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The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins

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The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins by Robert Baer is a very long memoir of a former CIA assassin.

0 out of 10 stars.  Very boring.  The writing style is full of lingo I don’t understand.  The subject matter is not nearly as exciting as it should be.

Supposedly this is a guide to the 21 laws for assassins.  That is the subtitle.  It’s not the book, however.

The author assumes that if you’re reading this memoir that you know something about Middle Eastern politics.  In fact, he is assuming you know quite a bit about Middle Eastern politics, so much detail that you’d have to read a lot of material on this area and know who all the factions are.  I don’t, so I was bored.  If I have to Google a group or political name every two sentences, I’ll stop reading and I did.

It seems every old white guy thinks his life is worth a memoir.  Yes, he probably led a very exciting life.  No, he didn’t convey that.  It was booooring.

0 out of 10 stars.  The title is catchy.  The book is not.

Reviewed by Colleen.


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