The Mark of the Assassin

by Daniel Silva | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0449225313 Global Overview for this book
Registered by jenvince of Scottsdale, Arizona USA on 8/15/2004
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by jenvince from Scottsdale, Arizona USA on Sunday, August 15, 2004
To be released.

Released on Monday, August 23, 2004 at jenvince's Whatever Bookbox in jenvince's Whatever Bookbox, Bookbox Controlled Releases.

Journal Entry 3 by tabby-cat-owner from Bellingham, Washington USA on Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Taking this out of Jenvince's Whatever Bookbox. Since I am the last person to have this box before sending it back to her, I am taking her books out of the box.

Journal Entry 4 by tabby-cat-owner at RABCK in RABCK, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Released 14 yrs ago (1/18/2005 UTC) at RABCK in RABCK, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

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sending to HoserLauren of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada as RABCK.

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Friday, January 28, 2005
This arrived today! Looks likes a great pageturner.
Thanks so much for sending it.
I'll journal again after I've read it.

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, June 03, 2007
I'm so sorry! This book got lost at the back of my bookshelf and I only just fished it out.

CIA agent Michael Osbourne is a counter terrorism expert. When a plane is shot down off the east coast of the country, it is suspected that the Swords of Gaza, a group that Michael has been following for a while, is responsible. At the same time, the vice president, some lawyers in the Washington area, and a missile defense contractor benefit from the recent "terrorist" attack. Michael starts to wonder who the real terrorists are, and travels to London and Cairo to find out. Soon he has an assassin who murdered his girlfriend many years ago in his sights. But the assassin has been contracted to kill Michael so who is hunting who?
This book was definitely thrilling and quite the page turner. Although at first I was a little confused because so many characters were introduced so quickly. I don't really understand why Silva introduced characters that died a couple pages after they were introduced. Really, why bother? It just serves to confuse.
I thought this book was quite relevant to the current situation of the world today, with tensions in the middle east and distrust of the government. This includes the ending, which was not satisfactory from a readers point of view, but is quite like what would happen in real life.
As for the characters, it was easy to like the ones you were supposed to, and dislike the ones you weren't supposed to like. I quite enjoyed Michael and I saw that Silva has more books with him as the main character.
This was a great book to read on the train because it kept me awake and turning the pages!

Journal Entry 7 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, June 03, 2007
This book is now with me

Journal Entry 8 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, August 27, 2007
A jet is blown out of the sky near JFK. This seems to be a terroist plot. But is it? Michael Osbourne, a former field agent for the CIA and now a counter terroism expert, starts to unravel the plot. This is the same assassin who killed his girlfriend. Who hired him? Now it is kill or be killed, but Michael has a wife and maybe children on the way.

This is a great thriller with lots of intrigue and action. It is almost written like a movie script, fast-paced and violent. The conclusion is not neatly 'wrapped up'. So, will we see Osbourne again?

Journal Entry 9 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Friday, November 30, 2007
I have tried to give this book away through the local Bookcrossing meetup, on Book Obsessed, and via people's wishlists but no one seems to want the poor thing :(

I'm flying today between Toronto and Washington, DC so I think I'm going to leave it on the plane for another traveler. I've heard that people have had success doing this so I hope that this book finds its way into the hands of another reader!

Journal Entry 10 by HoserLauren at Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, November 30, 2007

Released 11 yrs ago (11/30/2007 UTC) at Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario Canada

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I will be releasing this on a plane from Toronto to IAD (Dulles International)

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