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The Gentle Assassin

by Ryan David Jahn

The Gentle Assassin Synopsis

It wasn't every day you had the chance to track down the man who'd killed your mother. In 1964, Andrew Combs' mother is killed in front of him. His father Harry vanishes soon afterwards. Twenty-six years later Andrew wants revenge. There's only one way he can let go of his past and become the man he wants to be: track down and kill his mother's murderer. His father. But while Andrew thinks he knows what happened all those years ago, the truth is far darker. For Harry Combs turns out to be a man of many secrets. As shadowy figures from Harry's past threaten his life, and Andrew inches closer to killing him, the two men find themselves playing a very dangerous game of life and death. And only one of them can survive. A brilliant thriller with the pace and tension of Mark Billingham and the laconic style of Ramond Chandler.

The Gentle Assassin Press Reviews

Gripping . . . Ryan Jahn is staking a permanent place at the high table of poetically brutal hard-boiled crime writing. * SHOTS MAG * My first taste of this author's work, and I doubt very much that it will be my last . . . It is violent and it pulls no punches, but it is also powerful and compassionate. Ryan David Jahn writes with a brutality that can be quite unsettling at times, but the authenticity of his words, and his expert dissection of the human psyche is excellently done . . . I enjoyed The Gentle Assassin very much. * RandomThingsThroughMyLetterbox * I found this an unusual story because while it is one of a broken family trying to address their history it is also packed with action and emotion . . . The first Jahn I have read and hopefully it won't be the last. * OurBookReviews * Gripping . . . Ryan Jahn is staking a permanent place at the high table of poetically brutal hard-boiled crime writing. * SHOTS MAG * My first taste of this author's work, and I doubt very much that it will be my last . . . It is violent and it pulls no punches, but it is also powerful and compassionate. Ryan David Jahn writes with a brutality that can be quite unsettling at times, but the authenticity of his words, and his expert dissection of the human psyche is excellently done . . . I enjoyed The Gentle Assassin very much. * RandomThingsThroughMyLetterbox * I found this an unusual story because while it is one of a broken family trying to address their history it is also packed with action and emotion . . . The first Jahn I have read and hopefully it won't be the last. * OurBookReviews *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230757554
Publication date: 11th September 2014
Author: Ryan David Jahn
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About Ryan David Jahn

Ryan David Jahn lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife Jessica and two beautiful little girls, Francine and Matilda. His novels include Acts of Violence, which won the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Dagger, Low Life, The Dispatcher, and The Last Tomorrow. His work has been translated into twelve languages.

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