Skinner

Author:   Charlie Huston
Publisher:   Little Brown and Company
ISBN:  

9780316133708


Pages:   400
Publication Date:   15 April 2016
Format:   Paperback
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Skinner--known by the name of the psychological experiment that fostered his emotionless brutality--founded his career in asset protection on fear. To touch anyone under Skinner's protection was to invite destruction. A savagely effective methodology, until Skinner's CIA handlers began to fear him as much as his enemies did and banished him to the hinterlands of the intelligence community. Now, a cyber-terrorist attack on the US power grid is about to end that long exile. His asset is Jae, a roboticist with a gift for seeing the underlying systems violently shaping a new era of global guerrilla warfare. At the root of is all is a young boy, the innocent seed of a plot grown in the slums of Mumbai. Brought to flower, that plot will tip the balance of world power in a perilous new direction. A combination of Le Carre spycraft with Stephenson techno-philosophy, SKINNER is the triumphant novel that delivers a new kind of thriller for a new kind of world.

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Author:   Charlie Huston
Publisher:   Little Brown and Company
Imprint:   Little Brown and Company
Dimensions:   Width: 13.70cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 20.80cm
Weight:   0.340kg
ISBN:  

9780316133708


ISBN 10:   0316133701
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   15 April 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Mind-bendingly original, from the characters, to the dialogue, to the sensory-overloaded world. A tour-de-force. Add Huston to the A-list. -- Booklist (starred review)


Skinner is an up-to-the-second thriller, combining big ideas, gouts of blood and a fascinating mix of damaged characters. Cleveland Plain-Dealer


PRAISE FOR SKINNER AND CHARLIE HUSTON: A thriller for the Edward Snowden Summer . . . Mr. Huston is renowned for making the fantastic believable. Wall Street Journal


Charlie Huston is where it's at. -- Washington Post PRAISE FOR SKINNER AND CHARLIE HUSTON: [A] tour de force... SKINNER is mind-bendingly original, from the characters, to the dialogue, to the sensory-overloaded world that feels eerily like the one we're about to live in. Add Huston to the A-list. -- Booklist (starred review) A death-defying talent. -- New York Times Book Review Charlie Huston is the real deal. --Peter Straub Brutal, visceral, violent, edgy, and brilliant. --Harlan Coben Fun and inventive . . . An espionage thriller for the information age with echoes of John Le Carre and William Gibson. --CNN.com Skinner is an up-to-the-second thriller, combining big ideas, gouts of blood and a fascinating mix of damaged characters. Cleveland Plain-Dealer Its fluency with both the world of spies and of high technology, like Olen Steinhauer by way of William Gibson, makes it a gripping read, [and] the humanity Skinner finds in himself is genuinely touching. USA TODAY PRAISE FOR SKINNER AND CHARLIE HUSTON: A thriller for the Edward Snowden Summer . . . Mr. Huston is renowned for making the fantastic believable. Wall Street Journal Mind-bendingly original, from the characters, to the dialogue, to the sensory-overloaded world. A tour-de-force. Add Huston to the A-list. Booklist (starred review) Skinner is of the moment. . . . While Skinner has its share of bone-crunching fight scenes, Huston channeled [his] anger into a book with a highly complex picture of how people live at opposite ends of the economic spectrum. Los Angeles Times PRAISE FOR SKINNER AND CHARLIE HUSTON: A thriller for the Edward Snowden Summer . . . Mr. Huston is renowned for making the fantastic believable. Wall Street Journal Skinner is of the moment. . . . While Skinner has its share of bone-crunching fight scenes, Huston channeled [his] anger into a book with a highly complex picture of how people live at opposite ends of the economic spectrum. Los Angeles Times Skinner is an up-to-the-second thriller, combining big ideas, gouts of blood and a fascinating mix of damaged characters. Cleveland Plain-Dealer PRAISE FOR SKINNER AND CHARLIE HUSTON: A thriller for the Edward Snowden Summer . . . Mr. Huston is renowned for making the fantastic believable. Wall Street Journal PRAISE FOR SKINNER AND CHARLIE HUSTON: A thriller for the Edward Snowden Summer . . . Mr. Huston is renowned for making the fantastic believable. -- Wall Street Journal


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Charlie Huston is the author of Sleepless, the bestsellers The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death and The Shotgun Rule, the Henry Thompson trilogy, the Joe Pitt casebooks, and several titles for Marvel Comics. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.

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