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The assassination of a Caribbean dictator...The "hit" on a traitor in Beirut...The brutal murder of a young CIA officer behind the Iron Curtain...So begins the game.... It is 1964, the height of the Cold War, and British Intelligence is riding high with its top double agent network: Constellation. But in the secret war fought across Europe the enemy is never far away and soon the agents of Constellation are targeted by an unknown team of assassins. In desperation British Intelligence sends in their best agent to protect the network and hunt down the killers. Jack "Gorilla" Grant isn't your typical Cold War secret agent. Short, tough, uncompromising, rough edged. He doesn't fit in with the elitist spies and debonair intelligence agents. He prefers working at the rough end of British covert operations. But "Gorilla" is one of the best "Redactors" in the business. He's an expert at close quarter shooting: quick to the draw and deadly accurate when it comes to the elimination of traitors and extremists on behalf of the British Secret Service (SIS). He is soon drawn into a game of cross and double cross where nothing is as it seems and even the most perfect spy can die in a wilderness of mirrors. A Game for Assassins is an action packed edge of your seat thrill ride played out across the global stage of the Cold War.

©2015 James Quinn (P)2016 James Quinn

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The story structure and the craft manship of writer are very good but spoiled by the terrible British accents from the Dick Van Dyke school of acting.

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A good story but...

The story itself was great. 2 problems I had with this book.

1. The pauses between chapters were way to long and I thought the book had stopped playing.

2. And this was the worst part. The narrators attempt at accents. It was just awful and very cringeworthy and I almost stopped listening. But I powered on and the story was good.

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Great Story

When a story contains predominantly characters who are english, it would be better if the narration didn't include some really bad attempts at english accents.

Apart from that I really enjoyed it.

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  • Toni Young
  • 09-04-16

Not your average spy novel...

What did you love best about A Game for Assassins?

The narration - the narrator definitely captures all of the various accents, and has just the right sinister tone to carry the reader along with the storyline. I felt like I was part of the story, watching from the sidelines, and was completely immersed throughout the whole book.

What other book might you compare A Game for Assassins to and why?

Anything by John Le Carre, Tom Clancy et al

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  • Andrew Hemus
  • 28-10-18

Pronunciation problems

Oh dear a good story interrupted by poor pronunciation. Why don’t you check your pronunciation before sending the garbled English language out to the world.

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  • Allen Anthony
  • 28-03-16

I enjoy long books that move right on along

But this book could have been a little shorter if the reader had read in slow motion.this is historical fiction in and around JFK, Castro, and Central America in the 60's. CIA
And KGB, and who is real and who isn't.
If you like cold blooded killers. And deception delux I know you will enjoy the story, I just wanted to use a cattle prod on the reader just to speed him up a little

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  • MsWill
  • 01-06-16

Characters fell short

forced myself to finish it. Potential for a good story but hard to follow at times. most of the characters were lost on me.