Book Review – The Intern’s Handbook [John Lago series]

4 stars. A seriously tongue-in-cheek assassin novel chock full of white-collar commentary (think Grosse Point Blank meets The Office), The Intern’s Handbook is a breezy guilty pleasure page turner that consistently delivers action, fun, and snark. The protagonist, John Lago, narrates from a tone of arrogant unlikability that is very humorous to read; his dry, factual observations really make the novel. I can see how some readers will never make it past his ego, which simultaneously makes the character shine brightly with realistic motivations and be a total jerk. The action is relentless and bombastic, inspiring thrills, eye rolls, and laughs in equal measure. This is a book to be enjoyed, not taken seriously, and I had a blast reading it.


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