An assassin sits at a cafe, photo in hand. He's waiting for his target. The target arrives, and the assassin reaches for his gun. But nothing is as it seems. And as the assassin tries to finish his job, he realizes that it's him who's being hunted....
What will happen? Will he survive?
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Epic read from start to finish
I know most complaints come from short stories being too short, but I enjoyed the length of Grunn's work. It's not too short to feel dry and not too long to drag on about random points. You're given what you need to base yourself into the assassin's world, and you just gotta hold on tight from there.
Absolutely. Assassins can be quite cliche and predictable, but Grunn manages a different twist on a very popular, mysterious concept. Grunn gives his assassin human traits, rather than a born-to-kill, lifeless persona. James's performance enhances this internal struggle quite well.
The dinner scene. Smells fantastic.
He has a reputation to protect, and fortunately for me, he's fictional so I never have to worry about crossing paths.
Loved it! Can't say I wish it was longer, but I'd love to dive into another short story featuring the same character. There's definitely room for development if Grunn decides to take that path, but it definitely has the power to stand alone as a solid read.
Well told, brutal story.
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