aSmart, scathing, and verbally inventive to an astonishing degree, David J. Schow is one of the most interesting writers of his generation.aaPeter Straub aInter-what?a When advertising executive Conrad Maddox returns from a redeye flight and finds a mysterious locker key waiting in his rental car, he discovers a briefcase loaded with guns and money. Several hours later, his entire life tumbles down a rabbit hole when he meets Dandine, owner of the case and former contract assassin for a shadowy organization called Norco, which is now out to nail both of them. aInternecinea means conflict, mutual destruction, and slaughteraor, as Dandine tells Conrad, they are now inadvertently at play in a field of aterrorism, counter-assassination, military coups, dirty tricks, Watergate, spy vs. spy, murky secret organizations, that sort of thing.a A world in which being innocent canat save you, the police canat help you, and your only hope of getting out alive is to risk unheard-of dangers against opponents with nearly unlimited power. To free themselves from the spider web of black ops, murder, madness and betrayal, Dandine and Conrad must delve ever-deeper into the spiraling, dangerous maze that is Norco, where everyone seems to be in on the most lethal of gamesabexcept you.I slammed both eyes shut and stupidly braced against the dash, imagining impact , fire, my funeral. The khaki-colored Jeep Liberty spun out after getting a macro view of our left rear bumper. The shoulder was not guardrailed and we missedanbsp;...
|Author||:||David J. Schow|
|Publisher||:||Macmillan - 2010-08-03|