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  • Posted June 13, 2010

    Exciting, a weak word to use for a book as captivating as this one is.

    It was a "chance" buy, but a most fortuitous one. The mid-book of a trilogy, and that fact does not diminish the enjoyment of the story told. The map on the inside cover is what caught my attention. The world I live in is divided into Canada, the Islamic Republic, the Mormon Territories, the Bible Belt and the Aztlan Empire. Canada now has more of the Lake States area, the Capital of the Islamic Republic is Seattle, San Francisco is now called "New Fallujah", Nevada is a "free state", Washington D. C. has been radiated beyond recovery, as has New York. Atlanta is the capital of the Bible Belt confederation; Phoenix, Dallas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh & Newark are "Civil War" sites, Chicago and Detroit are totally destroyed and abandoned. The Aztlan Empire is Mexico and it has taken over or contests an area from Disneyland to Flagstaff to Southwest Texas. The sexually explicit portions were a bit tiring, but brief and used to establish the baselessness of the characters involved.

    The story-line is easily related to the outstanding "Marseilles Trilogy" by Jean-Claude Izzo which occurs in the 1990's, but now we move forward to the year 2043 and see the result of a post 9/11 Musslim-Christian war. I look forward to reading book I, "Prayers for the Assassin" [2006] and book III, "The Heart of the Assassin [2009]."

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    Sins of the Assasin

    Robert Ferrigno's Assasin trilogy has been alot of things over the years, as I read it. It went from post-apocalyptic thriller/escapisim to something to think about and finally a place that seems all too plausable and very, very scary.
    We come to know and like or dislike characters that by the 3rd book we care about.
    But there is a little glimmer, barely a flash, of hope that no matter what happens, Americans can and will survive to see another day with a better future possible.
    I truly hope that Ferrigno jumps 10 years further into the future (2050) and we see what the NEW American frontier will be like wth these same chsracters

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    I was intrigued

    This series is a real page turner! You need to begin with Sins, then Prayers then Heart. I ended up staying up way too late to read these books and I hated for each one to end.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

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    Picks up where Prayers of the Assassin leaves off

    Looking for the future? Do you like non-stop action that makes Jack Reacher look like a Boy Scout? Try book 2 of Robert Ferrigno's trilogy, The Sins of the Assassin. Set in the not so distant future, America as we know it has changed. The scariness of the change to our way of life protrayed in these books is both thought provoking and frightening. Start with Prayers of the Assassin then move on to this excellent action/thriller. You'll be glad you did.

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