The Face of the Assassin (MP3-CD) (Unabridged)
The Face of the Assassin - MP3-CD - Unabridged Author:David Lindsey, Dick Hill (Narrator) The faceless are Paul Bern’s business. As a forensic artist in Austin, Texas, Paul painstakingly reconstructs the likenesses of unfortunate souls whose features have been obliterated by crime or accident. As macabre as his vocation may be, it has become a comfortable and lucrative routine - until the day a mysterious woman arrives at his s... more »tudio. The visitor brings two gifts. The first is a human skull she has smuggled out of Mexico. The second is a staggering secret that brings him eyeball to eyeball with a past he never knew he had.
Suddenly, Paul’s own government blackmails him into cooperating in a clandestine mission against a Middle Eastern terrorist group that has made the drug jungles of South America its staging ground. By using his own face as bait to lure the enemy, he will become all too intimate with the underworld of violence that he seeks to destroy, while thousands of lives hang in the balance of his intricate and dangerous deception.
Really a great read, from an writer that is consistantly first rate. The Mexico City setting for part of the book is fantastic, you can feel the city close in. Lindsey really gets Mexico City and through his writing skills and gift for great imagery, the city comes alive. The story is fast paced and riviting.
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Paul Bern is a forensic artist: that is, he reconstructs the missing, damaged features of people whose faces were disfigured by the events which killed them. At work on a new skull, he sees that the face he's creating is shockingly similar to his own. It turns out that the adopted Paul had a twin, a CIA agent who was murdered. And naturally, the government wants Paul to take over where his brother left off....