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Acts of the Assassins By Richard Beard

Acts of the Assassins by Richard Beard

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Summary

Gallio does counter-insurgency. But the theft of a body he's supposed to be guarding ruins his career. Bizarre rumours of the walking dead are swirling, there is panic in the air, and it's his job to straighten out the conspiracy. He blows the case. Years later, the file is reopened when a second body appears.

Acts of the Assassins Summary

Acts of the Assassins by Richard Beard

Gallio does counter-insurgency. But the theft of a body he's supposed to be guarding ruins his career. Bizarre rumours of the walking dead are swirling, there is panic in the air, and it's his job to straighten out the conspiracy. He blows the case. Years later, the file is reopened when a second body appears. Gallio is called back by headquarters and ordered to track down everyone involved the first time round. The only problem is they keep dying, in ever more grotesque and violent ways. How can Gallio stay ahead of the game when the game keeps changing? Acts of the Assassins is about one man's struggle to confront forces beyond his understanding. And about how lonely a turbulent world can be.

Acts of the Assassins Reviews

"Brilliantly original and absurdly compelling ... it's a book you'll read in one, frantic gasp" Guardian "Brilliantly original and absurdly compelling ... it's a book you'll read in one, frantic gasp" Guardian "Richard Beard is one of those rare writers whose novels are at once radically inventive and brilliantly entertaining. Acts of the Assassins ... is as joyously original as it is a page-turner to read" -- Tom Holland Daily Mail "The Acts of the Assassins is...spectacularly successful. It is thoughtful and clever and brutal and true... It is a Chinese puzzle box of a novel. A garden of forking paths. A page-turner. A modern classic" -- Benjamin Judge Book Munch "Extraordinarily funny...confident and enchanting" Guardian

About Richard Beard

Richard Beard is the author of five critically acclaimed novels: X20, Damascus, The Cartoonist, Dry Bones, and Lazarus is Dead, and three works of non-fiction: Muddied Oafs, How To Beat the Australians and Becoming Drusilla. He is Director of the National Academy of Writing in London.

Additional information

GOR006450269
9781846558399
1846558395
Acts of the Assassins by Richard Beard
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2015-03-19
352
Short-listed for Goldsmiths Prize 2015
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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