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The Mark of the Assassin | [Daniel Silva]

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
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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.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    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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    axsym911 08-17-15
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    "Left wing political pandering"

    Totally unlisted able. The political pandering made a year plot a total mess. A junk book of the worst order. A waste of time.

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    A. Blau NJ 08-16-15
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    "Exciting as expected"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A good book you don't want to put down and you care about the characters


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    another know it all North Carolina 08-08-15
    another know it all North Carolina 08-08-15 Member Since 2010

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    "great spy novel"

    well written spy novel. a joy to listen to. the narrator was excellent. certainly left enough questions unanswered and key characters alive for a sequel.

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    "Good guy wins AGAIN"

    it was great story. but same ending. good guy wins! bad guy dies! what a surprise.

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    "Very disappointing"

    This was my first, and last, Daniel Silva book. I almost stopped listening several times as I just got bored. I enjoy Tom Wood, Brad Taylor, Brad Thor, Ludlum, David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney, Alex Berenson, CJ Box, and on... Daniel Silva fell far short of any of these in story development or telling.

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    Kindle Customer United States 02-27-15
    Kindle Customer United States 02-27-15 Member Since 2011
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    "GREAT book - HORRENDOUS narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Mark of the Assassin to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely not.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot - the characters


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His character voices were so bad that I seriously considered just giving up on it. Especially the female characters.


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    Nancy Rudik-libus NJ 02-12-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Excellent listen"

    One of the first books from Daniel Silva is still one of the best works of his. A pleasure of the read

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    "Gets Great Marks for Characters and Suspense"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this spy thriller. Characters and back stories were well developed. Being a liberal Democrat myself, I had no trouble in believing the evil of the villains.

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