The Asset

The Asset

Book - 2016
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"In the exciting new thriller from the author of the internationally bestselling Intern's Handbook, a private airport security contractor becomes a counterterrorism operative and must stop an attack that will destabilize the US and cause global chaos. 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 his sister's death 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 the United States will ever face. Shane Kuhn's bold, darkly comic voice has earned him rave reviews for his previous series, starting with the Intern's Handbook, which was called, "a serious guilty pleasure" by The Seattle Times and, "explosively violent and psychologically wily the way a good thriller should be" by the New York Post. Shane brings that same intense voice and gripping storytelling to The Asset--an edge-of-your seat read you won't be able to put down"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Edition: First Simon & Shuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476796215
Characteristics: 271 pages ; 24 cm


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Mar 23, 2017

Read like a boring, young teenage fiction !

Mar 16, 2017

I had a hard time getting in to this book it was a slow read at first. I was not sure I was going to stick?? The pace began to pick up and I finished the book! Good read once into the book glad I stuck with it till the end. Enjoyed the book!!

ChristchurchLib Aug 09, 2016

Thriller. Still grieving the loss of his sister 15 years ago on 9/11, Kennedy is a security expert consulting for the TSA, traveling across the U.S. training agents to detect threats. He's good. So good, in fact, that a clandestine organization wants his help neutralizing a terrorist with global plans. With plenty of action and a tantalizing twist or two, The Asset is an "exhilarating" (Publishers Weekly) read, but it's Kennedy himself -- iron-willed yet still a bit tender -- who sets this novel apart.

Jul 11, 2016

This is listed as adult fiction - - major mistake! Should be in the ages 8 - - 10, or 8 - - 12 categories, definitely not adult level. Several people once remarked, never have so few read a book, while so many have written one - - and this is more than true for this author, who needs to read books in order to write them, not write from TV!
Not to be confused with John Burdett's outstanding book, The Bangkok Asset.


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