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The Fifth Profession

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2005

    Better and yet Better again

    Amazing once I started this book I could never put it down.This kept me up 24/7 until I finished it.When you start this book is great and just when you think it can't get any better it does.The more you read the more you get sucked in(so if you have to work take this in short bursts).This book is thrilling from the prologue to the epilogue.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2004

    Field Operations Tradecraft 101!

    There is more field operations tradecraft in this book than Bayers has aspirin, and so I have to wonder where it came from, what Mr. Morrell has done in his 'other' life or simply who taught him so well. The techniques and modus operandi employed by the chief protaganist, Mr. Savage, are chillingly realistic, and for me, therein lies much of the excitement and interest. Well worth the reading and pay special attention to the details of the 'tradecraft' demonstrated in this hard-hitting suspense thriller for Morrell discloses how it's done in the real world of executive protection support operations, counterespionage and antiterrorism. Great read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2003

    Good twists and turns

    Although I would recommend this book to anyone, the first hundred pages or so can be a bit of a struggle. David Morrell has an excellent command of the language and lays down the foundation for a terrific thriller, yet at points, he reiterates certain aspects of the characters (professional bodyguards) that make it kind of redundant and annoying ot read. If you can get past the first hundred pages (of 500) then the book really takes off.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    I first read this when i was a kid..

    And it still holds up..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Nice

    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    College

    Building gymnsium and everything

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2011

    Waist of time

    This book is slow and very redundant. I loved First Blood and this is nothing like it. The whole story line is all over the place and when it finally did pull together it was lame.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    The Fifth Profession was a great book that has an extreme story.

    There were times in this book when I was going to take a break from reading, but once I finish the setnence I have to see what is going to happen next. Every bit of this book is filled with action. The characters where nicely thought out. I would reccomend this book to everyone who is a fan of action.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2001

    A good book that does not maintain the reader's interest

    This book starts out as being very exciting but soon winds up being less than stellar towards the end. Some historical aspects of Japan are well-researched and nicely tie into the plot. The character development is done well but in the end the main character of Savage fails to impress. What started out as a capable and well-trained protector turns out to be an emotional and confused protagonist. The explanation for that is also not very convincing and is actually downright outrageous. But of course it is just a novel. Readers will find some good entertainment value in this novel and will get a glimpse into Japanese history and culture which is actually the book's main selling point.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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