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Bestselling novelist Daniel Silva (author of The Unlikely Spy) draws upon his experience as a foreign correspondent and a Washington journalist in The Mark of the Assassin. Set in London, Cairo, Amsterdam, and Washington, the story line follows CIA case agent Michael Osbourne as he attempts to locate the terrorists who shot down an airliner off the coast of Long Island. Osbourne has two main antagonists: Delaroche, a KGB-trained expert assassin ordered to kill the handful of people who know the truth, including Osbourne, and the corrupt political culture of Washington, which ominously stymies him at every turn. There's a love story at the core of this book, as well as a brave attempt by Osbourne to reconcile a mystery in his past with a present he has not fully accepted. The prose is slick, and readers will find themselves racing through these pages as the body count grows and the conclusion nears. The Mark of the Assassin is a worthy effort from a rising star. --This text refers to the Preloaded Digital Audio Player edition.
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For his second thriller, Silva turns from World War II (The Unlikely Spy, LJ 12/96) to a modern intelligence milieu with corrupt government officials and wealthy special interests. The title character, October, is a contract master assassin released by the KGB 30 years ago. CIA agent Michael Osbourne, a terrorism expert, saw October kill his girlfriend and badly wants to capture him. Then the investigation of a missile-downed airliner off the coast of Long Island reveals a body with three shots to the faceAOctober's signature. Osbourne's need to attend to his marriage while trying to stop October's completion of a multiple-hit contract and to uncover those financing it lead to a violent denouement. With concise, vivid character sketches, Silva weaves a swiftly paced, internationally tangled plot. Fans of Ludlum and Forsyth will look for this Literary Guild selection.
-AV. Louise Saylor, formerly with Eastern Washington Univ,. Libs., Cheney
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Preloaded Digital Audio Player edition.
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I was actually crossing the Austrian border with a Czech 'exit permit' and a PANAM ticket to New York in August 1968 as well. It was August 29, 1968...
I got a ride to Vienna and I did not have to go through any fence. But that was me and I am just a regular guy.
The US Embassy in Prague gave me the reference number for my US entry visa I obtained on September 14 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) and on September 16 I was in Manhattan.
I was born in Czechoslovakia but since 1978, I have been a US citizen.
I wanted to read more Silva but not about his Gabriel, restorer/Israeli spy. This is my third Silva book.
At about 30%, the book became quite preposterous: global conspiracy needed to get a US president re-elected. I do not thinks that can ever happen.
The conclusion of the book is a standard established long time ago for books of this type: lots of shooting and a few corpses - not, of course, of the two main protagonists.
Three stars and recommended for people who like this kind of fiction with observations based on reality (read the author's acknowledgments) but mostly on his fantasy.
At least the villain of the book is NOT identified as a Czech. Too diabolical.
However, this is a series of most people would consider to be their first series. The action is good, the characters realistic , the dialogue is good, and overall the book comes together well. It is a bit hard to believe.
The premise of the book is that a group of people shoot down a flight leaving JFK. They do this in order to convince the US that we need to purchase a defensive system that will keep outside us from being able to send missiles into the United States.
The two protagonist or an assassin that no one can identify and a US CIA agent that is out to stop him.
The ending is a shoot out on an island New York sound. I think you'll like the book. I recommend it.
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