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Publisher's Summary

 The first four novels in the Assassin series in a specially priced bundle.... 

A ruthless cartel hit man.

A daring assassination plot. 

Only a lone Mexican cop stands between the world's most notorious assassin and the American and Mexican presidents. 

King of Swords is an epic assassination thriller framed against a gritty backdrop of drug cartel violence in Mexico. 

Captain Romero Cruz of the Mexican Federal Police must track and stop El Rey, the "King of Swords" - a faceless super-assassin responsible for a string of the world's most spectacular killings - before he turns the G20 financial summit into a slaughterhouse. 

If you enjoyed The Day of the Jackal, Bourne, and Baldacci, you'll love the Assassin series - an intelligent, richly-drawn adventure that's sure to shock and delight even the most jaded thriller fans. 

Get it now! 

©2014 Russell Blake (P)2018 Russell Blake

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A Little Too Violent

Although Mexico’s drug-based economy certainly was depicted with authenticity, some of the violence was hard to get through. Some of the violence did not really advance the story. Dick Hill’s performance, however, never disappoints.

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Clever and entertaining.

A gruesome tale that provides a glimpse into cartel life. It was well written with clever plots and phenomenal narration.

Felt left hanging though!

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Starts out good

The first story is the best IMHO. After that it drifts away from the Assassin and focuses on the police inspector and his life.
I’ll get the 5th book in hopes that it returns to the original story line

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Dick Hill can't do Mexican accents

This set of books is a good deal, many hours of mindless adventure for not much money. And Dick Hill is a great narrator . . . except when he is tasked with doing Latino accents. Of course the conceit of a novel set in Mexico where people speak English with Mexican accents is silly to begin with . . . so in keeping with that siliness, Dick uses an accent that is right out of central casting of every bad movie Mexican bandito. I work with Latinos daily, and have for many years . . . and I have yet to hear a single one speak the way Dick Hill does. He can pronounce simple Spanish words, which is good . . . but that accent. Oh, God, 40 hours of horrible Spanglish, I want my ears back . . .

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a great series : excitement and intrigue

a story about drug lords, assasins who work for them, and how an assassin of that culture is made.
a good read at any time

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What a big waste of time

The narrator did a splendid job with a sub standard work. Russell Blake is now a resident of my “never read” so called authors.

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Good story bad accents

Narrator needs work on mexican accent, they were not even close, otherwise good listen

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Action personified

I have listened to all four books one after another. How is it that one would wish for the best for a cold blooded killer? Well done Mr Blake! On to the next one.

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Lack of character development

All the characters are flat cardboard cutouts with no growth or change. Really disappointing. Go with his black series.

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  • 08-30-21

I’m reconciling myself to write a review

This author loves to use that phrase as well as “resolved to” and “resigned to”.

Gets annoying.

Just saying.

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  • 06-07-18

Prime story telling.

I read book 1 ages ago but going through these 4 does give a deeper feel for the person begging the title.
loved all of them!

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  • 06-27-22

Long but worth it

A good listen. The story teller tells the tale with the right amount of pace. The tale is believable and credible. I really enjoyed the detail and interwoven facts with possible events of the recent path. Go on. Have a listen. You won’t regret it.

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  • Tracy Stephen
  • 06-12-20

Good fast pace crap ending.

the Assassin series was much better paced than previous books Black. however the ending was pretty poor and left me wondg if the 5th book would be worth it or not ..

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  • Neil M.
  • 05-19-20

Very good book full on action from the start

Very enjoyable and exciting with the action non stop and great descriptions of the characters and locations

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  • 01-07-22

Bad Mexicans

loved the story and loved his Black series but had to cut this half way through because every 2nd paragraph was a reminder on how evil the drug cartels are. I get it...move on.