My rating for The Mark of the Assassin - 4
"The Mark of the Assassin" by Daniel Sivla is fast paced fictional mystery about CIA agent Michael Osbourne. The story takes place mainly in the United States & England and involves several contemporary themes.
"The Mark of the Assassin" was a good, quick read with several references to Silva's first novel "The Unlikely Spy" (book review) which I found entertaining — even though this is a separate story. The book starts out a bit slow (but well paced) and keeps you reading with twists and a surprise I didn't see midway through.
To be fair though, the setup alone is half the book.
The story starts with an act of terrorism. A jet liner is shot out of the sky using an land-to-air shoulder missile, the shooter is a terrorist known to the authorities who is found dead next to the empty missile tube shot in the face three times.
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- Levin Enters The Assassination Debate (riehlworldview.com)
- Commemorations to mark Kahane assassination (jta.org)
- 8 reviews of Assassination theories (Oswald; David Chapman; etc.) (rateitall.com)
- 3,000-Strong and Growing:; The CIA's Army of Assassins in Afghanistan [Zahir shamsery] (ecademy.com)