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Preview — Who is Conrad Hirst? by Kevin Wignall
Who is Conrad Hirst?
Conrad Hirst is a hired killer working for a German crime boss. Disturbed by the death of his girlfriend ten years earlier and still bearing the scars of post-traumatic stress after serving as a mercenary, he's valued precisely because of how broken he is, by how coldly he kil...more
How does a hit man give up his career and go on to live the life of a normal man? That's the dilemma that faces Conrad Hirst, who is burned out and only too aware of how barren he has become emotionally. He's only 32 years old, but his most recent hit shatters him and destroys his willingness to continue his nihilistic life. He arrives at a simple answer—he must kill the only four people who know his identity. After that, he should be able to put away his assassination tools and sett ...more
Conrad Hirst finds himself fighting as a mercenary in Yugoslavia. He falls in love with a young girl, but loses her in a bombing. He is so distressed that he becomes immune to his past life and really doesn't care for his future. He is introduced to, what he believe ...more
Kevin Wignall ist ein intelligenter und ...more
Dabei ist die Grundidee gar nicht mal so schlecht: Auftragskiller meint seine Laufbahn mit vier strategischen Morden beenden zu können. Tatsächlich setzt Conrad Hirst mit seinem ersten Mord eine fatale Kettenreaktion in Gang, denn die Nummer zwei auf seiner Liste ist nicht identisch mit der Person, der er zu Beginn seiner Killerlaufbahn vorgestellt wurde.
Und da er eigentlich nichts als Totschießen kann, ...more
Who Is Conrad Hirst? is a character study of an assassin trying to quit the business, except this assassin works for the CIA. The writing is very tight and there are very little mistakes, but just I wasn’t engaged in the story at all. And as the ...more
The writing is godd but not amazing. The story is, for me, memorable in that it broke away from the expected and the character was very well developed. Instead of a fun but mindless book I got a fun and interesting mystery and character portait.
That last chapter changes the book, forever really. So read the book through once, then realize you'll have to read it through again. I read it through twice in the same day, cause i was a little shocked by what I had read at the end.
Good book, but needs some different pieces working forward into the story.
In the process of describing how a person might fall into the position of killing for a living Wignall mediates on the nature of identity, fate, and violence.
Settled back in a small town in the west of England.
Lancaster University - degree in Politics &
Also writes as K.J. Wignall