Book Review : Quantum of Tweed
In Quantum of Tweed, the author Conn Iggulden uses convenience and coincidence as effective tools to create an amusing story of Albert Rossi’s brief career as an assassin. This wasn’t a planned career move, though Albert was quite bored with his job as a gentlemen’s outfitter, and it wasn’t paying the bills. His overdraft was growing larger every year and the bank was becoming less patient. So the attraction of a quick payday and getting the bank off his case was very enticing.
Albert’s first job was completely accidental. He was driving home from work one Monday afternoon when he hit a pedestrian who ran out in front of him. He died instantly. Albert expected the police to come knocking but instead, he receives a phone call offering him another job and so begins his new career.
The book is part of the Quick Reads series and is a cleverly written, tongue-in-cheek story about a man who had never done a great deal in his life, who is suddenly plunged into the dark, but exciting, world of crime. His naivety and unpreparedness for such a career move adds to the humour.
Overall a fun story about working as an assassin!
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