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The Assassin - King of Swords: (Assassin Series #1) by [Russell Blake]
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Editorial Reviews


NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author! 

A sadistically good writer."
- The Kindle Book Review

"Russell Blake writes with a brisk intensity and pulse-pounding power. Jump in and hang on for a nonstop thrill ride." - Scott Nicholson, Liquid Fear

"Russell Blake is no stranger to the thriller genre. His previous thrillers have turned the headlines inside-out, with gritty,no-holds-barred, edge-of-your-seat plots. With King of Swords, RussellBlake has clearly taken the best of his previous novels and combinedthem into an honest, often brutal, heart-stopping thriller that left megasping for air and squirming on my couch. I know this sounds overlydramatic, but in reader-speak...this book kept me glued to the Kindlescreen.

In King of Swords, the reader is taken on ajourney through drug cartel-ruled Mexico, where violence often trumpshard cash as the dominant cultural currency. Blake clearly draws on his own knowledge of the political and cultural climate in Mexico topresent a realistic and stark backdrop to a thriller in the fast-paced,intelligent tradition of Frederick Forsyth's, "Day of the Jackal." - Steven Konkoly, Amazon bestselling author of the Jakarta Pandemic and Black Flagged

From the Author

The Assassin series is one of my all time favorite series, as well as one of my earliest. It is gritty and at times unflinching to the point of being uncomfortable, but I'm proud of it, and find the characters engaging even upon reread years later. I hope you enjoy it.

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  • ASIN : B006HVW2H0
  • Publisher : Reprobatio Ltd (January 14, 2014)
  • Publication date : January 14, 2014
  • Language : English
  • File size : 696 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 235 pages
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 715 ratings

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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent thriller - pulls no punches
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, Sure to keep you reading
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