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A Game for Assassins (The Redaction Chronicles Book 1) by [Quinn, James]
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In the dark underbelly of covert operations, a group of mysterious killers is wreaking havoc in the ranks of MI-6.

It's the height of the Cold War, and agents of the British Intelligence are being targeted by an unknown team of assassins. In desperation, the agency sends in their best agent to hunt down the killers.

Jack "Gorilla" Grant isn't one of your typical secret agents. Uncompromising and rough-edged, he doesn't fit in with the elitist and debonair intelligence operatives. Jack is drawn into a game where nothing is as it seems, and even the perfect spy can die in a wilderness of mirrors. Can he find the elusive killers before it's too late?

A spy story you have to read, A Game for Assassins is an action-packed thriller played out across the global stage of the Cold War.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1465 KB
  • Print Length: 441 pages
  • Publisher: Creativia; 3 edition (4 April 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,193 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have to admit that spy thrillers aren't one of my preferred genres I find all the twists and turns of books like the Bourne Identity too confusing but this book by James Quinn has been an enjoyable thrill ride. James takes us on a journey as we follow two assassins as they complete their hits and the intelligence officers sent to stop them. The action is fast paced and nail biting and the twists well written and not too contrived. I'd recommend this if you'd like a gentle but powerful introduction to the genre. You won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting adventure 4 May 2015
By mc2015 - Published on
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While I am usually a fantasy/young adult driven reader, this book sucked me in immediately. The author painted a detailed description of the players, the action and the setting of this Cold War novel. James Quinn's world of espionage kept me guessing until the last moment. The spy world has never seen anyone like Jack "Gorilla" Grant ---Tough, driven killing machine with a big heart underneath.

With all of this knowledge of the spy word, I left feeling that I might be able to join the spy world with the information that I now have in hand.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One hell of a good read! 28 April 2015
By SteveW - Published on
Nail biting suspense, enough action to keep even the most jaded adrenaline junky engrossed. A Game For Assassins delves into the dark underbelly of spies during The Cold War in wonderfully dark and gritty detail. Lots of action, detailed descriptions of exotic weapons and how they were used. A must read for anyone that has an interest in spies, The Cold War, guns, spies, and spying. :)
After reading this book I'm pondering getting myself a S&W Model 39.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A spy story you have to read 3 September 2015
By Alina Popescu - Published on
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My first encounter with SIS was through books. I was in secondary school and a class mate who was devouring a spy series gave me two of the books in the series. They were both fun, with tons of James Bond-like action and way more raunchy sex. Entertaining, but not mind gamey enough for me. Of course, more movies and spy stories followed, and you might not know this, but I even considered attending the Romanian Secret Service uni. Yes, they have one, and they had a communications department that wasn’t a far stretch from Journalism. Sorry for the background details, but I wanted you to know what expectations and thrill I was experiencing when starting A Game for Assassins.
To say I was sucked in from the start is an understatement. The Cold War feel, the action scenes spread across the world, the agents and double agents, the planning and the counter measures, they were all a whirlwind. When you finally start to piece some stuff together and grasp who’s fighting who, you’re in for another surprise and are left biting your nails, waiting to see what happens next.
Low tech, high on skills that go far beyond assassinations, this is one gripping old school spy story! There is not clear cut good guy, because we are talking assassins who would terminate you without blinking if you were in their way. Yet Gorilla is a force to be reckoned with. And to be in awe of. The action and story line span across continents, several years, and keep you moving from one place to another in a heart stopping race to save lives and keep secrets as they should be: buried.
Unfortunately, this is an action story with a lot of puzzle pieces you’ll have to figure out on your own, so I can’t go into a lot of detail without spoiling your fun. What I can say is… you’ll love it if this is your kind of read. And if it’s not, it might just turn you into a new fan of the genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Old Fashioned Cold War Spy Story. 15 July 2015
By Michael R. Stern - Published on
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A Game For Assassins, by James Quinn, is quintessential Ludlum or Le Carre. If you're not old enough to have experienced the stories of the Cold War espionage and double dealing, you missed the real history. Post-war Europe and America, the battle for equilibrium with the Soviets and the KGB was daily nail biting, for real. Through his protagonist, Gorilla Grant, a hard bitten undercover agent, the reader is treated to the workings of the intelligence community worldwide, with double agents, and the internecine warfare among friends. Based on true stories of the early 1960s, you're in for a scamper across Europe and more than one surprise. For those of you tired of dragons or vampires, and not yet ready to hit your Xbox for the evening, A Game For Assassins will stir your juices. And believe it or not, your kids can read it. It's bloody, it's not James Bond, but it's a fun read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A High Velocity Thriller 17 March 2016
By Lynne Murray - Published on
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Reading A Game For Assassins reminded me most strongly of Frederick Forsyth’s The Day of the Jackal. James Quinn's hero, Jack "Gorilla" Grant, has depth, ruthless resourcefulness and his own code of honor. When he takes action it is brutal and believable. The precision of the hero’s planning and executions conducted in the shadows is riveting. The nitty gritty details bring the reader into the story. The book’s atmosphere of almost palpable paranoia evokes John Le Carre’s Cold War spy world of twisted plans and hidden agendas—only with way more violence—rather than the high-rolling Cold War fantasies of Fleming’s James Bond. Here’s a thriller that can stand with the best.