LoveReading Expert Review of Satori

Nicholai Hel exploded onto the scene in Trevanian's 1970s blockbuster SHIBUMI. Now critically acclaimed novelist Don Winslow continues the story and reveals how Nicolai Hel became the world's most dangerous assassin. The exciting reinvention of a hugely popular brand by one of the foremost crime writers in America will introduce Trevanian to a whole new generation of readers. No less gripping than Shibumi, Satori follows assassin Nicholai Hel across Asia as he fights to regain his freedom.

 

Don Winslow was shortlisted for the 2010 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.

Sarah Broadhurst

Satori Synopsis

It's 1951 and Nicholai Hel has spent the last three years in solitary confinement for the murder of his mentor. A formidable assassin as well as a master of hoda korosu or 'naked kill', he has developed a supreme awareness of the presence of danger. Suddenly offered the chance of freedom, he feels it now as never before...Overseen by Haverford, his American spymaster he must go to Beijing and kill the Soviet Union's commissioner to China. In a landscape primed for war this is a suicide mission he has no choice but to accept. Can Hel succeed in winning his freedom and if so, at what cost? And can he ever achieve his ultimate goal of satori - the possibility of true understanding and harmony with the world?

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780755370221
Publication date: 15th September 2011
Author: Trevanian, Don Winslow
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 544 pages
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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Trevanian, Don Winslow Press Reviews

'Nobody in the world does this stuff better than Don Winslow'  Lee Child

 

'Trevanian has bot wit and intelligence...something for everyone'  New York Times

'Elegant, well-researched, and magnificently plotted, Satori is exhilarating'
LA Times


'Satori is every bit as tait, intelligent and gripping as the book that captured the imagination of millions in the seventies'
Choice

'A sprawling, effervescent, page-turning account of how the assassin was made'
Observer

'Sleek, smart and deadly. Satori is a must-read'
Joseph Finder

'An accomplished page-turning prequel'
Wall Street Journal

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About Trevanian, Don Winslow

Trevanian was the pen name of Dr Rodney William Whitaker. He wrote several classic international bestsellers, including SHIBUMI and THE EIGER SANCTION. He died in 2005.   Don Winslow is the award-winning author of several novels, including THE POWER OF THE DOG and THE DEATH AND LIFE OF BOBBY Z. He has been a private investigator, an actor, director, movie theatre manager and safari guide. Born in New York he currently lives in the San Diego area with his family.

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