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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (752 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Liss Narrator: William Dufri Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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No one is more surprised than Lem Altick when it turns out he's actually good at peddling encyclopedias door to door. He hates the predatory world of sales, but he needs the money to pay for college. Then things go horribly wrong. In a sweltering trailer in rural Florida, a couple Lem has spent hours pitching to is shot dead before his eyes, and the unassuming young man is suddenly pulled into the dark world of conspiracy and murder. Not just murder: assassination - or so claims the killer, the mysterious and strangely charismatic Melford Kean, who has struck without remorse and with remarkable good cheer. But the self-styled ethical assassin hadn't planned on a witness, and so he makes Lem a deal: Stay quiet and there will be no problems. Go to the police and take the fall.

Before Lem can decide, he is drawn against his will into the realm of the assassin, a post-Marxist intellectual with whom he forms an unlikely (and perhaps unwise) friendship. The ethical assassin could be a charming sociopath, eco-activist, or vigilante for social justice. Lem isn't sure what is motivating Melford, but Lem realizes that to save himself, he must unravel the mystery of why the assassinations have occurred. To do so, he descends deeper into a bizarre world he never knew existed, where a group of desperate schemers are involved in a plot that could keep Lem from leaving town alive. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Karl | 1/29/2014

    " Good story but there was too much incorrect PETA information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Will | 1/23/2014

    " A fast, fun read - perfect poolside reading. Also, it has a plethora of parallels with my personal history that make it compelling and wryly comical. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Eric Pollard | 1/20/2014

    " Not a historical mystery... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mad_Maudie | 1/20/2014

    " As much as I have loved everything else I've read by David Liss, and as much as I wanted to love this book, I have to be honest and I really didn't like it at all. Maybe it was the unnecessary profanity that kept throwing me off, but I just couldn't get into it. After I read it, I knew I wouldn't pass it on to anyone else although I highly respect and enjoy Liss's historical fiction. I will read more of his historical fiction, but I'll probably stay away from anything with a modern flair from David Liss. I wanted to love this one, but I couldn't even like it, which is really sad because David Liss is one of my favorite writers. "

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