The Apprentice: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press, Feb 4, 2002 - Fiction - 256 pages
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The Apprentice takes place in a remote mountain inn in northernmost Japan, where a raging blizzard has brought together wayfarers who share only fear and suspicion of one another. It is the winter of 1903, the country is beset with smallpox and war is brewing with Russia.

In the flickering shadows of the crowded room, the apprentice, charged with running the inn during the owner's absence, finds himself strongly attracted to one of the performers lodged there. His involvement with the mysterious travelers plunges him headlong into murder, passion and heart-stopping chases through the snow.

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User Review  - Shawn Reilly - Goodreads

I struggled to complete this book, as I couldn't see a reason for telling the tale. There is hardly any background about any of the characters, in fact, I can't remember if we learned all of their names. Some of the story is just disturbing, and I'm sure I would not recommend this book. Read full review

Review: The Apprentice

User Review  - Goodreads

I struggled to complete this book, as I couldn't see a reason for telling the tale. There is hardly any background about any of the characters, in fact, I can't remember if we learned all of their names. Some of the story is just disturbing, and I'm sure I would not recommend this book. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Lewis Libby is the current Chief-of-Staff and National Security Advisor to Vice President Cheney and Assistant to President Bush. He previously held positions at the U. S. Departments of State and Defense. The Apprentice, originally published by Graywolf in hardcover, is his first novel.

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