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Night of the Assassin: (Assassin Series Prequel) (English Edition)
 
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Night of the Assassin: (Assassin Series Prequel) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Russell Blake
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Night of the Assassin is the gritty, edge-of-your seat prequel to King of Swords. A no-holds-barred, breakneck-paced thriller, Night of the Assassin charts the early years of El Rey - the King of Swords - a super-assassin responsible for some of the world's most spectacular and daring executions.



Framed against the backdrop of present-day Mexico's brutal narco-trafficking violence, Night of the Assassin chronicles the making of a monster - a cold-blooded, ruthless killing machine. Raw, disturbing, edgy and unflinching, this epic saga defies convention to create a roller-coaster of intrigue, suspense and thrills that will leave even the most jaded thriller aficionados gasping for breath.



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A Q & A for Night of the Assassin with bestselling author Russell Blake



Question: Night of the Assassin uses often bloody, shocking imagery. Why write the novel that way?



Russell Blake: I wanted to write a barreling, no-holds-barred Lamborghini of a book, with unexpected twists and turns that left you with your stomach in knots, afraid to turn off the lignts. Mexico's drug war sees over eight thousand people dead every year from cartel violence that's savage and ruthless. I wanted to capture that lurid, blood-soaked reality and make it visceral, make it real for the reader, and also leave them feeling like they'd been through a disturbing, tangible experience. I used a variety of techniques to achieve that, and the evocative and shocking scenes are one of them. There are a few images that will have readers cringing and will cause nightmares, so this isn't for the faint of heart.



Q: Night of the Assassin is the prequel to King of Swords. Why write this after that novel was released?



RB: The villain of KOS is El Rey, the assassin who uses the tarot card, the King of Swords, as his signature. After I finished writing KOS, I couldn't get him out of my head, and I immediately started writing Night. It was like a compulsion, and I couldn't shake it. So I got it onto paper as immediately as I could, so I wouldn't lose the essence of the character. The result, I've been told, does KOS justice.



Q: Night of the Assassin is set in Mexico, as well as Australia. The descriptions are very vivid. Have you ever been there?



RB: I live in Mexico, so the descriptions better jump off the page. And I spent a lot of time knocking around Australia, so I'm more than passing familiar with all the locations in the book.



Q: What is your ideal reader like?



RB: My readers are intelligent, savvy, jaded, and demand a lot out of their thrillers. I write for those who have read all the big names, and I expect my work to be compared against the Forsyths and Ludlums of the world. I write my thrillers even faster-paced, so they'll show positively and leave a lasting impression. I grew up on Day of the Jackal and The Bourne trilogy, and that's the level I try to write to every page. Even though Night is a prequel, it's designed to knock readers' socks off from the first sentences.



Q: Some of the scenes are so graphic they make you wince. Have you gotten flack for that?



RB: I had a few readers say they were reading between their fingers as they hid their eyes. That tells me I did my job as a storyteller. I think good fiction should take you out of reality, and some of the scenes in Night will stay with you long after the book's done. The scenes are paced for specific effect, & I like how they wound up working.



Q: You use flashbacks in the early chapters of the book. Why use that technique?



RB: Sometimes you can allude to things in a character's past, but other times it's better to bring the reader to the event in order to make it more vivid. There were a few seminal events I felt needed to be memorialized as whole sections based in the past rather than discussed as part of the present. If you think of the book as a whole work as opposed to expecting a linear narrative it makes sense, and by the time you finish it you'll see the method to my madness.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 354 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 191 pages
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Editeur : Reprobatio Ltd (14 janvier 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B006M5L5JC
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great read 6 novembre 2013
Par Mike
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I was hooked on this book from the moment I started reading. A good mix of background information on each target and how the plan comes together makes this a great read
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A$$-Kicking Read 30 avril 2012
Par Edward Easterling - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Never heard of Russell Blake or his work until I got this book. I got the book a month ago and today, Sunday, finally read it.Glad I had all day cause I couldn't put it down once I started. I absolutely love this story and I am already recommending the author and book to my friends. Russell Blake can flat-out write better than any of the big names I've read in the last 20 years. Every word...Every sentence...Every paragraph and chapter carries the story to its conclusion without a single expression wasted. Blake's style is vivid and intense.Looking for a great book free of marketing hype and big-name endorsements? You just found it! Read it and see if you don't agree(:-)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Brutal and Beautiful - A GREAT BOOK 12 mai 2012
Par David C. Cassidy - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Admittedly, I've never been a fan of books that involve drug lords, cartels, and exotic places. On the flip side, I can easily take up a seat, turn the lights down low and flip on an old "Miami Vice" episode (assuming it's still on somewhere in that thousand-channel wasteland we call TV). So when I began reading Russell Blake's "Night of the Assassin," I didn't know what to expect. All I can say is, I'm glad that I did.

This tantalizing thriller is a prequel to "King of Swords" (which I have yet to read, and most definitely will), and is an amazingly taut and telling origin story of "El Rey," the King of Swords. Blake goes to great lengths to immerse us in the rise of a trained assassin, giving us a unique look into his training and ascension as the world's most feared killer-for-hire.

"Night of the Assassin" is brutal and beautiful. Blake offers riveting and revealing details of the black world of the drug lords in the Colombian and Mexican cartels, showing us in-your-face violence, all the while writing with an uncommon flair that is exceptionally strong and fluid. I often found myself disgusted with the cruelty and the barbarism, but at the same time found myself utterly in awe of the author's style. It's a rare instance where one can be appalled by the material but so drawn by the writing one has no choice but to turn the page.

For those stirred by the grisly details of a frighteningly real underworld, "Night of the Assassin" delivers the straight goods. The more I read, the more fascinated I became. The book could be a textbook on the inner workings of the drug world, but a textbook that wildly entertains. I couldn't put it down. And for a guy who's never been a fan of this genre, well, that pretty much says it all. Highly, highly recommended.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Good reads 9 novembre 2012
Par super sapper - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Superb reading tense graphic descriptions highly recommend Russell Blake is on a par with John Grissom and David Baldacci slow start building up top a fine crescendo
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A very good read 13 juillet 2012
Par Adam - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I have read many books by Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Daniel Silva, and Russell Blake is right up there in this thriller. I plan on reading all the Assassin series. I love the fact that I don't have to spend a fortune to read a great book.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Just an Awesome Read 11 juillet 2012
Par my2cents - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Facts woven with fiction beautifully. This guy should have an agent and be making lots of money. Can't fathom why he has to give it away. Been to Tijuana, been to Cozumel, don't think I want to go back after all the cartel killings down in that country. Sure as hell don't want to go back after reading this novel. Extremely well written.
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