Acts of the Assassins

by Richard Beard

eBooks of the Month Science Fiction Thriller and Suspense

Acts of the Assassins Synopsis

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE. A charismatic cult leader is dead. One by one his followers are being assassinated. Enter Gallio. Gallio does counter-insurgency. But the theft of a body he's supposed to be guarding ruins his career. Years later, the file is reopened when a second body appears. Gallio is called back by headquarters and ordered to track down everyone involved the first time round. The only problem is they keep dying, in ever more grotesque and violent ways. How can Gallio stay ahead of the game when the game keeps changing?

Acts of the Assassins Press Reviews

'Brilliantly original and absurdly compelling ... it's a book you'll read in one, frantic gasp' Guardian

'Richard Beard is one of those rare writers whose novels are at once radically inventive and brilliantly entertaining. Acts of the Assassins ... is as joyously original as it is a page-turner to read' Tom Holland Daily Mail

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ISBN: 9780099592938
Publication date: 03/03/2016
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781846558399
Publication date: 19/03/2015
Publisher: Harvill Secker an imprint of Vintage
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099592938
Publication date: 3rd March 2016
Author: Richard Beard
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Science Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Richard Beard

Richard Beard is the author of five critically acclaimed novels: X20, Damascus, The Cartoonist, Dry Bones, and Lazarus is Dead, and three works of non-fiction: Muddied Oafs, How To Beat the Australians and Becoming Drusilla. He is Director of the National Academy of Writing in London.

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