The Assassin

The Assassin

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From Stephen Coonts comes a novel of high octane excitement, featuring Tommy Carmellini in his most dangerous mission yet: The Assassin. In the finale of Coonts's last novel The Traitor, the ruthless and brilliant Al Qaeda leader who nearly succeeded in blowing up a meeting of the Group of 7 in Paris slipped the noose and escaped. But Abu Qasim has another trick up his sleeve: he has offered to pay a the Mafia a fortune to help him bring New York to its knees. The CIA learns that something is up and a worried president sends his best--Jake Grafton and his secret weapon, Tommy Carmellini. Tommy is soon in grave danger as he tries to piece the deadly puzzle together. Set amidst ticking bombs and flying bullets, the stakes have never been higher. Will Tommy put it all together in time t stop the disaster? Or will the terrorists set events in motion that will leave America reeling?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 495 pages
  • 104 x 188 x 30mm | 299.37g
  • St. Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 031299446X
  • 9780312994464
  • 301,268

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"Exciting.... The action moves swiftly to its Hollywood ending." --"Publishers Weekly""Tommy has been the star of the last two Grafton books, and in "The Assassin" he matures and develops into a complex and compelling character that should provide Coonts with many new and refreshing plot opportunities...An abundance of intrigue and betrayals...This is the best thriller that Coonts has written in some time. However, all recent books featuring Carmellini are superb." --"The Roanoke Times" (Virginia)"This book has more twists and turns than an old staircase...Coonts remains the master of the great techno-thriller."--James Myers, " The Entertainment Critic Book Review"show more

Back cover copy

A BLOODTHIRSTY TERRORIST Ruthless al Qaeda leader Abu Qasim has escaped from the grasp of the Americans and is plotting his next move. International commanders aim to destroy Qasim and his inner circle before he can strike again. But after the mysterious death of a high-ranking official, it soon becomes clear that there's a leak within the ranks of the Westerners...and that Qasim has turned the tables on his rivals. Now he's the one targeting them--and his aim is to kill. AN INTERNATIONAL UPRISING Admiral Jake Grafton dispatches special agent Tommy Carmellini to infiltrate the terrorist plot. He tracks the gorgeous and seductive Marisa Petrou, a Frenchwoman who may be Qasim's daughter and who may or may not wish him dead. A DEADLY RACE AGAINST TIME... Who is behind the assassinations of the wealthy and powerful Western vigilante team? Will Qasim slip the noose once again? As the stakes grow higher, and top brass face greater risk than ever before, it's up to Carmellini to put a stop to a master of terror--before he unleashes even more death across the globe. "Exciting.... The action moves swiftly to its Hollywood ending." --Publishers Weeklyshow more

About Stephen Coonts

STEPHEN COONTS is the author of many New York Times bestselling books, which have been translated and republished around the world. His novels include Flight of the Intruder, The Disciple, The Assassin, and the Deep Black and Saucers series. A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, he is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law. He and his wife live in Nevada. Dennis Boutsikaris, winner of AudioFile magazine's 2008 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture, has recorded more than 80 audiobooks for publishers in the United States and Great Britain. His critically-acclaimed work has garnered four Golden Earphone awards from AudioFile magazine and four Audies from the Audio Publishers of America. His performances include reading novels by Richard North Patterson, Tom Clancy, John Grisham, and Joseph more

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1,839 ratings
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3 23% (420)
2 3% (64)
1 2% (32)
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