The Good Assassin

The Good Assassin

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Paul Vidich follows up his acclaimed debut spy thriller "An Honorable Man" with a suspenseful tale of Cold War espionage set in 1950s Cuba, as foreign powers compete to influence the outcome of a revolution.
Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781501110429
Characteristics: 275 pages ;,22 cm.

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GRHaines
Feb 10, 2018

Average at best, imo. Very misleading description as it makes it sound as if it's about spying and intrigue but is really about the relationships between the 4 main characters. Not the most exciting read and it's very predictable, nothing keeps you guessing. Plus a supporting character's part in the story is wrapped up in a very unbelievable and coincidental way, which would be bad enough, but then it ties in to the fate of a main character and makes the entire ending of the story more than a bit ridiculous and convenient. It's almost as if the writer couldn't figure out a believable way to tie everything together and wrap up the story so he just slapped something together without any thought as to how ridiculous it was. Definitely a book you can overlook unless there's nothing else around to read.

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