Thursday, November 05, 2015

Ten top assassination plots in fiction

Jonathan Lee's latest novel is High Dive. One of his top ten assassination plots in fiction, as shared at the Guardian:
The Man With the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming

No list of assassination plots would be complete without a little 007. The writing in The Man With the Golden Gun may not be as compelling as it is in some of Fleming’s other novels, but the story is desperately addictive. Bond is sent to Jamaica to kill a Cuban assassin called Scaramanga, a character apparently named after a hated contemporary of Fleming’s at Eton. With a schoolboy’s taste for entertainment, Fleming takes his revenge with a few strokes of ink.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue