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Night of the Assassin is the prequel to King of Swords, and charts the early days of "El Rey," the super-assassin whose specialty is impossible to execute contract killings on behalf of his savage narco-trafficking cartel clients. Night of the Assassin is an intense, no-flinching, gritty epic that will jar, disturb and thrill even the most jaded suspense/thriller readers. It's a shocking journey into the making of a monster that uses the ongoing drug cartel violence in Mexico as its backdrop.

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Night of the Assassin
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3.8 / 5
So-so thriller
March 22nd, 2015
It was a mediocre thriller that was very generic in nature. It was ok for mindless entertainment. Involves Mexican drug cartels, assassins, etc
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Night of the assassin
March 13th, 2015
Entertaining and a good story. Needs vivid imagination to enjoy all of the story but fantastic detail of second world war preparations for D day. I lived through those days and have visited France many times to see the Normandy coast and hinterland
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Intense! Great read!
January 7th, 2015
This is a great pre-story to the King of Swords, which is just as addicting. Russell Blake writes as if he's lived the life of the Mexican drug cartel himself. The early life of the young El Rey is shaped by life events, and his "training" into manhood. His heart is hardened, propelling him into the life of a very calculated assassin. The story is fast-paced and visual. I plan to fly through the rest of the series rather quickly.
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Rating a book you can not finish
July 29th, 2014
It would be nice actually finish a book in full so as you can rate it
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Night of the Assassin
September 15th, 2013
This is a gripping thriller. Russell is a master storyteller. El Rey is simply awesome. I love it.
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