Title: The Mark of the Assassin ***SIGNED***
Publisher: Villard Books, NY
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page
Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.
First Edition, First Printing with full number line ("Frist Edition" stated with a 2 at the beginning of the number line as was the practice of Villard). Signed, without inscription, by author on the FULL title page. Unread Fine book with lightly bruised spine ends in Fine dust jacket. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in protective clear wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 006975
Synopsis: Daniel Silva's first novel, The Unlikely Spy, which Richard Bernstein of The New York Times called "briskly suspenseful, tightly constructed . . . reminiscent of John le Carré's classic The Spy Who Came In from the Cold," proved itself to be one of the most auspicious thriller debuts in years. It was translated into over a dozen languages and went on to become a major international bestseller. Now, with The Mark of the Assassin, Silva firmly takes his place among the most compelling writers of his generation; it is an unputdownable tale of power, politics, and intrigue.
When Michael Osbourne of the CIA is called in to investigate the terrorist bombing of an airliner off the coast of Long Island, there is one relevant clue that drives him: a body found in the water near the crash site with three bullet holes in its face. Osbourne recognizes the deadly markings as the work of a world-class assassin, a man whose very existence has never been proven because the only people ever to have seen him became his victims. And among those victims was a young woman Osbourne loved years before.
As Osbourne gets closer and closer to the assas-sin's trail, his personal obsessions threaten to consume not only the investigation, but his marriage and family life as well. When the frightening identity of the assassin's employers becomes clear, Osbourne puts himself and his loved ones in the sights of the most fearsome man on earth.
With breathtaking plot twists, complex characters, and a villain who is among the most ruthless, diabolical creations in modern thriller fiction, The Mark of the Assassin is a razor-sharp suspense masterpiece from one of the most exciting new authors at work today.
Split-second suspence by an inventive ace of the genre. ("Newsday")
A terrific thriller one of the best-drawn fictional assassins since The Day of the Jackal. The San Francisco Examiner
A must-read. Entertainment Weekly
Split-second suspense by an inventive ace of the genre. Newsday
[A] fast-moving, bang-bang thriller. Los Angeles Daily News
Compulsively enjoyable Silva keeps the double-crosses moving at [a] frenzied clip. San Francisco Chronicle
A taut spy thriller Silva s writing is clean, his characterizations pithy. And he keeps readers guessing. New York Post
A strong, driving pace...Its two main characters cannot be denied. Chicago Tribune"
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