Shane Kuhn in #litchatFilmmaker and author Shane Kuhn is guest host of #litchat April 16, 2014 at 4 p.m. E.D.T. Follow #litchat with Shane in Twitter, or login to our dedicated channel at

In Shane Kuhn‘s debut novel, The Intern’s Handbook, John Lago is an intern at one of the biggest law firms in Manhattan, clocking 80 hours a week getting coffee, answering phones, and doing all of the shit work no one else wants to do… and he doesn’t make a dime. But John isn’t climbing the corporate ladder. He was hired to assassinate one of the firm’s high profile, heavily guarded partners and his internship is the perfect cover, giving him access to execute a clean, untraceable kill.

The Intern's HandbookThe Intern’s Handbook is John’s unofficial survival guide for new recruits at Human Resources, Inc., his real employer and a front for an elite assassin “placement” program. What starts as a handbook becomes a darkly comic memoir as John chronicles his final assignment and takes the reader on a thrill ride in which he is pitted against his strongest adversary—Alice, a federal agent investigating the same law firm partner John’s been hired to kill. In juxtaposition to the handbook’s bravado are FBI surveillance transcripts in which John unwittingly exposes the deep scars from his horrific childhood, longs to connect with his true family, and hopes to find redemption from the body count that haunts his past and threatens his future.

Shane Kuhn is a writer and filmmaker with twenty years of experience working in the entertainment business and the advertising world. In feature film, he has writing credits with Universal, Paramount, Sony, and Fox, and a writing and directing credit with Lionsgate. In the world of independent film, he is one of the four original founders of the Slamdance Film Festival and currently serves as an executive board member of Slamdance, Inc. A shameless product pusher in the ad world, he has worked as a copywriter, creative director, and broadcast video director and producer for several notable brands and charitable organizations. As a college baseball player, he threw a fastball in the low 90s but his career was cut short by a Bull Durham strike zone. The Intern’s Handbook is his first novel. He lives with his wife and family in a bi-coastal/mountain migration pattern that includes Massachusetts, Colorado, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

View the video trailer of The Intern’s Handbook.

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