New Thrilling Fiction Lures Fans into the Dark World of Assassins

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Author Gary LaPergola’s newly published book “A Rose To A Kill” explores the nature and nurture needed to mold the ultimate killing ‘machine’

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From author Gary LaPergola, A Rose To A Kill is a gripping tale of murder and mystery that drags fiction thriller fans and into the dark world of assassins. LaPergola’s story traces the beginnings and the evolution of the life of a young girl who was destined to become one of the world’s top assassins ever to have invaded the crime scene. Her trademark black rose at every murder scene arouses fear, mystery and intrigue shocking all of Europe.

The story opens with the intriguing background of Cerknica in the province of Slovenia. It is a small village nestled along the base of Cerknica Mountain. It is no ordinary mountain. Legend has it that it was inhabited by a witch for centuries until she was burned at the stake. This unassuming place marks the origin of the Black Rose.

Anastasia Bohinj, also known as Nasta, is no ordinary girl. She is dark like her father, with big brownish-green doe eyes, ever searching as if danger was always lurking. She possesses a quick-witted charm that would capture anyone’s heart. She is as sly and as cunning as a fox, quick as a tiger, with the grace of a cheetah. She is both envied and feared. This young Slovenian is somewhat of a legend at the ripe old age of 12.

When Nasta comes to London as an exchange student, she meets Nigel Brighton who was brilliant at training young operatives. Taking Nasta under his wings, Nasta hones her skills with one assignment after another. With her growing reputation as the feared Black Rose, she invites the ire of fellow assassin, Robert Etlaw whose only loyalty is towards money. As huge bounty for her head is offered, the young assassin becomes the target.

Filled with an intriguing set of characters, engaging narratives and unexpected twists and turns, A Rose To A Kill is a novel that will hook readers from beginning to end.

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A Rose To A Kill * by Gary LaPergola
Publication Date: April 16, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 202 pages; 978-1-4797-2608-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 202 pages; 978-1-4797-2609-7

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