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The Mark of the Assassin Audiobook

The Mark of the Assassin

When a commercial airliner is blown out of the sky off the East Coast, the CIA scrambles to find the perpetrators. A body is discovered near the crash site with three bullets to the face: the calling card of a shadowy international assassin.
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Publisher's Summary

When a commercial airliner is blown out of the sky off the East Coast, the CIA scrambles to find the perpetrators. A body is discovered near the crash site with three bullets to the face: the calling card of a shadowy international assassin. Only agent Michael Osbourne has seen the markings before - on a woman he once loved.

Now, it's personal for Osbourne. Consumed by his dark obsession with the assassin, he's willing to risk his family, his career, and his life - to settle a score...

©2003 Daniel Silva; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The prose is slick, and readers will find themselves racing through these pages as the body count grows and the conclusion nears. The Mark of the Assassin is a worthy effort from a rising star." (Amazon.com review)

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    Dash New Jersey 10-18-10
    Dash New Jersey 10-18-10 Listener Since 2007
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    "My first read of Silva"

    It was an okay book. Not great but not bad. Slow as hell in the beginning but overall pretty good. I'm going to try another one of his titles and see if it's any better. One thing is for sure, Michael's wife Elizabeth... biggest pain in the ass I've ever heard. Someone should have shot her in the book.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ramsy Irvine, CA, USA 03-25-10
    Ramsy Irvine, CA, USA 03-25-10
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    "Same as other books"

    I liked Moscow Rules and the Defector better by Dan Silva. This is very similar. In Moscow Rules and Defector the main character is a painter and carrys a 9mm Berreta. In Mark of the Assassin the Bad guy is the painter who carrys the Berreta.

    Come on, mix it up a little. Its not bad though

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Sydney, Australia 09-20-14
    Mark Sydney, Australia 09-20-14 Member Since 2015

    Musician, composer, entertainer. I travel around Australia presenting clinics on drums and percussion. I write music from my home studio. I love film music and salsa music. Love being with Audible and listen constantly to comedy, thrillers etc on my iPhone when I'm setting up my show, packing the van or driving to and from the gigs. It's my friend in my ear!

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    "Drivel"

    Awful narration. Gave up on this one when the fourth rate James Stewart impersonation began. What do these guys think a listener will do when they hear that? Wait for the John Wayne character to come along? Not me, I'm off. This narrator joins a growing black list of story tellers to avoid. Rubbish.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    readygonow 02-27-10
    readygonow 02-27-10
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    "Shallow & Cliche'"

    A shallow, unimaginative novel. The plot is soooo cliche'; the protagonists are almost as unlikeable as the villains; and, the ending is weak. The only reason I gave it two stars is because the narrator does a fine job. However, good narration cannot save a poor novel.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 04-20-16
    Chris 04-20-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Uneven"

    Obviously a first novel being a little uneven but showing great promise, however still a good read.

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    R.W. 04-15-16
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    "Boring. Flat."

    Kept waiting for the story to begin. Then, in chapter 11 or 12, the author reveals the bad guy and his (their) plan is unveiled in ...like...comic book style, with the head bad guy telling us his full plan. All that was missing was an evil laugh and a vow to his minions that "They'll never stop us!" Yeah...I couldn't continue after that. It just wasn't well written. It was like something you'd find in a grade school library (minus the swear words, of course). Christopher Lane is wonderful, though. Gonna try to get my money back.

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    Gail 03-14-16
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    "Silvia's usual mastery."

    Transitioning from his Israel centered series he builds up gradually to a tense climax. All's well that ends well yet he leaves a tag for possible sequels. Held attention to the very end.

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    Amazon Customer 03-07-16
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    "Not my favorite Silva novel"

    I am very much a fan of most of Daniel Silva's novels, but not this one. I'm glad this wasn't the first of his that I read/listened to, or it might have been my last.

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    The narrator is terrible!! The story is soso and way to detailed and drawn out.

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    Amanda 02-16-16
    Amanda 02-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Best of the series so far"

    The earlier books were definitely good, but this one stands out significantly. It was great!

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