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The Mantis

The Mantis by Kotaro Isaka

Author: Kotaro Isaka


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Page Count:272

Date Published:25 Apr 2024



Good dad or good assassin? Can he be both?

From the internationally bestselling author of BULLET TRAIN: A seemingly ordinary family man tries to juggle his home life with his job as a hitman.

Picture a mantis raising up its blades.

Kabuto is an ordinary guy; stressed with work, hassled by his wife and disrespected by his teenage son. No wonder he visits his doctor so often. Except the ‘Doctor’ is actually his handler, and Kabuto is a hired assassin. Because although he may seem like a small man at home, Kabuto is really good at killing people.

The mantis actually thinks it can win…

But Kabuto is worn out with the business of murder. So he’s trying to pay his way out with a few last jobs. But when the final assignment puts his unsuspecting family in danger, Kabuto realises he is going to need every deadly skill he knows to keep them alive.

Even though it’s tiny, it’s still ready to fight to the death.


‘Showcases Isaka’s Tarantinoesque blend of offbeat wit and stylised violence’ The Times

‘Unusual and thoroughly enjoyable’ Guardian

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