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📒The Assassin ✍ W.E.B. Griffin
✏The Assassin Book Summary : A political assasin is ready to make his move. The police department's only clue is a single, perfectly typed bomb threat. And worse yet, the police aren't sure they can trust their own people. In a few short days, the corruption of one cop--and the madness of an assasin--could blow the whole city sky high... From the Paperback edition.
📒Cameo The Assassin ✍ Dawn McCullough-White
✏Cameo the Assassin Book Summary : ~Sometimes the anti-hero is the only hero you can find.Scarred and jaded Cameo is one of the most formidable assassins in the employ of the Association. She moves from one mission to the next as long as the alcohol keeps flowing, until the day she meets two dashing highwaymen who unwittingly throw in with the dangerous and otherworldly Cameo. But that's really where the story begins...
📒The Assassin Legends ✍ Farhad Daftary
✏The Assassin Legends Book Summary : Also included as an appendix is the first English translation of the French orientalist Silvestre de Sacy's famous early nineteenth-century Memoir on the Assassins and the etymology of their name.
📒Prayers For The Assassin ✍ Robert Ferrigno
✏Prayers for the Assassin Book Summary : Enormous in scope and vividly imagined, this sensational thriller--set in a futuristic Islamic America--delivers a powerful page-turning read filled with riveting characters, violence, betrayal, and intrigue. Genuinely frightening.--"The New York Times."
📒The Assassin ✍ Peng Hsiao-yen
✏The Assassin Book Summary : The Assassin tells the story of a swordswoman who refrains from killing. Hou Hsiao-hsien astonishes his audience once again by upsetting almost every convention of the wuxia (martial arts) genre in the film. This collection offers eleven readings, each as original and thought-provoking as the film itself, beginning with one given by the director himself. Contributors analyze the elliptical way of storytelling, Hou’s adaptation of the source text (a tale from the Tang dynasty, also included in this volume), the film’s appropriation of traditional Chinese visual aesthetics, as well as the concept of xia (knight-errant) that is embedded in Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist worldviews. There are also discussions of the much-celebrated sonic design of The Assassin: the nearly exclusive use of a diegetic film score is a statement on the director’s belief in cinematic reality. Underlying all the chapters is a focus on how Hou reinvents Tang-dynasty China in contemporary culture. The meticulously recreated everyday reality of the Tang world in the film highlights the ethnic and cultural diversity of the dynasty. It was a time when Sogdian traders acted as important intermediaries between Central Asia and the Tang court, and as a result Sogdian culture permeated the society. Taking note of the vibrant hybridity of Tang culture in the film, this volume shows that the historical openness to non-Chinese elements is in fact an essential part of the Chineseness expressed in Hou’s work. The Assassin is a gateway to the remote Tang-dynasty world, but in Hou’s hands the concerns of that premodern world turn out to be highly relevant to the world of the audience. “This book promises to be a useful companion to the film The Assassin. Contributors to this collection have convincingly and compellingly elucidated some of the film’s most difficult features. The result is a rich and wide-ranging analysis of one of the most beautiful films of our time.” —Sung-Sheng Yvonne Chang, The University of Texas at Austin “This collection of essays unfolds the many layers of The Assassin by speaking to its aesthetic achievements, reinvention of genre conventions, deep historical engagement, and philosophical substance. It exceeds the sum of its individual parts by building a vibrant cross-disciplinary conversation among a diverse group of accomplished scholars, who contribute original and compelling insights on the film.” —Jean Ma, Stanford University
📒Path Of The Assassin ✍ Brad Thor
✏Path of the Assassin Book Summary : After rescuing the president from kidnappers, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath shifts his attention to rooting out, capturing, or killing all those responsible for the plot. As he prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twisted trail of clues points toward one man - the world's most feared, most ruthless terrorist, Hashim Nidal. Only one person can positively identify Harvath's quarry - Meg Cassidy, a beautiful hijacking survivor. Together, Scot and Meg must untangle a maddening web of global intrigue stretching across four continents. Written with an uncanny knowledge of the spy's craft and the world's distant places, PATH OF THE ASSASSIN proves why Brad Thor is the author everyone's talking about. Look out for the adrenaline-fuelled new Brad Thor novel, Code of Conduct, published in July 2015!
📒The Assassin Attack On America ✍ Robert N. Mansfield
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📒The Trial Of The Assassin Guiteau ✍ Charles E. Rosenberg
✏The Trial of the Assassin Guiteau Book Summary : In this brilliant study, Charles Rosenberg uses the celebrated trial of Charles Guiteau, who assassinated President Garfield in 1881, to explore insanity and criminal responsibility in the Gilded Age. Rosenberg masterfully reconstructs the courtroom battle waged by twenty-four expert witnesses who represented the two major schools of psychiatric thought of the generation immediately preceding Freud. Although the role of genetics in behavior was widely accepted, these psychiatrists fiercely debated whether heredity had predisposed Guiteau to assassinate Garfield. Rosenberg's account allows us to consider one of the opening rounds in the controversy over the criminal responsibility of the insane, a debate that still rages today.
📒The Assassin ✍ Clive Cussler
✏The Assassin Book Summary : The latest nerve-shredding adventure thriller in the popular Isaac Bell series from international bestseller Clive Cussler As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin-shooting with extraordinary accuracy at seemingly impossible long range-kills Bell's best witness, a brave and likable man. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim's independent refinery ablaze. Bell summons his best detectives to scour the site of the crime for evidence. Who is the assassin and for whom did he kill? But the murders-shootings, poisonings, staged accidents-have just begun as Bell tracks his phantom-like criminal adversary from the "oil fever" regions of Kansas and Texas to Washington, D.C., to the tycoons' enclave of New York, to Russia's war-torn Baku oil fields on the Caspian Sea, and back to America for a final, desperate confrontation. And this one will be the most explosive of all. Praise for Clive Cussler: Cussler is hard to beat - Daily Mail The guy I read - Tom Clancy The Adventure King - Sunday Express
📒The Assassin ✍ Pamela DuMond
✏The Assassin Book Summary : Time Traveler. Messenger. Beloved. Spy. Madeline’s a Messenger: time traveling across lifetimes, delivering messages that could change one life or many. When she discovers that her true love, Samuel, is alive in present day but doesn’t remember her from their past, she journeys to a deadly royal conflict in medieval Portugal hoping to rekindle his memory. A mad king turns her into his spy. Mortal assassins, and dark-souled time travelers seek to kill her. What more could go wrong? PRAISE “… I felt I was in the hands of a consummate storyteller and she would take me on a trip filled with adventure, heartbreak and most of all love.” A. Reviewer “Fans of time travel, romance, court intrigue, and history will enjoy this series. Pick it up now…” Angreadsblogspot.com “The story is amazing and I cannot wait for the third. Time travel romance at its best.” Free Bird Reviews “...Mortal Beloved series is ripe for greatness." Shelly Glowdowski @ The Midwest Book Review THE ASSASSIN was featured in Glamour UK September, 2015. THE SEEKER #3 and THE BELIEVER: Jack & Clara are on shelves now. GRAB. THIS. BOOK!