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#70: Hostile Takeover by Shane Kuhn

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 theNew 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.


  • Series: A John Lago Thriller
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (July 14, 2015)
  • ISBN: 9781476796185



AUTHOR BIO:
Shane Kuhn is a writer, director, and producer working in the entertainment business and advertising. He is one of the original cofounders of the Slamdance Film Festival and he’s currently developing a novella and television series about a highly sophisticated international heist ring for the European market. He lives and works in Colorado, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area. He is the author of The Intern’s Handbook, bought for film by Sony Pictures, and Hostile Takeover.

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REVIEW:
Wicked!
Picture Mr. & Mrs. Smith at The Office. Even the banter is alike.
The dynamic between John and Alice is pretty cool. Yeah, they're married, and yeah, they're often trying to kill each other. Literally. They really do seem to love each other though.
The amount of times I laughed was equal to the exciting parts. And yet, I feel like a continuation of the series wouldn't be weird. It would be welcomed, at least by me. 
I love this series, and pray to the literary gods for more. I just can't get enough! These books keep me thoroughly entertained.

5/5


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  1. I remember hearing about The Intern's Handbook and I love your description of Mr. and Mrs. Smith at The Office!

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  2. interesting sounding series

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