The Distinguished Assassin

➿ The Distinguished Assassin  Free ➶ Author Nick Taussig –
  • Hardcover
  • 317 pages
  • The Distinguished Assassin
  • Nick Taussig
  • English
  • 06 November 2018
  • 9781905978182

About the Author: Nick Taussig

Nick Taussig is the author of three critically acclaimed novels Love and Mayhem, Don Don, and Gorilla Guerrilla He has just completed his fourth, The Distinguished Assassin.Love and Mayhem was described by Alain de Botton as full of insight and genuine innovation in form and contentcapturing brilliantly all the nuances of passion Matt Munday of The Sunday Times referred to Don Don as a gr

The Distinguished Assassin Free At Last From A Labour Camp In Kolyma, The Heart Of Gulag Hell, War Hero And Former Professor Aleksei Klebnikov Hopes To Rejoin His Family And Recover Some Semblance Of The Life He Once Had However He Is Crushed To Discover That His Beautiful Wife Natasha Has Betrayed Him With His Old Enemy Vladimir Primakov, The MVD Agent Who Imprisoned Him Embittered By The System That Has Destroyed His Life, Aleksei Accepts A Mission From The Notorious Thief In Law Ivan Ivanovich To Assassinate Six Leading Communists All Of Them Are Evil Men, Responsible For Untold Misery, And Aleksei Sees This As His Opportunity To Take Revenge Upon The Communist StateBut With Just One Man Left To Kill, Aleksei Is Unexpectedly Reunited With His Wife And Daughter And Hopes To Put His Demons To Rest, Repent For The Past And Return To Family Life But The Life Of An Assassin Is Not One That Can Be Easily Cast Aside All Is Not Quite What It Seems, And As Aleksei Battles His Conscience And The Dark Memories Of His Crimes, He Realises That His Greatest Enemy Has Yet To Be Unveiled The Distinguished Assassin Is A Compelling Novel That, In Its Raw, Stripped Back Prose, Explores The Issues Of Freedom And Conscience Humanity And Redemption Dark And Light Fidelity And Revenge In Stalin S USSR

6 thoughts on “The Distinguished Assassin

  1. says:

    Reveals a lot of detail about a murky period in Soviet history just before and after the death of Stalin The details were spot on from what I could tell , but the main character was implausibly naive, given the circumstances he was in and what he had experienced previously.

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