincing himself he’s only helping Gwendolyn in exchange for the society’s darkest secrets, and not because of his part in making the woman a widow, the Assassin Without a Name finds himself in the unusual role of protector as the society dispatches their Black Guard watchdogs to kill them both.


Genre(s):  Fantasy

Series:  The Tale of the Assassin Without a Name (part of World of Uhl), #4

Length:  51 (estimated)



“Make it look like a robbery,” my client had said.

So I hid inside the closet in Reynold Morgan’s study until he’d had enough of nodding off at his desk to finally call it a night…

“Is that her husband she’s arguing with?”

Blyden grunted. “Not likely. Her husband died three nights ago. Murdered, actually.”


My Opinion

This book introduces you to another killing order for the ‘Assassin Without a Name’. He has his principles and one weakness. I will not tell you more about the stories than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.

With The Goddard Affair, Scott Marlowe has created another thrilling tale about the Assassin Without a Name. The Goddard Affair comprises more than just a killing. You might have realised earlier that the assassin without a name has detective qualities. As I mentioned in my earlier review – The Assassin Without a Name is quite a character and has some surprises for the readers. I was drawn into the story – hoping to not become his next killing order and wondering about Gwendolyn. This is for you if you like fantasy, crime and – do not object to admitting that a killer can seem like quite a nice guy.  😉

I read the story in one go – I couldn’t resist…

The World of Uhl is addictive!  😀



About the author

I write both straight-up fantasy and science fantasy, where the lines between magic and science are often blurred. Quite often, this results in wondrous, explosive mayhem. Pyrotechnics aside, my stories, at their core, are about entertaining and telling a good story.

The best way to get started with the series is to check out The Killing Knife, which is a compilation of the first three stories. I have free review copies available for anyone interested in reading and reviewing. Details here.


Connect with the Author:

The Assassin Without a Name:
Amazon:  Scott Marlowe
Amazon (US):  buy link


Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about The Goddard Affair?  Or – if you did not yet read The Goddard Affair  – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If the The Goddard Affair was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂





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