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Hostile Takeover: John Lago Series, Book 3
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In the sequel to Shane Kuhn's bestselling The Intern's Handbook, professional assassin John Lago faces off against his deadliest adversary yet—his wife—in a thriller that has "all of the testosterone-bloated wisdom of Tucker Max mixed with the satire of American Psycho" (Entertainment Weekly).
At the end of The Intern's Handbook, John tracks down his nemesis Alice but instead of putting a bullet in her head, he puts a ring on her finger and marries her. Together, they execute a hostile takeover of Human Resources, Inc., the "placement agency" that trains young assassins to infiltrate corporations disguised as interns and knock off high profile targets. As HR's former top operatives, they are successful until conflicting management styles cause an ugly breakup that locks John out of the bedroom and the boardroom.

Then Alice takes on a new HR target, and John is forced to return to the office battlefield in a role he swore he would never play again: the intern. What starts out as a deadly showdown turns into the two of them fighting side by side to save HR, Inc.—and their marriage.

"Those who like Dexter will love John Lago" (Booklist), and this in this suspenseful sequel to The Intern's Handbook, author Shane Kuhn's wildly clever antihero needs to use all his wits to land on top. "Far grittier than a Bond film and infused with the mind-bending, identity-shifting elements of, say, Mission: Impossible, Hostile Takeover is fun, smart, and jam-packed with serious splatter and gore. Lago's canny shenanigans will keep you riveted, from its taut opening pages to its explosive, cinematic ending" (The Boston Globe).
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"Those who like Dexter will love John Lago" (Booklist), and this in this suspenseful sequel to The Intern's Handbook, author Shane Kuhn's wildly clever antihero needs to use all his wits to land on top. "Far grittier than a Bond film and infused with the mind-bending, identity-shifting elements of, say, Mission: Impossible, Hostile Takeover is fun, smart, and jam-packed with serious splatter and gore. Lago's canny shenanigans will keep you riveted, from its taut opening pages to its explosive, cinematic ending" (The Boston Globe).
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        When newlywed hit man John Lago and his former nemesis, Alice, cap their bespoke Manhattan nuptials by bumping off
        their boss at Human Resources Inc.—a boutique contract assassination firm with the genius MO of getting killers close to otherwise inaccessible targets by placing them as interns—the couple expect some blowback. But nothing even their exquisitely twisted imaginations can conjure comes remotely close to the smoke and mirrors scenario that unfolds in this sardonically funny and psychologically astute sequel to Kuhn’s debut, 2014’s The Intern’s Handbook. Nor does anything prepare the sizzling hot duo, now partnering uneasily as co-CEOs of the thriving HR Inc., for the marathon mayhem that ensues once their bone-deep distrust turns them back into each other’s deadliest enemies. Though character soon takes a back seat to the inspired multiplex-ready execution scenarios of the bullet-train plot, readers ready for a cartoonishly enjoyable adventure shouldn’t mind a bit. Agent: Hannah Brown Gordon, Foundry Literary + Media.

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      • content: John Lago is a relentless trained assassin. At least, he was before he married his chief rival, Alice. Narrator Pete Simonelli gives this macho character a gritty, steady voice that is both believable and compelling. His deep, rich baritone drives the story forward and works well for both the action and sex scenes. Listeners are carried along a fast-paced journey of love, betrayal, and violence. Simonelli demonstrates particular versatility in his characterization of Alice, who comes across as reasonable, passionate--and deadly. Her rational likability is a feat for a male narrator. Listeners who enjoy thrillers will find much to enjoy in this tense romantic caper. M.R. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine
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        Starred review from May 15, 2015
        Master assassin John Lago, introduced in Kuhn's bombshell debut, The Intern's Handbook (2014), is in even finer form in this explosive follow-up. Now a captive of the FBI, Lago recounts tracking down Alice, who's both his nemesis (she keeps trying to kill him) and the love of his life. He proposes, they wedwearing handmade togs by Vera Wang and Tom Fordand his wedding gift is an exquisitely planned massacre providing the extremely hostile takeover of Human Resources, Inc., their former employer. But bliss never lasts. Alice works freelance, John within an organization. He's concerned that an unknown puppet master really controls HR (which provides young assassins masquerading as virtually invisible interns to take down targets), while she worries about an FBI mole. Will the course of true love for these totally disconnected psychopaths run smooth? The ridewith a side trip to Mexico, where Lago is honed into an even more effective killing machineis suspenseful, bloody, and eminently entertaining. Kuhn can spin a fine phrase (a cold day, he says, is like Flannery O'Connor's last breathraw and as hard as the hammer of divine retribution ), and his smart, witty prose carries the day in this masterfully plotted mayhem with more than a touch of wry.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

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At the end of The Intern's Handbook, John tracks down his nemesis Alice but instead of putting a bullet in her head, he puts a ring on her finger and marries her. Together, they execute a hostile takeover of Human Resources, Inc., the "placement agency" that trains young assassins to infiltrate corporations disguised as interns and knock off high profile targets. As HR's former top operatives, they are successful until conflicting management styles cause an ugly breakup that locks John out of the bedroom and the boardroom.

But when Alice takes on a new HR target, John is forced to return to the office battlefield in a role he swore he would never play again: the intern. What...
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