John Lago is an intern at one of the biggest law firms in New York. He clocks 80 hours a week getting coffee, answering phones, and doing all of the sh*t work no one else wants to do…and he doesn’t make a dime. John’s the best intern the firm has ever had, but he’s not paying his dues so he can claw his way to the top of the corporate food chain. John was hired to assassinate one of the firm’s high profile, heavily guarded partners. His internship is the perfect cover; enabling him to gather intel and secure the access he needs to execute a clean, untraceable kill.

Part “Gross Pointe Blank,” part Beat The Reaper, part American Psycho, The Intern’s Handbook introduces us to the mind of a killer that we can’t help but eventually care and want redemption for.

The Intern’s Handbook is John Lago’s unofficial survival guide for new recruits at Human Resources, Inc. – John’s real employer and a front for one of the most elite assassin training and “placement” programs in the world. But what starts as a handbook becomes a darkly comic memoir somewhere along the way. Within, John chronicles his final assignment at one of New York’s most infamous law firms - a twisted, violent thrill ride pitting him against the strongest adversary he has ever faced – a federal agent assigned to investigate the same law firm partner John has been hired to kill. In juxtaposition to the Handbook’s blood soaked bravado are FBI wiretap transcripts in which John unwittingly exposes the deep scars from his horrific childhood, his longing to connect with his true family, and his hope that love will help him find redemption from the body count that haunts his past and threatens his future.


Rights owned by