The Shot

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Simon and Schuster, 2000 - Fiction - 480 pages
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The Communist. The Politician. The Hit Man.

The Shot.

Tom Jefferson has a job he does very well. He kills for a living. Fresh off the takedown of a Nazi in Buenos Aires, Tom is poised for his next "assignment" -- the assassination of Fidel Castro. The mob -- led by Sam Giancana -- the CIA, and presidential candidate Jack Kennedy are all in on the plan. Together, they can take Castro out of the picture, put Jack in office, and get Giancana back in the Cuban casino business. And JFK can't say no, because Giancana possesses some very incriminating tapes documenting the politician's sexual escapades. But just as Tom sets his sights on Cuba, he is suddenly exposed to some explosive information that alters his course. Now, the perfect hit is turning into the perfect nightmare for everyone involved, because the word is out: Cool killer Tom is no longer targeting Castro...he's gunning for Kennedy.

From celebrated novelist Philip Kerr comes The Shot, a brilliant pseudo-historical what-if ride through the cultural, political, and social landscape of the 1960s.

 

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User Review  - coachtim30 - LibraryThing

Interesting pot boiler that is set at the start of the 1960's. Professional assassin, Tom Jefferson, is hired to take out Fidel Castro by members of the mob. Along the way, though, plans change as ... Read full review

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User Review  - adpaton - LibraryThing

Philip Kerr is a favourite writer and although the Bernie Gunter series show him at his polished and witty best, the earlier ones are also worth reading, especially for anyone who enjoys historical ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
28
Section 3
80
Section 4
97
Section 5
122
Section 6
134
Section 7
146
Section 8
163
Section 15
293
Section 16
315
Section 17
330
Section 18
342
Section 19
346
Section 20
374
Section 21
377
Section 22
393

Section 9
187
Section 10
192
Section 11
235
Section 12
250
Section 13
255
Section 14
289
Section 23
413
Section 24
435
Section 25
456
Section 26
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About the author (2000)

Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh on February 22, 1956. He received a master's degree in law from the University of Birmingham in 1980. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as an advertising copywriter. His first novel, March Violets, was published in 1989 and became the first book in the Bernie Gunther series. His other fiction works for adults include A Philosophical Investigation, Esau, A Five Year Plan, and Hitler's Peace. His non-fiction works include The Penguin Book of Lies and The Penguin Book of Fights, Feuds and Heartfelt Hatreds: An Anthology of Antipathy. He also writes children's books under the name P.B. Kerr, including the Children of the Lamp series and One Small Step. In 2015 he made The New York Times best Seller List with his title The Lady from Zagreb. He was also shortlisted for the best novel in the Edgar Awards 2016 with his title The Lady from Zagreb.

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