Daniel Silva (novelist) Writing Styles in The Mark of the Assassin

Daniel Silva (novelist)
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Point of View

Author Silva presents his tale with a third person, total omniscient point of view. This approach is essential to the plot, because, only in this manner, can the reader understand the intricacies of the conspiracy networks and the personal philosophies of those involved in such conspiracies. If one were only to read of Mitchell Elliott's activities, for example, it would be difficult to understand his motivations. His thoughts, however, allow the reader to understand the personal philosophy of an individual whose religious beliefs include the God-given right of certain individuals to place themselves above man-made law and to group together as an elite force, able to commit heinous acts and crimes and to enrich themselves in the process. The thoughts of "October" provide insight into his early years and development, and his training and "brainwashing" by his handler Vladimir, so that he became the killing machine...

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