Night of the Assassin

Night of the Assassin

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by Russell Blake
     
 

Night of the Assassin is the prequel to King of Swords, and charts the early days of "El Rey," the super-assassin whose specialty is impossible to execute contract killings on behalf of his savage narco-trafficking cartel clients. Night of the Assassin is an intense, no-flinching, gritty epic that will jar, disturb and thrill even the most jaded suspense/thriller

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Night of the Assassin is the prequel to King of Swords, and charts the early days of "El Rey," the super-assassin whose specialty is impossible to execute contract killings on behalf of his savage narco-trafficking cartel clients. Night of the Assassin is an intense, no-flinching, gritty epic that will jar, disturb and thrill even the most jaded suspense/thriller readers. It's a shocking journey into the making of a monster that uses the ongoing drug cartel violence in Mexico as its backdrop.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032947783
Publisher:
Russell Blake
Publication date:
12/12/2011
Series:
Assassin , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,922
File size:
769 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Russell Blake is the NY Times & USA Today bestselling author of 35+ books, including Fatal Exchange, The Geronimo Breach, Zero Sum, King of Swords, Night of the Assassin, Return of the Assassin, Revenge of the Assassin, Blood of the Assassin, Requiem for the Assassin, JET, JET - Ops Files, JET II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII, The Delphi Chronicle trilogy, The Voynich Cypher, Upon A Pale Horse, BLACK, BLACK Is Back, BLACK Is The New Black, BLACK To Reality, An Angel With Fur (pet bio), and How To Sell A Gazillion eBooks In No Time. He is also the co-author with Clive Cussler of The Eye of Heaven, from Penguin. Blake lives on the Pacific coast of Mexico with his 2 dogs and a bad attitude. His blog, http://RussellBlake.com contains his thoughts, such as they are.

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Night of the Assassin 4 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 53 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the second book that I have read by this author! He is my new favorite author! His books are not for the weak! He is a great storyteller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some parts of this book are almost too graphic. Willing to give the sequel a try. J M Lydon
SpaZd0gLee More than 1 year ago
Never read any of the El Rey books, as well, not a genre I'm normally drawn to, but grabbed the free eReader version thinking I'd check it out and let my 'Other' know if I thought he'd like it as he's more of the manly spy vs spy or war type reader. I found myself enjoying more than expected. It didn't fill in many gaps about the character, since it never explains why at his tender young age he kills the Don and goes into a life of assassin, but I will assume that will all work itself out in future books. Fast, brutal and furious, and more than a little heartbreaking at times with the senseless killing that seems to surround the drug cartels, and yet, I couldn't stop reading, had to know who was on the hit list next! We'll be looking into the rest of this series indeed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was the history of an assassin. It is a well thought out review of his life and a telling of his brutal ways of killing. It was not a pleasant book to read. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone I know, but some other reviewers found it interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a woman i found this book to be depressing. i appreciated that the way the author did not go into long descriptions of the torture/killings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
interesting book!!
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Full of Action.
DaUgh More than 1 year ago
good story, character development & writing. good read
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It was and interesting and all to plausible look into drug trafficking lifestyles. Maybe a little too real and raw for me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chilling but well-written and interesting.
kph21 More than 1 year ago
Night Assassin: Assassin Series Prequel opens the doors to El Rey's earlier days. It tells how he became the man, the most deadly assassin. The story is told in the third person, which makes it feel like someone is whispering the story in your ear, while you're watching on. It definitely is an action thriller, with lots of violence as would be expected with El Rey's trade. I must admit, since he's knocking off drug cartel members, he's almost like a cult hero. It will be interesting to see where his life will go as the series continues.
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Pretty violent, but having lived in Mexico I can say that what he writes about the drug underworld is probably pretty close to true. Whoever said the author doesn't explain why this guy grew up to be a killer needs to read the beginning again more closely.
boomer1949 More than 1 year ago
You cannot go wrong with ANY of the books by this author! All are well written and great!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
160 page free book of the highlights in the life of an Mexican cartel assassin. The book depicts violence but stops short of being too graphic; there are more violent BDSM books out there that get disgusting and call it entertainment. Also, excerpt (or excerpts?) for King of Swords but book not yet available on Nook. Kudos to the author.
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