The Assassin Trilogy: The Silver Bear, Columbus, Dark Men

The Assassin Trilogy: The Silver Bear, Columbus, Dark Men

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by Derek Haas
     
 
An e-original omnibus of three suspense novels by the Barry Award-nominated novelist and co-screenwriter of Wanted, 3:10 to Yuma and The Double.

He calls himself Columbus. His real name never meant much to him anyway. He never knew his father, an earnest young congressman and rising star in the Democratic Party named Abe Mann

Overview

An e-original omnibus of three suspense novels by the Barry Award-nominated novelist and co-screenwriter of Wanted, 3:10 to Yuma and The Double.

He calls himself Columbus. His real name never meant much to him anyway. He never knew his father, an earnest young congressman and rising star in the Democratic Party named Abe Mann, or his mother, a prostitute whose involvement with Mann would prove dangerous.

All Columbus cares about is his next target. A hit man who quickly made a name for himself as one of the best in his profession, you can be sure he'll fulfill whatever contract's been given him. Even if those who put out the hit have other plans in mind.

In THE COLUMBUS TRILOGY, the first three novels by Barry Award-nominated author Derek Haas, Columbus squares off against the shadow of his father, Czech crime lords, drug dealers, a prostitution ring, and more, in three acclaimed suspense novels by a rising master of the genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316208178
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Series:
Silver Bear Series
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
776
Sales rank:
29,664
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

In addition to his novels THE SILVER BEAR, COLUMBUS, and DARK MEN, Derek Haas also co-wrote the screenplays for 3:10 TO YUMA, starring Russel Crowe and Christian Bale, and WANTED, starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, and Angelina Jolie. His newest film, The Double, stars Richard Gere and Topher Grace, and is directed by his screenwriting partner Michael Brandt. Derek lives in Los Angeles.

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The Assassin Trilogy: The Silver Bear, Columbus, Dark Men 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book follows the work life of a "hit man for hire" in an exciting, quick paced way. Though we shouldn't like or understand Columbus, the writer has a way, without jumbled words, to give us a peek into the life, troubles and psychology of the killer. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've only read a few chapters, and the writing style seems amateurish. So far the character doesn't quite behave as a professional hitman would, but more like what a thirteen year old would imagine one to behave. I'll keep reading - I bought it, after all. But I hold little hope. It feels to be on par with the new Bourne novels that Erik Van Lustbader wrote after Robert Ludlum passed away. My dad gave me a couple for last christmas and I could only read a few chapters before I had to quit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All about a hit man. No, Contracr Killer. "Hit man" is too simple for Columbus. Though a bit wordy at times, all 3 stories, told in the first person, kept my interest. The plot twists, and there were many, kept the stories moving right along. I will be reading more of Mr. Haas' work, and expect another good reac.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best trilogy sets I have ever read. Never thought I would root for the "bad guy" to win. I can't wait to read more from this author. Did not want it to end. Highly recommend all three novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grabs you right out of the starting blocks...covers his history with enough detail to fill you in to the character...itemizes his work and the homework required to "finish the job". As a New Jersey guy that knew and grew up with guys like this, I was very entertained. Go for it.
mcm99 More than 1 year ago
Bought this after listening to the author as a guest on John August' screenwriting podcast. Very cool main character and consistent plotting makes for a fun, quick read. Will check out the author's next book.
Akumetsu_ More than 1 year ago
the twist in the first book was quite interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very fast read, it will keep your attention all the way through.
MBatchellor More than 1 year ago
Concise but not dumbed down, this trilogy is a smart read that takes you into the mind of a hitman as he goes about his job. He's cold and unlikeable and we really shouldn't want to know what makes this guy tick, but we do. And, it's worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The prose is sparse, and matches the way most us imagine an assassin would think and speak. However, the main character, Columbus, comes off the page juvenile and unsophisticated in the most of the first book. Fortunately, he becomes more rounded out as a human and assassin as the series continues. The plot twists of each book are rewarding. I look forward to the next Columbus book.
peruseall More than 1 year ago
Recommend The Assassin Trilogy because stories are told through the eyes of an assassin and keeps one's interest. When first story ends, can't wait to start second story to read continuing assassins saga. Written from a different perspective and truly holds readers attention.
ChaseEH More than 1 year ago
Great reading purchase. I don't believe that any other book or story has been told from this perspective. The reader sympathizes with the assassin. I would highly recommend this read for book club discussions and look forward to more stories by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good writing. Great style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first I have read of Haas, and I must say I was impressed. The story line is compelling, and the story telling is aggressive, succinct, and captivating. If you enjoy political type thrillers then you will enjoy this. I have shared this writer with many friends already, and would highly recommend this trilogy. I will be following this author.
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