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The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller | [Shane Kuhn]

The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller

John Lago is a very bad guy. But he’s the very best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level companies and assassinate crooked executives while disguised as an intern. Interns are invisible. That’s the secret behind HR, Inc., the elite “placement agency” that doubles as a network of assassins for hire who take down high-profile targets that wouldn’t be able to remember an intern’s name if their lives depended on it.
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Publisher's Summary

John Lago is a hitman. He has some rules for you. And he’s about to break every single one.

John Lago is a very bad guy. But he’s the very best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level companies and assassinate crooked executives while disguised as an intern.

Interns are invisible. That’s the secret behind HR, Inc., the elite “placement agency” that doubles as a network of assassins for hire who take down high-profile targets that wouldn’t be able to remember an intern’s name if their lives depended on it.

At the ripe old age of almost 25, John Lago is already New York City’s most successful hit man. He’s also an intern at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, clocking 80 hours a week getting coffee, answering phones, and doing all the grunt work actual employees are too lazy to do. He was hired to assassinate one of the firm’s heavily guarded partners. His internship provides the perfect cover, enabling him to gather intel and gain access to pull off a clean, untraceable hit.

Part confessional, part DIY manual, The Intern’s Handbook chronicles John’s final assignment, a twisted thrill ride in which he is pitted against the toughest - and sexiest - adversary he’s ever faced: Alice, an FBI agent assigned to take down the same law partner he’s been assigned to kill.

©2014 Shane Kuhn (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

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    Douglas 04-21-14
    Douglas 04-21-14 Member Since 2003
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    "started with great expectations, but a huge bust"
    What would have made The Intern's Handbook better?

    to outrageous to even be a decent and amusing story,


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    the Bible.....it would be more fun and interesting


    What three words best describe Pete Simonelli’s voice?

    the reader was good, just the material bad news


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Sandi ashland, OR, United States 04-14-14
    Sandi ashland, OR, United States 04-14-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Reads like a movie script"

    After reading The Intern's Handbook, I realized that I've read many books told from the assassin's point of view: the Dexter series, Tim Dorsey's Serge series, the Butcher Boy series by Thomas Perry. I was hoping to add this to that list of favorites, but it falls short. The book is more action scenes than story. How many times can someone be hit, kicked, shot and stabbed and then return to the office the next morning? As a movie, it will probably be a box office hit, as a book it doesn't quite make it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Montgomery Village, MD, United States 04-13-14
    Laura Montgomery Village, MD, United States 04-13-14 Member Since 2013

    Why ever would I do that?

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    If you could sum up The Intern's Handbook in three words, what would they be?

    Unique, disturbing, exciting


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John, the emotionally robbed child turned killer.


    Which character – as performed by Pete Simonelli – was your favorite?

    I think Alice b/c Simonelli actually managed to make a female's voice feminine as opposed to a shrill or deep voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Towards the end of the book and the conclusion as well.


    Any additional comments?

    The Intern's Handbook is unlike any of the other 1,000 books I have read and listened to over the year. Just the conclusion alone is well worth one's investment in time and credit. The bumpy ride one takes towards the end of the book is fasten-your-seat belt exciting. Highly recommended.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    colleen ANCHORAGE, AK, United States 05-31-14
    colleen ANCHORAGE, AK, United States 05-31-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Not bad"

    I liked it. Kept me listening. First person narrative from an elite hit man. The author stretches believability in more than a few places and probably could have wrapped it up sooner, but all and all I think it’s worth a listen.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Lucy St. Petersburg, Russia 04-09-14
    Lucy St. Petersburg, Russia 04-09-14 Member Since 2015

    I love to read. On average I read and/or listen to more than 100 books a year. Audible has been a fantastic addition to my life. Love it!

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    "If you saw 'Wanted' (2008) don't bother"

    I expected this to be very funny based on an article I read which recommended it. While somewhat dry it was ultimately underwhelming. 1/2 bland intern, 1/2 super-assassin, and more than a little bit whiney John fails to inspire a genuine connection with the reader. This reads like an action movie script. If you're looking to kill a few hours, and can't get to the nearest cinema, go for it. If you're looking for any real depth skip it.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    C. Cook 05-11-14
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    "Clever premise -- a little grisly at times"

    I picked this up for the premise -- love the concept. The execution (pun intended) was a little intense for this reader. Nonetheless, I recommend this book -- good narration and story moves along quickly. Good ending -- didn't see it coming.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen 08-19-14
    Colleen 08-19-14 Member Since 2001

    Nurse, mother, wife, Catholic and avid reader!

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    "Very interesting concept, almost perfect execution"

    Great concept for a novel. Killer Interns! Anyone who has been an intern knows you are routinely exploited, overworked and everywhere- yet also completely invisible! It is this dichotomy that forms the premise of Interns Handbook. From the long lesson on perfect coffee to turning in the work of 12 to get noticed, this book hits on so many levels. Great story with lots of twists, but some were a bit predictable. Would have liked a simpler ending for five stars, but some really wild resolution! Wow,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Off key and edgy - I liked it!"

    This is an interesting story, told from an interesting perspective, a narrative of the main character.

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    kurt 05-31-14
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    From the first minute to the eighth hour I was totally engrossed in this book. The book's format was original and refreshing. Pete is in the top five best narrator category. I pretty much laughed throughout the entire book. Excellent twists and turns. I'm glad I took a chance on this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zonly1 Austell, GA USA 05-22-15
    Zonly1 Austell, GA USA 05-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Conceivable plot"

    Entertaining. Kuhn draws readers in to share John Lagos suspicions of every character. The Handbook trains us to trust no one and that love is often fatal.

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