Reseng is an assassin, and behind every assassination, there is an anonymous mastermind--a plotter--working in the shadows. Raised by a philosophical and cantankerous killer named Old Raccoon in his crime headquarters, The Library, Reseng has always been surrounded by plots--and by books that no one ever reads. When at last he steps outside the plot on a job, he risks his future--and uncovers an extraordinary scheme being cooked up by an eccentric trio of young women: a convenience store clerk, her wheelchair-bound sister, and a cross-eyed obsessive knitter. And they will push Resend to decide whether he will be used as a pawn, or if he can take control of the game.
Un-su Kim has written that rarest of novels, a cracking commercial crime novel that sings with the soul, wit, and lyricism of real literary craft. The Plotters is page-turning, hilarious, soul-searching, and deeply entertaining. It is a wake-up call to genre lovers and literary readers alike.