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Un gioco da assassini

(The Redaction Chronicles #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  286 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Nell’oscuro mondo delle operazioni segrete, un gruppo di assassini misteriosi sta scatenando il caos tra le fila del MI-6.

Siamo al culmine della guerra fredda e degli agenti dei servizi segreti britannici vengono presi di mira da un ignoto gruppo di sicari. In preda alla disperazione, l’agenzia manda il suo miglior agente a dara la caccia a questi assassini.

Jack “Gorilla”
Kindle Edition, 650 pages
Published February 11th 2017 by Creativia (first published April 5th 2015)
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Jim A
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-authors
A very good assassin thriller from a British author. Very detailed plot and backstory for all of the players. Not a lot of "skip over" material as most of it has something to do with the plot or subplots.

The "Redaction" service of British SIS is just what the name implies. Think James Bond and License to Kill. Set in the '60's during the high point of the cold war, it will challenge the memories of us older readers. A lot of old school spy craft and CIA/SIS action.

Well worth the 500 or so page
Michael Stern
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Game For Assassins, by James Quinn, is quintessential Ludlum or Le Carre. If you're not old enough to have experienced the stories of the Cold War espionage and double dealing, you missed the real history. Post-war Europe and America, the battle for equilibrium with the Soviets and the KGB was daily nail biting, for real. Through his protagonist, Gorilla Grant, a hard bitten undercover agent, the reader is treated to the workings of the intelligence community worldwide, with double agents, and ...more
Floyd Truskot
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Excellent book for a first time writer!

It's like Jason Bourne, James Bond and Peter Devereaux aka The November Man all in one. Once I got started reading I couldn't put the book down! Good plot. Good story line. Good characters! A modern post World War II spy espionage novel with a good ending that's doesn't leave you hanging!

On to book 2, Sentinel 5. To be continued ...
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, favs
Classic spy/espionage novel with assassinations....5+Stars!
Sunshine Somerville
I don't get to read a lot of spy thrillers these days, but this genre is always really exciting to me - certainly some of my favorite movies are from this genre. The fact that this book also is set in the Cold War and fits into the historical fiction category makes it that much more interesting to me.

This book is gripping and intense from the beginning, and it keeps up the action and intrigue all the way through. It's a very long book - packed with detail, twists, characters, settings, and acti
Nicki Markus
3.5 stars
A Game for Assassins was an entertaining tale. This is not a genre I often read, but I do enjoy some spy-based TV programmes and films such as Alias, so when the blog tour invite came through, I decided to give it a try.

The plot concept is interesting and the characters well-drawn. And for the most part the story moved at a good pace. As you would expect from an author with experience in the field, this tale came across as believable and nicely detailed.

For me the only downsides were: 1
Bill Hoyler
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great novel of the Cold War

It's been ages since I got my hands on a "can't put down" cold war spy novel and "A Game for Assassins" is it. Double dealing, back stabbing, international assassins on both sides and rogue CIA agents. If you're a fan of well written 1960's era spy thrillers go for the $5 and buy it. You will not be disappointed
Ruthanne Taylor
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an old fashioned, down & dirty spy thriller. The protagonist is not James Bond, there is no glamour just life in the trenches. Quinn did his research & and writes from experience. Loved this book & will be reading the final 2 in the trilogy. ...more
alexander silagin
Good read

This book deserves some credit- good story set during the most forgotten times of Cold War, 60s. It's a bit too slow for my liking b and characters are a bit undeveloped and stiff but over all it is above average in this genre
Not great but good enough
Alan  Main
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous read, brilliant in depth characterization, story line keeps racing along. cant wait to finish the next one.
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So good!!

Loved this, can't wait to get into the next one. Found it very interesting that the author has lived in the shoes of some of his characters. Highly recommended
Garry Wall
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well developed characters in a believable story. I'm looking forward to the next one.
Nicola Shaw
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read great characters.

The book did a great job introducing the characters. The book flowed well until the end chapter it seemed mixed up and didn't follow that well. There are a lot of Americanism which could be adjusted for the UK and Europeans who read this. But I still will read the next book for characters I've met in the book.
D.M. Cain
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Game For Assassins is a gripping, Cold War, edge-of-your-seat thriller. If you like political intrigue and the underhanded tactics of some of the world's finest spies, then chances are you'll love this well-written novel. Quinn draws on his own experience of the armed forces and tactical divisions to provide insightful details and realistic situations to a book that will make you feel as though you are right there with 'Gorilla Grant'. The only downside to the book (for me) was the length. It ...more
Lynne Murray
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading A Game For Assassins reminded me most strongly of Frederick Forsyth’s The Day of the Jackal. James Quinn's hero, Jack "Gorilla" Grant, has depth, ruthless resourcefulness and his own code of honor. When he takes action it is brutal and believable. The precision of the hero’s planning and executions conducted in the shadows is riveting. The nitty gritty details bring the reader into the story. The book’s atmosphere of almost palpable paranoia evokes John Le Carre’s Cold War spy world of t ...more
Michael Elliott
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spy-espionage
A thrill of move and countermove

I have to admit that spy thrillers aren't one of my preferred genres I find all the twists and turns of books like the Bourne Identity too confusing but this book by James Quinn has been an enjoyable thrill ride. James takes us on a journey as we follow two assassins as they complete their hits and the intelligence officers sent to stop them. The action is fast paced and nail biting and the twists well written and not too contrived. I'd recommend this if you'd lik
Bill Hart
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very Good

A well plotted thriller with several twists and turns. The plot is a little slow to unfold in the beginning but the action then become steady and is interesting to follow. Look forward to more books by this author
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James Quinn spent 15 years in the secret world of covert operations, undercover investigations and international security before turning his hand to writing.

He is trained in hand to hand combat and in the use of a variety of weaponry including small edged weapons, Japanese Swords and Hunting Bows. He is also a crack pistol shot for CQB (Close Quarter Battle) and many of his experi

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