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The Ethical Assassin by David Liss
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Oct 02, 10

bookshelves: environmental, fiction, newspaper-novels, politics, philosophy, thriller, the-mystery-of-food, travel
Read in October, 2010

David Liss made his reputation with Historical Novels...great historical novels. This book is a modern day thriller set in Florida and is the story of a young man selling encyclopedias door to door for a suspect gang of booksellers, dope dealers and hog farmers. He is trying to sell books to one couple when a guy walks in and shoots the couple. The thriller turns into a quite fast moving narrative about animal rights, ideology, right vs wrong and the strictures of ultilitarian philosophy. It is a wild ride and worth the journey.

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