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Satori | Winslow, Don | Signed First Edition Book

SATORI by Don Winslow

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dustjacket, signed by the author. March 2011 NY: Grand Central ISBN 9780446561921
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Trevanian's Shibumi was a landmark bestseller, one of the classic international bestselling thrillers of the twentieth century. Now, chosen by Trevanian's heirs, the hugely admired writer Don Winslow returns with an irresistible "prequel": Satori.

It is the fall of 1951 and the Korean War is raging. Twenty-six-year-old Nicholai Hel has spent the last three years in solitary confinement at the hands of the Americans. Hel is a master of hodo korosu or "naked kill," and fluent in over six languages. Genius and mystic, he has honed extraordinary "proximity sense" an extra-awareness of the presence of danger and has the skills to be the world's most formidable assassin. The Americans need him. They offer Hel freedom in exchange for one small service: go to Beijing and kill the Soviet Union's Commissioner to China. It's almost certainly a suicide mission, but Hel accepts. Now he must survive violence, suspicion and betrayal while trying to achieve the ultimate goal of satori the possibility of true understanding and harmony with the world.

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4 of 5 Satori May 15, 2011
Reviewer: P. Sutton from Inglewood, West Australia  
I read the newsletter from VJ's about this book and was intrigued. I also went out and bought Shibumi which this book was devised from and I am glad I did.
Both books were an excellent read and although you don't need to read the first book from Trevanian it does help with some background.
Winslow is a gifted writer and has brought all the skill and the players into this book in an amazing capacity both following on the storyline but being different enough to be intriguing
but it is also a great story by itself. Trevanian followed the great assassin Nicholai Hei throughout most of his life and alluded to several years where he was tortured and where and why he started his career.
Winslow has done a brilliant job intermingling the stories and actually putting in people and events which were in the later parts of the Shibumi book.
Overall a great book and exceptionally well written.

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