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Publisher's Summary

Martin Terrier is a hired killer who wants out of the game so he can settle down and marry his childhood sweetheart, Anne. After all, that's why he took up this profession in the first place. But the organization won't let him go - they have other, more deadly plans for him. There's a visiting politician, an Arab oil magnate, whom they want assassinated, and Terrier is their man. Once again, the gunman must assume the prone shooting position - but not everything goes according to plan.
A tour de force, this violent tale shatters as many illusions about life and politics as it does bodies. It is perhaps the finest work from the pen of Jean-Patrick Manchette.
©1981 Editions Gallimard. Copyright © 2002 James Brook (translator). (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By Edward A Wittern on 04-20-15

I did not like it, but hey its only my opinion.

I didn't enjoy it the performance was great the story however wasn't, but then again it's just my opinion. Honestly I'd like my money back but it's whatever.

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By Tara Corral on 04-18-15

Great narrator

Jean Patrick Manchette made the book bearable. Story lacked depth and ability to pull you in. Will try another narration by Jean-Patrick Manchette

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