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The Perfect Kill

(2013)
21 Laws for Assassins
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What is the definition of assassination? Robert B. Baer's boss at the CIA once told him, "It's a bullet with a man's name on it." Sometimes assassination is the senseless act of a psychotic, a bloodletting without social value. Other times, it can be the sanest and most humane way to change the course of conflict - one bullet, one death, case closed. Assassination has been dramatized by literature and politicized by infamous murders throughout history, and for Robert Baer, one of the most accomplished agents to ever work for the CIA, it's a source of endless fascination, speculation, and intrigue.

Over several decades, Baer served as an operative, from Iraq to New Delhi and beyond; notably, his career was the model for the acclaimed movie Syriana. In The Perfect Kill, he takes us on a serpentine adventure through the history of political murder; its connections to, and differences from, the ubiquitous use of drones in state-sponsored killing; his firsthand experience with political executions; and his decades-long cat-and-mouse hunt, across the Middle East and Europe, for the most effective and deadliest assassin of the modern age. A true maverick with an undeniably captivating personal story, Baer pulls back the curtain on the underbelly of world politics and the quiet murderers who operate on the fringe of our society.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins
Author(s): Robert Baer
ISBN: 0-297-86815-2 / 978-0-297-86815-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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October 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins
Author(s): Robert B Baer
ISBN: 0-399-16857-5 / 978-0-399-16857-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
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March 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins
Author(s): Robert Baer
ISBN: 0-85782-085-0 / 978-0-85782-085-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Swordfish
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

October 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins
Author(s): Robert B Baer
ISBN: 0-14-751650-1 / 978-0-14-751650-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Plume Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Perfect Kill: A Personal History of Modern Assassination
Author(s): Robert Baer
ISBN: 1-78022-839-2 / 978-1-78022-839-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins
Author(s): Robert Baer
ISBN: 0-297-86816-0 / 978-0-297-86816-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins
Author(s): Robert Baer
ISBN: 0-85782-086-9 / 978-0-85782-086-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Swordfish
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins
Author(s): Robert Baer
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   



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