The Fifth Profession

The Fifth Profession

by David Morrell

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Overview

From the bestselling author of First Blood comes a spectacular thriller, in which a former Navy SEAL and a Japanese samurai master are bound together in a terrifying past that never happened.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446667586
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2002
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

David Morrell is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-eight books, including his award-winning Creepers. Co-founder of the International Thrillers Writers Organization, he is considered by many to be the father of the modern action novel. To learn more, go to www.davidmorrell.net.

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Fifth Profession 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing once I started this book I could never put it down.This kept me up 24/7 until I finished it.When you start this book is great and just when you think it can't get any better it does.The more you read the more you get sucked in(so if you have to work take this in short bursts).This book is thrilling from the prologue to the epilogue.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is more field operations tradecraft in this book than Bayers has aspirin, and so I have to wonder where it came from, what Mr. Morrell has done in his 'other' life or simply who taught him so well. The techniques and modus operandi employed by the chief protaganist, Mr. Savage, are chillingly realistic, and for me, therein lies much of the excitement and interest. Well worth the reading and pay special attention to the details of the 'tradecraft' demonstrated in this hard-hitting suspense thriller for Morrell discloses how it's done in the real world of executive protection support operations, counterespionage and antiterrorism. Great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I would recommend this book to anyone, the first hundred pages or so can be a bit of a struggle. David Morrell has an excellent command of the language and lays down the foundation for a terrific thriller, yet at points, he reiterates certain aspects of the characters (professional bodyguards) that make it kind of redundant and annoying ot read. If you can get past the first hundred pages (of 500) then the book really takes off.
Borg-mx5 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just your average run of the mill thriller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It gives insight into the deferences between Japanese and American beliefs. Also the defferences of their cultures. A novel that is hard to put down, once you've started, you feel the need to read it until it is finshed. Well written. Thank you for a great intriguing adventure. G.W. Johnson Sr
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And it still holds up..
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Great read
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Building gymnsium and everything
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flying_chunk More than 1 year ago
There were times in this book when I was going to take a break from reading, but once I finish the setnence I have to see what is going to happen next. Every bit of this book is filled with action. The characters where nicely thought out. I would reccomend this book to everyone who is a fan of action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is slow and very redundant. I loved First Blood and this is nothing like it. The whole story line is all over the place and when it finally did pull together it was lame.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book starts out as being very exciting but soon winds up being less than stellar towards the end. Some historical aspects of Japan are well-researched and nicely tie into the plot. The character development is done well but in the end the main character of Savage fails to impress. What started out as a capable and well-trained protector turns out to be an emotional and confused protagonist. The explanation for that is also not very convincing and is actually downright outrageous. But of course it is just a novel. Readers will find some good entertainment value in this novel and will get a glimpse into Japanese history and culture which is actually the book's main selling point.