Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rules for Assassins

Throughout history, from Cesar thru Lincoln, from Archduke Ferdinand and Gandhi through the Kennedys and Malcolm X, a bullet has changed the world.

But what’s different when assassination is not a random deranged act, but an instrument of policy. First, it’s the stuff of movies. Think about it;  The Manchurian Candidate, Day of the Jackal, Executive Action, Parallax View, to name a few. Add to this list, Syriana, a story based on the life of former CIA operative Robert Baer.

Baer has now codified his unique line of work in The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins

My conversation with Robert Baer:

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