By Graham Greene
Raven is an unsightly guy devoted to gruesome deeds. His cold-blooded killing of a eu Minister of conflict is an act of violence with chilling repercussions, not only for Raven himself yet for the state as a complete. the money he gets in money for the homicide is made of stolen notes. while the 1st of those is traced, Raven is a guy at the run. As he tracks down the agent who has been double-crossing him and makes an attempt to elude the police, he turns into either hunter and hunted: an unwitting weapon of a wierd type of social justice.
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