The Mark of the Assassin - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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Epilogue Summary

An old villa hangs from a cliff top in Mykonos, Greece, looking over the sea. In it resides "October" having purchased it for cash through a bank wire. He spends the winter and spring completing renovations on the old and outdated structure, while his hand heals. By summer, he has learned passable Greek and rides his new bike into the village daily. By May, he begins to paint again, working his injured hand to stretch the scar tissue, producing mostly village and shoreline scenes. In August, he begins the portrait of Astrid, working from existing pencil sketches and, when finished, places it in a prominent place above the fireplace.

Epilogue Analysis

October has not, in fact, died, as Michael Osbourne suspects. He is obviously retired, however, and will finish his life in relative isolation, perhaps contemplating how his life might have been different...

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