Hour of the Assassin

Hour of the Assassin

A Novel

Paperback - 2020 | First edition.
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"Framed and on the run for his life, a former Secret Service agent discovers how far some men will go to grasp the highest office in the land in this electrifying tale from the author of The Night Agent-a propulsive political thriller reminiscent of the best early Baldacci and Grisham novels"-- Provided by publisher.
"As a Secret Service agent, Nick Averose spent a decade protecting the most powerful men and women in America and developed a unique gift: the ability to think like an assassin. Now, he uses that skill in a little-known but crucial job. As a "red teamer," he poses as a threat, testing the security around our highest officials to find vulnerabilities--before our enemies can. He is a mock killer, capable of slipping past even the best defenses. His latest assignment is to assess the security surrounding the former CIA director at his DC area home. But soon after he breaches the man's study, the home's inner sanctum, Nick finds himself entangled in a vicious crime that will shake Washington to its foundations--as all the evidence points to Nick. Nick knows he's the perfect scapegoat. But who is framing him, and why? To clear his name, he must find the truth--a search that leads to a dark conspiracy whose roots stretch back decades. The prize is the most powerful position in the world: the Oval Office. To save himself and the people he loves, Nick must stop the men who rule Washington before they bury him along with their secrets."--Jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: �2020
ISBN: 9780062875495
9780062991614
Characteristics: 336 pages ; 24 cm

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retiredtoread
Jun 08, 2021

Not a favorite. I have already borrowed it, read it. Can't find a way to delete it from this list.

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gloryb
Jun 09, 2020

Another of Quirk's books set in Washington, DC. This time the plot involves security agents and a politician wanting a run at the presidency, but has a secret that can't be discovered. The short chapters, snappy dialogue, simple sentences, good plotting, and lots of physical action seem to be Quirks's trademark in keeping the suspense tense in his thrillers. I enjoyed his book, "Night Agent" more, but the "Hour of the Assassin" is also a good summer read.

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