Reseng, the adopted son of Old Raccoon, is raised as an assassin. Planning and preparing to kill someone he was commissioned to kill in a library that unused by people, Reseng gets less work after democratization as there is an increased security-related work from large corporations rather than contract killings. Moreover, after Reseng's colleague, Chu, is murdered by his friend, Hanja, the conflict with Hanja deepens. As he watches the security company run by Hanja flourish, Reseng thinks of escaping from everything that surrounds him. He sets out on a journey to his inner self, leaving behind the task of plotting death, but he meets another plotter, Mito.
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2010년에 출간된 김언수의 장편소설이다. 국내는 물론이고 2016년 프랑스 추리문학 대상후보에 오르는 등 영국, 프랑스, 독일, 미국 일본 등에 번역되어 대중들로 부터 높은 평가를 받고 있다. 2019년에 개정판을 내면서 문장과 내용을 전체적으로 다듬고 결말을 보완하였다. 한국문학에서는 드문 범죄스릴러인 <설계자들>은 다양한 인물들이 관계된 사건을 추적하는 과정에서 각자가 딛고 있는 현실의 한계를 인식하게 된다.
This is a novel by Kim Un-su, published in 2010. It has been translated and published in the UK, France, Germany, United States, and Japan, and has been well received by the public, even being shortlisted for Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere in France in 2016. The revised version was published in 2019 with more refined sentences and content in general and a supplemented ending. The Plotters, a crime thriller that is rare in Korean literature, recognizes the limits of reality that each character faces in the process of tracing events involving them.