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The post office is about a first rate assassin Known as Jimmy King - once a child prostitute and junkie, now a cold-hearted killer, living by a code known as 'the way.' The post office is a front for an underworld syndicate known as the guild, offering murder for hire to the greatest of assassins. But Jimmy King is discovering the dark creature that he is and the sinister nature of the guild that oversees his life. One way or another, he palns to leave this dark path. The guild has other plans.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   criminal's rise in a crime organization Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics:    -   Cynical or arrogant


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts Unusual forms of death    -   eaten    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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