Fiction. Maura Nelson, who has a sophisticated background in science, medicine, and programming, has stumbled upon a way to execute someone using only the computers in her home office—silently, anonymously, leaving no trace of violence, so that her target appears to have died of natural causes. Maura tests her method by eliminating Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad, but this experience affects her so deeply that she doesn't want to continue alone. She entices Jack Plymouth into a partnership to rid the world of those they decide "need to be dead." Both a steamy romance and a cyber-thriller, MY IMMACULATE ASSASSIN raises disturbing and timely questions about the technology and morality of "idealistic" murder, carried out remotely.
"A vividly striking yet subtly nuanced portrait of a family's past and future emerges despite, or perhaps because of, a present mired in perplexing uncertainty and assured grief. A marvel."—Booklist
"A profoundly moving meditation on death, on a great and unsentimental familial love, on the role of storytelling, and on how hard it is to say goodbye to a beautiful life."—Jane McCafferty
David Huddle is the author of HAZEL (Tupelo Press, 2019) and more than twenty previous books, including fiction, essays, and poetry. His novel NOTHING CAN MAKE ME DO THIS (Tupelo, 2011) won the Library of Virginia Award for Fiction, and his Black Snake at the Family Reunion won the PEN New England Award for Poetry. He teaches at the Bread Loaf School of English and the Rainier Writing Workshop. A native of Ivanhoe, Virginia, Huddle has lived in Vermont for over four decades.
Author City: BURLINGTON, VT USA