The Ethical Assassin

The Ethical Assassin

Book - 2006
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In a departure from his historical mysteries, Liss enters the realm of political satire in this story of a hapless 17-year-old door-to-door salesman who witnesses a double murder and is forced to cooperate with the assassin to avoid becoming a third victim.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9781400064212
140006421X
Characteristics: 327 pages

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loudem
Oct 10, 2015

I picked the book for its cover, and for the title. How wrong I was. This book is a melting pot of ideas that goes flat pretty quickly. Maybe this is a good read for upcoming teenagers, but for 'normal' adults the situations that are described are not very credible. All in all a pretty dull book. And it does feel like being sucked up by an insufferable waste lagoon.

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ZinebNour
Jul 23, 2015

This book was an interesting read! I only felt as though the author didnt place you in the main character but more in how the main character wanted to be seen. But it was a very interesting book.

ChristchurchLib Sep 09, 2013

"Working as a door-to-door salesman in a South Florida trailer park, teenager Lem Altick becomes an eyewitness to the murders of two of his would-be customers by a vegan/animal rights activist/assassin. Lem agrees to an uneasy alliance with the ethical assassin (who's quite charming when he's not killing people) but trouble isn't far away. It's ecologically centred wackiness in Florida, so Carl Hiaasen fans will surely want to check this one out. (Author David Liss is better known for his historical mysteries. This is not one of them.)" September 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=674857

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