The Mark of the Assassin - Prologue Summary & Analysis

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Prologue Summary

It is 1968, and three Soviet agents, with impeccable Czechoslovakian identities, have been secreted across the border into Austria. The man, woman, and teenager are to present themselves to the Austrian police as escapees from their homeland's Communist regime. Eventually, they will begin their covert activities in the West. The young teen, however, has been groomed for the specialized assassination unit of the KGB. Once the three are over the border and into a rural area, the teen, following orders, kills both the man and the woman, leaving his first trademark hit - three bullets into the face of his victim.

Prologue Analysis

The prologue lacks importance to the reader at this point and is used primarily to introduce a young man, who, by the age of 16 in 1968, is already a trained assassin for the KGB. He will obviously be operating in this capacity...

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