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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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3.0 out of 5 stars Historical connections needed!
I thimk the action described would be more believable if I had soom idea of the political and social conditions. This is not the authors problem but I couldnt relate to the violence or put it into any context.
Published 16 months ago by WPHennessy


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3.0 out of 5 stars Historical connections needed!, 18 Aug 2013
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I thimk the action described would be more believable if I had soom idea of the political and social conditions. This is not the authors problem but I couldnt relate to the violence or put it into any context.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, 17 Dec 2014
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There is no extreme violence in this book as previously reviewed, it's more of an insight into the corruption in Dominican republic last half of the book which was interesting. The assassin comes across as a two bit hood, he is virtually non existent in the actual story. Worth a read as its short and the Dominican stuff is interesting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 2 July 2014
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor read, 16 Jun 2014
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Too much political stuff and not enough about the assassin.
I would not recommend this book to anyone at all
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gift, 12 Jun 2014
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Arrived in good time and good condition. The required amount of wordage to complete this review is a pain in the bum. It can be said in 7
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average., 10 April 2014
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I don't understand some of the other reviews, I found this book neither great nor vile. I nearly gave up about a third of the way in but persisted and it improved.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good book. But very odd writing style!, 18 July 2014
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It is like two books stuck together with only a very casual connection. Both are interesting nonetheless and obviously well researched. But kind of pointless?! V strange.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better, 20 Sep 2014
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Starts out great then trails off to talk about the history of the government for the most of the book not evertz
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a rip-off, 15 Oct 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars disturbingly brilliant, 6 Jan 2014
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It's rare I buy an e-book that had previously only 2 star ratings at best but I was curious to know what the reviewers meant by "vile" . Well it is certainly vile in places but worth a hell of a lot more than 2 stars. Don't expect your average true crime book about a hitman paid to wipe out gangland rivals . This is more of a political venture into the murky history of the Dominican Republic - a place few know about , or even where the hell it is - and it sure ain't written by Thomas Cook. Oddly enough , half of the book isn't even about the main character (as he ends up out of harm's way , in a Spanish jail, long story) , but the sadistic , megalomaniac cravings of Dominican Republic's ex leader , and especially eventual intelligence chief Dr. Rosa . He - like the assassin himself - is completely dehumanised , and like Queenie from Blackadder , tends to wake up one morning and decide - often for the flimsiest of reasons - certain people must be got rid of . His main bugbear were communists closely followed by journalists and people who know too much or ask too many questions . Several truly sickening acts are described within . Pro-Castro/Cuban Political prisoners were set alight then put out and set alight again by the assassin and his fellow henchmen. PA systems were rigged up in torture cells so the next ones in could hear the screams that awaited them. Meanwhile bombs are planted by the regime who then announce it was `the work of the communists' to lose them support. The government is eventually overthrown but the new leader does not learn any lessons and allows one of the old guard , Dr Rosa , to become intelligence chief. It's almost like the old days as he orders hits on anyone vaguely left wing ("communists!!") and even one of his own men who asks for time off and money to visit his family! A woman who dares to enquire about her missing ("disappeared" perhaps a better word) is roughed up and taken to a cell where she is held down and brutally raped by a lesbian guard. And needless to say where opportunities exist for `dead commies' the CIA are never far away, giving secret backing to the atrocities . Thankfully one of Dr Rosa's high ranking staff has some morals and exposes his reign of terror , before taking exile in Venezuela. If that's spoilt it for you I assure you that is only the half of it. A disturbing lesson on what happens when fascists are allowed positions of power , and another black mark on the history of America for aiding this evil regime
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