The Assassin

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, Jan 29, 2008 - Fiction - 608 pages
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Andrew Britton delivers a taut, electrifying read in his new novel THE ASSASSIN. Maverick CIA agent Ryan Kealey must fight against his own agency while the clock is ticking on a devastating terrorist attack on U.S. soil. More than a year has passed since Ryan Kealey prevented the assassination of multiple world leaders in the nation's capital. While his work is brilliant, he's considered damaged goods. Now he's about to become a key player in a plot of unimaginable scale. For something big is about to go down in New York City. When a top Iranian source reveals that Iran is planning to bomb the United Nations, U.S. Intelligence begins counter-measures. Only Kealey sees it as a smokescreen for another, far more involved plot. But getting anyone to believe him isn't going to be easy. With only his ally, London's newest assistant chief, Naomi Kharmai, by his side, Ryan will have to operate outside the lines in order to prevent a terrible attack in a city on lockdown. A weapon of catastrophic power has been stolen from war-torn Iraq and has made its way to the U.S. The man who has it is Kealey's nemesis, William Vanderveen, an international criminal mastermind who has no objective other than pure terror and who will stop at nothing to achieve it. Making matters worse, Vanderveen's being helped by someone on the inside with high-ranking security clearance. Even the halls of the CIA are no longer safe from possible espionage and treason. Now, as Kealey and Kharmai race to put the pieces together, they will confront a ghost from the past and be forced to question the people they trust most in a desperate investigation where only this is for certain-time is running out. Like The American, TheAssassin is a supercharged, fiercely intelligent, action-packed international thriller, where no one can be trusted-and the shocks are felt until the very last page. Born in England, ANDREW BRITTON moved with his family to the United States when he was seven, settling in Michigan, then North Carolina. After serving in the Army as a combat engineer, Andrew entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is pursuing a double major in economics and psychology. Visit him at

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LibraryThing Review

User Review  - HenriMoreaux - LibraryThing

Assassin by Andrew Britton is larger than your average thriller weighing in at 623 pages in the Michael Joseph/Penguin Books trade paperback edition. Despite the seemingly large length once the story ... Read full review

Review: The Assassin (Ryan Kealey #2)

User Review  - Neeka - Goodreads

Not extremely great but not horrible writing either. Plot was somewhat predictable but you will get this with any type of book like this. It was a fun distraction if only to read in between naps... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Spy novelist Andrew Britton was born in Peterborough, England in 1981. In 1988, his family immigrated to the United States and he graduated from Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1999. After graduation, he joined the United States Army and served at Fort Riley in Kansas and in Korea. He was honorably discharged in 2002. The publishing deal for his first book, The American, was signed when he was 21 years old. His other works are The Assassin and The Invisible, which are part of the Ryan Kealey series. He died from a previously undiagnosed heart condition on March 18, 2008.

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