There is a peculiar allure of insidious characters-and especially assassins, hit men, and their ilk. Perhaps we find their uncomplicated moral codes and brutal efficiency appealing. These characters care little about ethics-and perhaps that alone, that freedom from guilt, is exactly why we love them. Perhaps, deep down, we wish we could be like them. And perhaps, by reading stories with such characters, we can vicariously experience that thrill. With this fascination with evil characters in mind, Smart Rhino Publications decided to publish this anthology, Insidious Assassins, a sequel to Uncommon Assassins.The book contains 24 stories by some of the best horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy authors writing today--including Jack Ketchum, Joe Lansdale, Billie Sue Mosiman, Lisa Mannetti, L.L. Soares, James Dorr, Shaun Meeks, and 17 others! In these stories, you will meet some truly insidious characters--characters you may find yourself applauding when you know you shouldn't. Enjoy!
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This is an excellent follow up to Uncommon Assassins, in fact I think this surpasses it. The book starts off strong with a great story by Jack Ketchum and is followed by an even better one by Shaun Meeks. From then on, the book flows steadily from great tale to great tale, each with their own voice. Some of the best ones in here are by Jack Ketchum, Shaun Meeks, L.L. Soares, Lisa Mannetti, James Dorr and Joe R. Lansdale. Even though they are my favorites in here, there isn't a dud in the bunch. Highly recommended.
An incredible follow-up to the earlier Smart Rhino Publications anthology, Uncommon Assassins. Great stories here by some of the masters (Jack Ketchum, Joe Lansdale, Billie Sue Mosiman, Lisa Mannetti, James Dorr) and many lesser-known writers who are on the rise (Shaun Meeks, L.L. Soares, Jezzy Wolfe, Adrian Ludens, just to name a few). If you love suspenseful short stories, this is a bit of heaven!