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The Plotters

The Plotters

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Plotters are the hitmen of Korea..

  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

Plotters are just pawns like us. A request comes in and they draw up the plans. There’s someone above them who tells them what to do. And above that person is another plotter telling them what to do. You think that if you go up there with a knife and stab the person at the very top, that’ll fix everything. But no-one’s there. It’s just an empty chair.

Reseng was raised by cantankerous Old Raccoon in the Library of Dogs.  It’s a hub for Seoul’s organised crime, and a place where contract killings are plotted and planned. So it’s no surprise that Reseng has grown up to become one of the best hitmen in Seoul.

But after he takes pity on a target and lets her die how she chooses, he finds his every move is being watched. Is he finally about to fall victim to his own game?

Travel Guide

Travel with the BookTrail to Seoul

This is Korea and not as you know it. Since it is such a secretive country anyway, who in the West or anywhere to be precise, knows much about it. Who knows how society works and in particular the underworld of that society.

This is a novel where plotters plan their kill and hire assassins to do the job. The city becomes one giant black maze filled with shadows and barely no means of escape. The locations in the novel are Korean but there are few specific places. Even those which seem real such as the infamous Doghouse Library is not what it seems. Not a library, but the HQ of the plotters. Old Racoon however does love his books…

This is raw, visceral and bleak Korea and not for the fainthearted.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Plotters

Destination: Korea, Seoul  Author/guide: Un Su Kim Departure Time: 2000s

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