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  • Published: 12 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9781787303218
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $32.99

Three Assassins

A propulsive new thriller from the bestselling author of BULLET TRAIN




Their mission is murder. His is revenge. A propulsive thriller from the prizewinning author of Bullet Train.

THEIR MISSION IS MURDER. HIS IS REVENGE. A propulsive new thriller from the bestselling author of BULLET TRAIN.

Suzuki is just an ordinary man until his wife is murdered. When he discovers the criminal gang responsible he leaves behind his life as a maths teacher and joins them, looking for a chance to take his revenge. What he doesn't realise is that he's about to get drawn into a web of unusual professional assassins, each with their own agenda.

The Whale convinces his victims to take their own lives using just his words.
The Cicada is a talkative and deadly knife expert.
The elusive Pusher dispatches his targets in deadly traffic accidents.

Suzuki must take each of them on, in order to try to find justice and keep his innocence in a world of killers.

  • Published: 12 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9781787303218
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Kotaro Isaka

Kotaro Isaka is a bestselling and multi-award-winning writer who is published around the world. He has won the Shincho Mystery Club Award, Mystery Writers of Japan Award, Japan Booksellers' Award and the Yamamoto Shugoro Prize and twelve of his books have been adapted for film or TV. He is the author of the internationall bestseller Bullet Train.

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Praise for Three Assassins

Isaka knows how to keep his readers on their toes. His characters are colourful, varied and morally despicable.

Crime Fiction Lover

Entertaining...high-speed...with lots of twists and turns...it has a Tarantino-meets-the-Coen-Brothers feel to it

The Times, on BULLET TRAIN

Unlike anything you're likely to have read before...white-hot with double-crosses

Financial Times, on BULLET TRAIN

High-octane...an unusual and thoroughly enjoyable read

Guardian, on BULLET TRAIN

[A] mesmerising tale of how life is simultaneously cheap and precious, and the past catches up with us all.

Laura Wilson, Guardian

Three Assassins...showcases Kotaro Isaka's Tarantinoesque blend of offbeat wit and stylised violence

James Owen, The Times

Delivers an unusual journey. The eponymous killers - along with a man bent on payback for the death of his wife - are engaged in a dance of death

Financial Times

Highly entertaining... grips with plenty of twists before delivering a stylish and fitting finale

Jon Coates, Sunday Express

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