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Book: School of the Assassins by W.K. Blais

Book: School of the Assassins by W.K. Blais

categories: Book, Contemporary Fiction, Political Intrigue, African American, Police Procedural, Detective, LA Crime Fiction, Literary, Men's War, Adventure, Action Thriller


W.K. Blais

Author W.K. Blaisabout this book: The Ghost Writer meets A History of Violence in this strikingly original thriller about a South African refugee pitted against an international gauntlet of obstacles as he seeks justice for his murdered and displaced family.

When Pieter Durant’s American mother is killed during an invasion of their South African farm—one more victim in a spreading wave of violence—he pledges vengeance against her killer, Govan Seme. But his only sister, Jessie, is poised to begin her freshman semester at Princeton, and he must suddenly shoulder the costs.

Falling in with the exodus of mercenaries heading to Iraq in 2007, Pieter confronts hostile landscapes that leave him unsure of who is a friend and who is an enemy. When an injury forces him to Los Angeles three years later to recover at the home of his mother’s relatives, he never suspects that his visit will plunge him into the vortex of a crime-syndicate coup.

The FBI sting that follows, along with the faith of his American lover, provide the keys to unlock his destiny—and his most harrowing challenge to come.


• Best-selling thriller author Brad Meltzer recommends, "Support first time novelists: School of the Assassins".

• Reviewers are saying: "Engrossing summer read. Hollywood blockbuster future."

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