We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Series:
Published:
Simon & Schuster 2014
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
**INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER** Best of the Year—Seattle Times
An elite assassin goes undercover as an unpaid office lackey in The Intern's Handbook, "a sexy, darkly comic thriller with cinematic flourishes" (New York Daily News).
"Imagine Dexter working in The Office" (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) and you have John Lago, intern at one of the biggest law firms in Manhattan. He clocks eighty hours a week getting coffee, answering phones, and doing all of the grunt work no one else wants to do...and he doesn't make a dime. But John 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 high profile, heavily guarded partners. His internship is the perfect cover—he can gather intel and secure the access he needs to execute a clean, untraceable kill. "Faceless and forgettable, an intern's as invisible as a ninja in fluorescent lights—and, at least in John Lago's case, just as deadly" (NPR.org).

The Intern's Handbook begins as an unofficial survival guide for new recruits at Human Resources, Inc.—a front for one of the most elite assassin training and "placement" programs in the world—and becomes a chronicle of John's final assignment, a twisted, violent thrill ride in which he is pitted against the strongest (and sexiest) adversary he has ever faced: Alice, a federal agent assigned to investigate the same law firm partner John's been hired to kill.
Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
04/08/2014
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781476733852
ASIN:
B00DPM7VR0
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Shane Kuhn. (2014). The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Shane Kuhn. 2014. The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Shane Kuhn, The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller. Simon & Schuster, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Shane Kuhn. The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller. Simon & Schuster, 2014. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
d3613eb8-823e-c1c4-5b73-a7f00e988dfc
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 19:31:45
Date Updated:
Dec 06, 2020 02:49:32
Last Metadata Check:
Nov 21, 2021 10:38:17
Last Metadata Change:
Nov 10, 2021 22:16:23
Last Availability Check:
Nov 21, 2021 10:38:20
Last Availability Change:
Nov 10, 2021 22:16:25
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Nov 27, 2021 02:08:20

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0439-1/{48ADB1CC-F94C-476B-B71C-4777D10D832D}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0439-1/{48ADB1CC-F94C-476B-B71C-4777D10D832D}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0439-1/48A/DB1/CC/{48ADB1CC-F94C-476B-B71C-4777D10D832D}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0439-1/48A/DB1/CC/{48ADB1CC-F94C-476B-B71C-4777D10D832D}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781476733852
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B00DPM7VR0
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781476733852
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Shane Kuhn
title
The Intern's Handbook
dateAdded
2014-10-14T11:06:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=1665746
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151
sortTitle
Interns Handbook A Thriller
crossRefId
1665746
subtitle
A Thriller
id
48adb1cc-f94c-476b-b71c-4777d10d832d
starRating
3.7

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0439-1/{48ADB1CC-F94C-476B-B71C-4777D10D832D}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0439-1/{48ADB1CC-F94C-476B-B71C-4777D10D832D}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0439-1/48A/DB1/CC/{48ADB1CC-F94C-476B-B71C-4777D10D832D}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0439-1/48A/DB1/CC/{48ADB1CC-F94C-476B-B71C-4777D10D832D}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: InternsHandbookAThriller9781476733852
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 2200441
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781476733852
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 04/08/2014
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/intern-s-handbook?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: InternsHandbookAThriller9781476733852
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B00DPM7VR0
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 04/08/2014
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/intern-s-handbook?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: InternsHandbookAThriller9781476733852
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781476733852
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 04/08/2014
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/intern-s-handbook?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Kuhn, Shane
      • bioText: Shane Kuhn is a writer, director, and producer with twenty years of experience working in feature films, documentaries, and advertising. He is a cofounder and executive board member of the Slamdance Film Festival, and a member of the Writer's Guild of America. He lives in Colorado and works as Vice President of Creative Services for a San Francisco-based media and special events company. He is the author of The Asset, The Intern's Handbook, bought for film by Sony Pictures, and Hostile Takeover, the second book in his John Lago intern-assassin thriller series.
      • name: Shane Kuhn
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Suspense
      • value: Thriller
publishDate
2014-04-08T05:00:00+01:00
publishDateText
04/08/2014
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

JOHN LAGO IS A HITMAN. HE HAS SOME RULES FOR YOU. AND HE' S ABOUT TO BREAK EVERY SINGLE ONE.

John Lago is a very bad guy. But he's the very best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level companies and assassinate crooked executives while disguised as an intern.

Interns are invisible. That's the secret behind HR, Inc., the elite "placement agency" that doubles as a network of assassins for hire who take down high-profile targets that wouldn't be able to remember an intern's name if their lives depended on it.

At the ripe old age of almost 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 actual employees are too lazy to do. He was hired to assas­sinate one of the firm's heavily guarded partners. His internship provides the perfect cover,...

isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Intern's Handbook
fullDescription
**INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER** Best of the Year—Seattle Times
An elite assassin goes undercover as an unpaid office lackey in The Intern's Handbook, "a sexy, darkly comic thriller with cinematic flourishes" (New York Daily News).
"Imagine Dexter working in The Office" (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) and you have John Lago, intern at one of the biggest law firms in Manhattan. He clocks eighty hours a week getting coffee, answering phones, and doing all of the grunt work no one else wants to do...and he doesn't make a dime. But John 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 high profile, heavily guarded partners. His internship is the perfect cover—he can gather intel and secure the access he needs to execute a clean, untraceable kill. "Faceless and forgettable, an intern's as invisible as a ninja in fluorescent lights—and, at least in John Lago's case, just as deadly" (NPR.org).

The Intern's Handbook begins as an unofficial survival guide for new recruits at Human Resources, Inc.—a front for one of the most elite assassin training and "placement" programs in the world—and becomes a chronicle of John's final assignment, a twisted, violent thrill ride in which he is pitted against the strongest (and sexiest) adversary he has ever faced: Alice, a federal agent assigned to investigate the same law firm partner John's been hired to kill.
sortTitle
Interns Handbook A Thriller
crossRefId
1665746
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        February 17, 2014
        Black humor and surprise twists distinguish Kuhn’s highly entertaining debut, which puts a fresh spin on the theme of the hardened criminal planning one last job. John Lago became a contract killer at age 17 for Human Resources Inc., which places its young assassins as interns at companies so they can get close to their targets. An intern is the perfect cover for a hit man, says John, because interns are invisible and expendable. Now nearly 25, John wants out of the business, but leaving isn’t simple. The FBI may be on his trail, and is his comely coworker, whom he’s attracted to, going to meet the same fate as his last girlfriend, or is she working for the Justice Department? John’s 15 rules for the next recruit act as his memoirs, as he recalls past assignments. Not least of the charms of this likable and energetic, if amoral, character are the amusing swipes he takes at other killers in fiction and film. Agent: Hannah Brown Gordon, Foundry Literary + Media.

      • premium: True
      • source: Library Journal
      • content:

        April 1, 2014

        Plucked from a miserable childhood in foster care, John Lago was trained as a skilled assassin by a shadowy organization called Human Resources, Inc., which infiltrates companies using killers posing as interns in order to do away with highly ranked executives (who usually have it coming). John is cunning, ruthless, and very successful, and as he nears the mandatory retirement age of 25, he begins to question how he will transition out of this life of violence, seek redemption, and connect with his past. If he can survive his final job, that is. Interference from a sexy FBI agent and John's brutal handler stand in his way, and his candid, irreverent handbook, full of tips for the next generation of hit men, is the most fun you'll have reading about an assassin. VERDICT Kuhn's debut novel is darkly hilarious and action packed from the first page, and filled with graphic and humorous asides on myriad ways to kill someone. This fresh, swift thriller will be devoured by all but the most squeamish fans of the genre, as well as by dark-comedy lovers. Recommend to Tim Dorsey fans. [See Prepub Alert, 10/20/13; an April LibraryReads pick.]--Emily Byers, Tillamook Cty. Lib., OR

        Copyright 2014 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

      • premium: True
      • source: Booklist
      • content:

        April 1, 2014
        Assassins must be invisible. And who is more invisible in corporate America than unpaid interns? That's the premise behind Human Resources, Inc., whose founder, Bob, trains children who are society's discards to be canny killers. HR's elite is John Lago, delivered prematurely, without much of a chance in life after his druggie mother was shot and died. At eight, he murdered his abusive foster parents, and when he was 12, he was recruited by Bob. Nearing HR's mandatory retirement age of 25, John gets his last assignment, to eliminate the person at prestigious law firm Bendini, Lambert, and Locke who's selling the names of people in the witness-protection program. John intends to use Alice, a new associate at the firm, to help him gain the necessary trust and access, but he doesn't count on previously dead emotions flaring up and derailing the job at hand. Written as John's handbook of advice for new HR recruits, with interspersed FBI memos, Kuhn's debut is a prime example of dark and mordant humor in the midst of a fast-moving, suspenseful, action-packed ride. Those who like Dexter will love John.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2014, American Library Association.)

subtitle
A Thriller
popularity
186
publisher
Simon & Schuster
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/48adb1cc-f94c-476b-b71c-4777d10d832d/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
48adb1cc-f94c-476b-b71c-4777d10d832d
starRating
3.7