Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Intern's Handbook by Shane Kuhn

by:  Shane Kuhn
published by: Simon and Schuster
publish date:  April 8, 2014

At the ripe old age of twenty-five, John Lago is already New York City’s most successful hit man. He’s also an intern at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, clocking eighty hours a week getting coffee, answering phones, and doing all the grunt work no one else wants to do. But he isn't trying to claw his way to the top of the corporate food chain. He was hired to assassinate one of the firm’s heavily guarded partners. His internship is the perfect cover, enabling him to gather intel and gain access in order to pull off a clean, untraceable hit.

The Intern’s Handbook is John Lago's unofficial survival guide for new recruits at HR, Inc. (Rule #4: "Learn how to make the perfect cup of coffee: you make an exec the best coffee he’s ever had, and he will make sure you’re at his desk every morning for a repeat performance. That’s repetitive exposure, which begets access and trust. 44% of my kills came from my superior coffee-making abilities.")

John Lago is hand picked from young age to work for Human Resources, Inc.  He becomes an excellent hitman due to his dismal upbringing.  However, he's at the end of his career and he's worried about what's to become of him when his time is up with HR.  Will they let him retire quietly or will they send in another intern to dispose of him?   His last kill is his most complicated and he's doubly paranoid.

This was a really awesome thriller.  I would highly recommend this book to readers that like this genre.  It was intense with lots of twists and turns.  However, it wasn't super long like these kinds of books tend to be, so that was a plus.  I could definitely see this one being made into a movie!

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