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A very funny book ... makes many another comic novel look slow-witted in comparison Sunday Telegraph A terrific debut Daily Telegraph Clever and hilarious, with a story that is intricate, tense and well researched - and unstintingly joyous read Time Out A ripping spoof of the spy genre Vanity Fair
When Thomas Lang, a hired gun with a soft heart, is contracted to assassinate an American industrialist, he opts instead to warn the intended victim - a good deed that doesn't go unpunished. Within hours Land is butting heads with a Buddha statue, matching wits with evil billionaires, and putting his life (among other things) in the hands of a bevy of femmes fatales, whilst trying to save a beautiful lady ...and prevent an international bloodbath to boot.
From the Publisher
In a 'ripping spoof of the spy genre' (Vanity Fair), Hugh Laurie tells the tale of a former Scots Guard-turned-hired gun, a freelance soldier of fortune, who also happens to be one hell of a nice guy.
About the Author
Hugh Laurie was born in 1959. At Cambridge University he took part in a number of undergraduate revues, the last of which won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1981. Since university he has made his living as a writer, actor, director and musician, appearing in, amongst others, Blackadder, A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster and House. He lives in London with his wife and three children, and is utterly devoted to motorcycling.