THE ASSET: HARDCOVER AND EBOOK RELEASE
PUBLICATION DATE: JULY 12, 2016
HOSTILE TAKEOVER: HARDCOVER RELEASE
STANDALONE ESPIONAGE THRILLER
Kennedy—a private airport security contractor—knows more about airports than the head of the TSA, and he feels more comfortable in his British Airways Club World flatbed seat than in his own home. Haunted by the memory of watching his younger sister die in one of the planes that struck the World Trade Center towers on 9/11, Kennedy takes his job and the protection of the American people very seriously. So when he’s kidnapped and recruited into a CIA ghost operation known as Red Carpet, he jumps at the opportunity to become a civilian asset working with a team of some of the CIA's best counterterrorism analysts and spec ops soldiers as they race against the clock to stop the greatest terrorist threat that the United States will ever face.
BOOK 2 IN THE JOHN LAGO THRILLER SERIES
Professional assassin John Lago faces off against his deadliest adversary yet—his wife—in Hostile Takeover, the exciting sequel to Shane Kuhn’s bestselling debut The Intern’s Handbook, which the New York Post called “a sexy, darkly comic thriller.”
At the end of The Intern’s Handbook, John tracks down his nemesis Alice but instead of putting a bullet in her head, he puts a ring on her finger and marries her. Together, they execute a hostile takeover of Human Resources, Inc., the “placement agency” that trains young assassins to infiltrate corporations disguised as interns and knock off high profile targets. As HR’s former top operatives, they are successful until conflicting management styles cause an ugly breakup that locks John out of the bedroom and the boardroom.
But when Alice takes on a new HR target, John is forced to return to the office battlefield in a role he swore he would never play again: the intern. What starts out as a deadly showdown turns into the two of them fighting side by side to save HR, Inc.—and their marriage.
"An entertaining, ferociously violent romp"
"Suspenseful, bloody, and eminently entertaining. Kuhn can spin a fine phrase (a cold day, he says, is like Flannery O’Connor’s last breath--raw and as hard as the hammer of divine retribution), and his smart, witty prose carries the day in this masterfully plotted mayhem with more than a touch of wry."
— Booklist (starred review)
"All of the testosterone-bloated wisdom of Tucker Max mixed with the satire of American Psycho."