By John Twelve Hawks
THE most threatening murderer IS the one that BELIEVES he's ALREADY DEAD.
A razor-sharp, high-tech, wildly creative new novel from across the world bestselling writer John Twelve Hawks, Spark includes a narrator not like any in contemporary fiction--a guy whose view of lifestyles and loss of life isn't like whatever you've ever imagined.
Jacob Underwood is a freelance worker of the specified prone part, a small shadow division buried in the multinational company DBG, situated in ny urban. Jacob isn't really a businessman . . . he's a employed murderer . . . and his activity is to neutralize difficulties deemed unacceptable by means of the company. yet Jacob isn't really like different staff, neither is he like folks. After a catastrophic motorbike coincidence leaves him with Cotard's syndrome--an real situation that factors these troubled to think they're dead--Jacob perceives himself as not anything yet a "Shell," without feelings and no tether to the concept that of correct and wrong.
Emily Buchanan is a vibrant younger second-year affiliate for DBG, and he or she has disappeared with out a hint. Suspecting that Emily has stolen both great sums of cash or priceless info from the corporate, Ms. Holquist, Jacob's handler at DBG, assigns him the duty of monitoring down the younger lady and neutralizing her. Jacob's situation permits him to hold out assignments with ruthless, logical precision, without guilt, worry, or dishonor. yet as his new project attracts him inside of a labyrinthine community of darkish dealings, Jacob reveals himself up opposed to whatever he's thoroughly incapable of understanding.
Shifting with riveting precision from manhattan to London, Paris to New Delhi, Spark is a mystery that delves into the surveillance nation we prognosticate this day . . . and should stay in the next day. within the fingers of grasp storyteller John Twelve Hawks, a different character's startling transformation involves existence, making Spark a mystery that resonates and satisfies on many levels.
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The mount captain laughed heartily beneath his steel hel met, elbowing the sailor sitting next to him, then said in a deep voice, “You ain’t no newbie, sir. Don’t let Mr. Tremain fool you here, boys. ” “Maybe. ” The mount captain raised an open palm. “I know all about it. You submariners can’t talk about nothing. You’ve probably sunk more ships than Smitty here’s ever set eyes on, but you can’t tell us a lick about it. I know, I know, the silent service and all that hoo-hah! Well, don’t you worry none, Commander.
Blinking signal lamps ﬂashed from their superstructures as signalmen on the darkened bridges translated and relayed messages back and forth between ships. “The situation seems pretty cut-and-dry,” McCandles con tinued. “The Japanese are going to try to pull their troops off Vella LaVella tonight. I guess they’re ﬁnally going to give up that little scrap of an island. They’re all set to abandon it, but you know what that means, don’t you, Jack? It means they’ll leave Vella LaVella tonight and tomorrow we’ll ﬁnd them burrowed in on the next island up the Slot.
All obstruc tions had been long since cleared away, all potential obstacles to damage control parties stowed away, all watertight and ﬂood control doors fastened shut. Her three-hundred-odd sailors—some bedecked in bulky salt-stained life vests, some in cumbersome steel gray helmets, some shirtless—assembled SINK THE SHIGURE 31 at their various battle stations inside and out of the destroyer’s 376-foot hull, waiting anxiously for the inevitable encounter with the as yet unseen enemy. Like her two cohorts, the Chevalier was made for war, with nearly every piece of equipment above her waterline devoted to that end.