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Shoot the Messenger

Shane Kuhn

8 Reviews

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A John Lago Thriller, Fiction, Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

Professional assassin John Lago faces off against his deadliest adversary yet - his wife - in Shane Kuhn's second Tarantinoesque, rollercoaster-on-a-sugar-high thriller

Meet John Lago: hitman, film fan, dangerously in love.

The object of his affection is Alice, who also happens to be John's nemesis, a fellow killer, and now the wife he never knew he wanted. Together, this thrill-seeking, lethal couple aim to take over John's former employers Human Resources Inc - a group of assassins who get close to their high-profile targets in the guise of office interns.

But an anonymous tip about an FBI mole in the organization drives a wedge between the happy couple and all hell breaks loose in a hail of bullets.

Til death do us part.

Published in the US as Hostile Takeover.

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Praise for Shoot the Messenger

  • Being bad is seldom this good. Mercilessly entertaining. - Chris Brookmyre for Kill Your Boss

  • A sexy, darkly comic thriller - New York Times for Kill Your Boss

  • An immersive literary experience - Vogue for Kill Your Boss

  • Dark, assured and utterly thrilling. Makes Grosse Pointe Blank look like Goodbye Mr. Chips - John Niven for Kill Your Boss

  • Dark but brilliantly written - Marie Claire for Kill Your Boss

  • A thrilling, jet-black comedy that crackles with action - Sunday Mirror for Kill Your Boss

  • Smart, original - Sun for Kill Your Boss

  • Book of the summer - Company for Kill Your Boss

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Shane Kuhn

Shane Kuhn is a writer and filmmaker with twenty years of experience working in the entertainment business and the ad world. In feature film, he has written screenplays for Universal, Paramount, Sony, and Fox, and he has written and directed a film for Lionsgate. In the world of independent film, he is one of the four original founders of the Slamdance Film Festival and currently serves as an Executive Board member of Slamdance, Inc. A shameless product pusher in the ad world, he has worked as a copywriter, creative director, and broadcast video director and producer for several notable brands. Throughout his life, writing has been his shrink, priest, whore and best mate. Kill Your Boss was his first novel.

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