Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hostile Takeover, the sequel to The Interns Handbook - Spotlight!

Hostile-takeover-9781476796185_hrI would like to share Hostile Takeover (Simon & Schuster; July 14) with you, the sequel to Shane Kuhn’s international bestselling thriller and soon to be a major motion picture, The Interns Handbook starring Dave Franco. Full of suspense, thrills, and dark humor, Kuhn’s infamous protagonist and proficient assassin, John Lago, has returned for an even more gripping thriller that you won’t be able to put down!  

John Lago is forced to return to the position he swore her never return to again: the intern. After his wife Alice takes on a new target, John will have to fight by her side in order to save Human Resources, Inc. and their marriage.  

Professional assassin John Lago faces off against his deadliest adversary yet—his wife—in Hostile Takeover, the exciting sequel to Shane Kuhn’s bestselling debut The Intern’s Handbook, which the New York Post called “a sexy, darkly comic thriller.”

At the end of The Intern’s Handbook, John tracks down his nemesis Alice but instead of putting a bullet in her head, he puts a ring on her finger and marries her. Together, they execute a hostile takeover of Human Resources, Inc., the “placement agency” that trains young assassins to infiltrate corporations disguised as interns and knock off high profile targets. As HR’s former top operatives, they are successful until conflicting management styles cause an ugly breakup that locks John out of the bedroom and the boardroom.   But when Alice takes on a new HR target, John is forced to return to the office battlefield in a role he swore he would never play again: the intern. What starts out as a deadly showdown turns into the two of them fighting side by side to save HR, Inc.—and their marriage.  “Those who like Dexter will love John Lago” (Booklist), and in Shane Kuhn’s sequel to The Intern’s Handbook, readers will be rooting for this smart, witty antihero to come out on top.


John Lago spends the majority of his time sucking up to hedge fund big wigs and powerful lawyers by making copies and brewing perfect cups of coffee. He could tell his superiors his name a hundred times and they would still forget 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 with total abandon and unlimited access; but what they don’t know is that there is more to John Lago than just an intern…

** Soon to be a Major Motion Picture by Sony Pictures, with Dave Franco (Neighbors, 21 Jump Street) attached to star ** 
One of the best books of 2014, coming in a new trade paperback edition 
this February 2015! 

Simon & Schuster


John Lago is a very bad guy. But he’s the very best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level companies and assassinate crooked executives while disguised as an intern. That’s the secret behind HR, Inc., the elite “placement agency” that doubles as a network of assassins for hire who take down high-profile targets that wouldn’t be able to remember an intern’s name if their lives depended on it.

At the ripe old age of almost twenty-five, John Lago is nearing his mandatory retirement with HR Inc. His last assignment is at New York City’s most prestigious law firm on assignment to assassinate one of the firm’s most heavily guarded partners.
Part confessional, part DIY manual, The Intern’s 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. 
Shane Kuhn is a writer and filmmaker with twenty years of experience working in the entertainment business and the ad world. In feature film, he has writing credits with Universal, Paramount, Sony, and Fox, and a writing and directing credit with Lionsgate. In the world of independent film, he is one of the four original founders of the Slamdance Film Festival and currently serves as an Executive Board member of Slamdance, Inc. A shameless product pusher in the ad world, he has worked as a copywriter, creative director, and broadcast video director and producer for several notable brands and charitable organizations.  

Visit Shane Kuhn’s Website: http://shanekuhn.com
Shane Kuhn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShaneSKuhn