The Intern's Handbook

The Intern s Handbook Interns are invisible That s the mantra behind HR Inc an elite placement agency that doubles as a network of assassins for hire taking down high profile executives who wouldn t be able to remember a

  • Title: The Intern's Handbook
  • Author: Shane Kuhn
  • ISBN: 9781476733807
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Interns are invisible That s the mantra behind HR, Inc an elite placement agency that doubles as a network of assassins for hire, taking down high profile executives who wouldn t be able to remember an intern s name if their lives depended on it.At the ripe old age of twenty five, John Lago is already New York City s most successful hit man He s also an intern at a pInterns are invisible That s the mantra behind HR, Inc an elite placement agency that doubles as a network of assassins for hire, taking down high profile executives who wouldn t be able to remember an intern s name if their lives depended on it.At the ripe old age of twenty five, John Lago is already New York City s most successful hit man He s also an intern at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, clocking eighty hours a week getting coffee, answering phones, and doing all the grunt work no one else wants to do But he isn t trying to claw his way to the top of the corporate food chain He was hired to assassinate one of the firm s heavily guarded partners His internship is the perfect cover, enabling him to gather intel and gain access in order to pull off a clean, untraceable hit.The Intern s Handbook is John Lago s unofficial survival guide for new recruits at HR, Inc Rule 4 Learn how to make the perfect cup of coffee you make an exec the best coffee he s ever had, and he will make sure you re at his desk every morning for a repeat performance That s repetitive exposure, which begets access and trust 44% of my kills came from my superior coffee making abilities Part confessional, part how to, the handbook chronicles John s final assignment, a twisted thrill ride in which he is pitted against the toughest and sexiest adversary he s ever faced Alice, an FBI agent assigned to take down the same law partner he s been assigned to kill.

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    About “Shane Kuhn

    • Shane Kuhn

      Shane Kuhn is a writer, director, and producer with fifteen years of experience working in the entertainment business and advertising He is also one of the original cofounders of the Slamdance Film Festival.



    875 thoughts on “The Intern's Handbook

    • Corporate satire disguised as action novel.Q:“Intern maggot?”“Yes, sir.”(c)Q:Interns are invisible. You can tell executives your name a hundred times and they will never remember it because they have no respect for someone at the bottom of the barrel, working for free. The irony is that they will heap important duties on you with total abandon. The more of these duties you voluntarily accept, the more you will get, simultaneously acquiring TRUST AND ACCESS. Ultimately, your target will t [...]


    • John Lago is an assassin disguised as an intern. Interns are invisible, and that makes it the best costume for an assassin. He has been doing this for years now, and he's in his last mission. He's planning of retiring, and his last mission is not the easiest one of all. This was a mixture of craziness and awesome action. It was really hard to like during the first part, but once I've grown to like the main character, the novel was very fast paced. In a way, it was a simple story, but there were [...]


    • 3.5 STARSI am wet shoes.I am cold, damp breath.I am sweating hands.I am gravity crushing the grass beneath my boots.I am Kevlar and metal and lead.I am laser sighting.I am death.And I am coming.It feels like yesterday I was just writing a review about a sociopathic young male assassin facing THE conflict that will change his life.The difference between that book and this one of course being, John Lago (the author of this handbook) reminds me a bit of Drew Evans… without the manwhoring, misogyn [...]


    • It's been brought to my attention that this book is also called "Kill Your Boss." Hah. Cute.* * * * *I got this book through GR's first-read giveaway. What drew me in at first was the cover art (so gimmicky, it's got to be one of my favorites), the whole "assassin posing as an intern" premise, and the promise of humor. So I went into this book expecting a fun read.It was not a fun read. It's actually a screenplay given a lot of padding to look like a book. Why this story isn't a movie but a book [...]


    • I received an ARC from Simon & Schuster Canada.This book read like an action movie (which makes sense since Shane Kuhn works in film): lots of action, but poor characterization, a nonsensical conceit, and shoddy plotting. The main character, John Lago, is basically a 25-year-old James Bond, but without the glamour or MI6 background. What Lago has in common with Bond is having no conscience and basically womanizing all day long. He drinks, he does drugs, he survives impossible situations, inv [...]


    • 3.5 Stars Buddy read with AshIts John’s final assignment before he is forced into retirement at the ripe old age of 25, he has made it longer than most the people he started out in the assassin business with. As a parting gift he is giving the next generation of assassins an instruction manual of sorts so they might be better prepared for the life they’ve chosen.Don’t kid yourself. If you’re going to do this, you can’t ever try to justify it. You are the bad guy, and that is your role. [...]


    • John Lagos is an assassin. He has been an assassin since he was 12 years old. He is 25 and ready to retire although he is a bit suspicious on what "retire" means in his business and especially to his boss. He works for a mysterious company that specializes in high end assassinations usually putting the hit man into an intern's position at the company where their high profile victims reside. Why interns, you ask? As John Lagos' boss, Bob, states"Interns are invisible. You can tell an executive yo [...]


    • This book was powerfully terrible. The writing was appaling; the story is fraught with cliches, inconsistency, and piss-poor action sequencesHere's my top 2, of many, problems with the book.-The main character exhibits probably the most inconsistent, incongruous personality I've ever seen. He talks many times about how he is an emotionless robot with no qualms about killing whoever he has to, stating that he has no moral code and no ability to connect emotionally He then routinely exhibits stron [...]


    • An action movie on paper, but suspension of disbelief can only hold for an hour or two. I'll buy that John is a serious bad-a$$ and can perform feats of strength, agility, and stamina that we mere mortals have trouble comprehending, but the point where he got a piece of his heel shot off and could still walk was just nonsense. The plot got more and more contrived as it went, jumping the shark without a backward glance around 2/3 of the way through the book. And i got really, really tired of John [...]


    • Refreshingly different! I won this book on . My honest review is that I have found a new favorite author. This book was a humorous but carefully crafted look at an assassin's trade. I loved the writing, the pacing and the plots. Highly recommend!!


    • Things that make a book FREAKING AWESOME!:·Great premise·Compelling lead·Twists whenever you don't see them coming·Trigger happy people·A writer that knows how to make exciting the on paper most boring details about for example, the inner workings of a gun.·Another twist that will leave you ·THE TWIST THAT WILL LEAVE YOU LIKE I DON'T HAVE A GIF FOR THAT.


    • Fasten your seatbelts, you are in for a wild ride! The chase scene in "Bullitt" is a Sunday ride in the country compared to this!! Shane Kuhn has written my favorite novel in 2014!


    • I can't believe this book almost got 5 stars! I mean, to be fair this was Shane Kuhn's first novel and not everyone is going to write Carrie as their first novel, but this book was NOT worthy of even 2 stars, let-alone 4!The main character, John Lago, is just . . . awful! Everyone can see it's basically James Bond and Barney Stinson put into one obnoxious, self obsessed, douche, right? He's suppose to be smooth like 007, but has a cocky humor like Stinson. Then he's suppose to be this murderer w [...]


    • NEČTĚTE TUHLE KNÍŽKU! Myslím to vážně! Protože jestli ji někdo přečtete a pak se mi ji pokusíte byť jen jedním slovem pohanit, budu vás muset zabít! Akce syrová jako tatarák,cynismus tuhý jak stará mrtvola,suchý humor,ironie, možná bude kratší vyjmenovat,co mi v knížce chybělo - NIC. A dokonce i děj! Wow,to byla jízda! Kdo uhodne předem všechny jeho kličky, musí být zpropadenej génius. A pokud si stejně jako já děláte v průběhu čtení mentální pozná [...]


    • 4.5 starsI won this book in a Giveaway, and it is the first I have read by Shane Kuhn.This comedic/thriller is the story of John Lago, a hit man who gains access to his targets by infiltrating their organizations as a lowly intern. There were parts of this that were tongue-in-cheek hysterical, mixed in with all the great elements and drama of a thriller. Emotion? Yes, this book has that as well. What starts out as a "handbook" to would-be employees of Human Resources, Inc turns into a very well [...]


    • *smích*Oh shit Shane Kuhn je jako malé dítě.Dítě, které s potěšením sleduje mravenečky a pak je prstíkem morduje. Hezky jednoho po druhém. Chudáčci maličcí. Úplně jsem ho viděla, jak se zamyšleným výrazem přemýšlí, koho ještě ve svém příběhu zabije. :D Pokud jste se někdy chtěli stát vrahem, je tato kniha přesně pro vás.Plná sarkasmu, cynismu a ironie. Slušná zápletka a tisíce druhů všech možných zbraňovitých zbraní pod sluncem. Totálně sympat [...]


    • Full review over at Fantasy Book Critic. ANALYSIS: There are some books that draw you in with their blurb descriptions about their protagonists such as Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells, Beat The Reaper by Josh Bazzell, etc and then completely hook you in with the content matter. The Intern’s Handbook seemed to be another such book and I couldn’t wait to read it and see how it would pan out.The story begins as a series of chapters in a handbook tha [...]


    • Hi. My name is Cyndi and I'm addicted toevision. You thought I was going to say books, didn't you? Well, that addiction is a given, right? But I'm also a tv junkie.In our house there is never any, "My children never watch tv." (Read that with a snooty accent, please.) Nope. We love tv AND books.Anyway, that is why I often compare books to a tv show, and that is why I think this book was a bit like 'Burn Notice.' There is a 'voice over' feel to the story while he is giving the best methods to ass [...]


    • V zahraničí je tento thriller známy pod dvomi názvami - The Intern's Handbook (Príručka stážistu) a Kill Your Boss (Zabi svojho šéfa). Osobne sa mi viac páči názov The Intern's Handbook - práve tým totiž kniha je. Hlavný hrdina John Lago nerozpráva len o súčasných udalostiach, ale zároveň spomína na mnohé predchádzajúce úlohy, hodnotí veci z pohľadu skúseného nájomného vraha a dáva tipy svojim potencionálnym nasledovníkom. Táto netradične zvolená forma sa [...]


    • The Intern’s Handbook is an entertaining, subversive thriller.John Lago works for an organization called HR, Inc. Its mandate? To put highly trained young assassins into low level positions that give them access to valuable targets. Because no one looks twice at the intern. Approaching age 25, John embarks on his final mission. He’s embedded into a high end NYC law firm, one of whose partners is selling the identities of locations of people in witness protection. John’s assignment is compl [...]


    • I got my hands on an advanced reader's copy of this book and I enjoyed it even though I felt it came off the rails a bit in the last 5 chapters. I was hooked by the concept, "Hit men pose as interns to assassinate VIPs because no one gives a damn about interns but everyone loves to have free labor around". Fun stuff.I would definitely recommend Joseph Garber's Vertical Run for anyone who enjoyed The Intern's Handbook. Plot: David Elliot shows up to his job like every day and then his boss tries [...]


    • The front of the book states it is a thriller. However I shelfed this one as humor. So where does it fit? I really do not know. Written by an intern as a handbook for new employees of HR Inc a company of assassins, and detailing his last job, this is an oddball. I found it to be a humorous read because the main character is quite an oddball with a very droll sense of humor. The author does manage to throw in some nice twists that could jack this one up to a thriller. Don't worry about where to s [...]


    • Don't know where to start here John Lago is one badass hitman and he's writing a guid for whoever's taking his place after retirement--you. He's speaking directly to you.Very realistic character settings with R-rated language. Plus the tons of movie references.


    • Sleek, quick, violent, funny, surprising and inventive, with a surprisingly creamy, chewy emotional center. Picked up out of curiousity, put down in the wee hours when I ran out of pages to turn.


    • This book is sloppy in the way most action screenplays are, while trying way too hard to be cool. I think Kuhn wants this to be a cross between Fight Club and Grosse Point Blank, but it just feels like a pale echo of better movies like those.I didn't realize this was written by a screenwriter until I got to the twelfth movie reference and read the author's bio. Then the main character goes to work at the law firm of "Bendini, Lambert & Locke." Bendini, Lambert & Locke is the evil law fir [...]


    • Initially 5 stars.I hesitate to read this because I was slightly affected with readers comment/ maybe I was just lazy. Book hopping is my thing nowadays.I like John Lago narration of his life in sarcastic, most descriptive ways in every highly exaggerated manner. Well he is professional high-profile assassin. So, it's a MUST. John was on his last assignment before he retired and lead a clean life. However, this assignment doesn't have specific target, he must discover himself by masking himself [...]


    • I purchased this completely on a whim after a crappy day at work, the title of the book just screamed out for me to buy it (my version is called 'kill your boss' and not 'the interns handbook')When I started reading it I was hooked John Lago is a hitman who gets sent to companies to infiltrate them from the bottom and work his way up to the top by gaining the trust of the fat cats only for him to assassinate them in inventive ways that are fitting to their crimes.Lago starts off describing what [...]


    • Interesting book. Set up as a handbook being produced for "new assassins" going to work for his employer the book is readable and it holds the interest. I can't really go above 3 stars here as while I like it pretty well it never drew me in, it was never more than a mildly readable book. Where I've gone so far as to be concerned about how interested I was in other "assassin" based novels, this one was sort ofjust a book. Don't get me wrong, it gets my recommendation as a read. Try it yourself an [...]


    • Disclaimer: I received this book for free through First Reads.I loved this! I thought this was well-written, with an engaging plot line and my type of humor. I found it to be similar in style to Christopher Moore, in terms of humor and gore, and a little bit of Chuck Pahlaniuk (sp?), in terms of violence and the 'off the grid' type lifestyle of the main character. I was surprised several times throughout the novel by twists in the plot, and the story line kept me guessing throughout. I would say [...]


    • After months reading I've finally finished!I loved the idea. The beginning was awesome. Then it started to be soooo boring and so repetitive. I slowly started to hate every character. And the ending? Was freaking amazing! Did not see that coming at all. Still, quite disappointed.An advice: Do not bring the book with you if you have an internship. :D


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