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The Mark of the Assassin

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A year after the debut of his best-selling World War II thriller, The Unlikely Spy, former journalist Silva deftly takes on contemporary espionage and sleazy Washington politics in The Mark of the Assassin. When an airline flight bound for London mysteriously explodes, the White House scrambles to pin the crash on Islamic terrorists. But CIA officer Michael Osbourne develops his own theory and obsessively pursues a notorious assassin whose ”mark” is three bullets to his victims’ faces. Silva is such an exhaustive researcher you’ll wonder which narrative elements are fact and which are fiction. A must-read for conspiracy buffs. B+

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