Prayers for the Assassin: A Novel

Prayers for the Assassin: A Novel

by Robert Ferrigno
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Prayers for the Assassin: A Novel by Robert Ferrigno

What would happen to America if the extremists won?

SEATTLE, 2040. The Space Needle lies crumpled. Veiled women hurry through the streets. Alcohol is outlawed, replaced by Jihad Cola, and mosques dot the skyline. New York and Washington, D.C., are nuclear wastelands. At the edges of the empire, Islamic and Christian forces fight for control, and rebels plot to regain free will.

Courageous rebel Sarah Dougan is a beautiful historian who uncovers information that will destabilize the nation. When she disappears, the security chief of the Islamic Republic of America calls upon Rakkim Epps, her secret lover and a former elite warrior, to find her. But Rakkim is being tracked by Darwin, a brilliant psychopath. To survive, he must become Darwin's assassin and embark upon a frenetic and bloody chase to find Sarah and helpher expose a shocking truth to the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501152467
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 04/16/2016
Series: Assassin Trilogy Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 386,896
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Robert Ferrigno was born in South Florida, a tropical backwater rife with mosquitoes and flying cockroaches.

After earning college degrees in Philosophy, Film-Making, and Creative Writing, he returned to his first love, poker. He spent the next five years gambling full-time and living in a high-crime area populated by starving artists, alcoholics, thieves and drug dealers, becoming friends with many people who would later populate his novels.

He used some of his winnings to start a punk rock magazine called The Rocket, where he interviewed the Clash, Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop, etc. The success of The Rocket got him a job as a feature writer for a daily newspaper in Southern California, where he took the adventure-and-new-money beat.

Over the next seven years he flew jets with the Blue Angels, drove Ferraris, and went for desert survival training with gun nuts. He ultimately gave up his day job to become a novelist, and his first book, The Horse Latitudes, was called "the fiction debut of the season" by Time magazine.

His most recent novel, The Wake-Up, was described by Kirkus Reviews as "Sharp, fast, and slick. Ferrigno can read like Raymond Chandler on speed, with pages turning and adrenaline pretty high throughout."

Prayers for the Assassin is his ninth novel.

He lives in Washington State with his family.

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Prayers for the Assassin 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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I thought the concept for the book very interesting. Our country becoming Muslim years from now isn't that far fetched. The way Ferrigno comes about it is. Granted, it's fiction but certain things don't ring true. The fact that Canada is free and we are a Muslim nation is hard to buy. Canada would become Muslim way before we would.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here¿s the essential problem --- the foundation of the story isn¿t believable. Ferrigno bases his plot on the idea that the world believes that a nuclear attack on New York City, Washington, DC and Mecca in 2015 is the work of Israeli agents. As a result, most of the USA converts to Islam, with a group of the southern states breaking away to form a Christian nation. It doesn¿t ring true. A novelist, particularly someone writing speculative fiction, asks his readers to suspend disbelief, but he has to present a realistic premise. Why would anyone believe that Israel, which depends on America for its survival, would attack US cities and then throw in Mecca for good measure? And even if you believed Israelis were responsible for the attack, why would you lose your faith and convert to Islam? Nevertheless, I ignored this ridiculous concept and kept reading. The action is set in 2040. Sarah Dougan, a respected historian, isn¿t convinced it was an Israeli attack, so she begins to dig into the story. When the Old One, a mysterious Muslin leader, learns of Sarah¿s investigation, he hires Darwin, a deadly assassin, to take care of Sarah. With the assistance of Rakkim Epps, her secret lover, Sarah races to uncover the true terrorist while Darwin murders just about everyone she contacts. Once I pushed aside the premise, I found a gripping thriller that kept my interest. Ferrigno should be commended for a balanced portrayal of Islam, even depicting Sarah and Rakkim as moderate Muslims. Overall, Prayers for the Assassin is a pretty good near-future thriller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just an average read.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 2015 suitcases containing nuclear bombs destroy New York City, Washington, D.C., and Mecca. The assumption because of the inclusion of Mecca is that Israelis with Christian help committed the atrocities. The United States split apart following the terrorist atrocities with some states converting to Islam forming the Islamic Republic while others created a Christian republic. --- Twenty-five years later, a power struggle exists in the Islamic Republic. Redbeard leads the moderate State Security forces the fundamentalists forge the Black Robes police force and finally the Old One heads the top-secret Assassins. Redbeard¿s niece, historian Sarah Dougan investigates the infamous attack of 2015 for her planned new book, The Zionist Betrayal. The Old One, knowing the truth must never be revealed, sends his deadliest assassin to kill her. Fleeing from the Pacific northwest towards Vegas, Sarah¿s only hope to survive long enough to tell the truth is her lover, former Fedayeen soldier Rakkim Epps he expect to die for her. --- The tale is very exciting building from a theory that Zionists caused the 9/11 debacle. However, readers will have to first overcome the concept that much of America adopted Islam as the official state religion. Still PRAYERS FOR ASSASSIN is fun, fast-paced in a cat and mouse way and grips readers who wonder whether Sarah will survive long enough the reveal what she knows about high school undergraduates in 2015 and the Old One. --- Harriet Klausner