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ISBN13: 9780316133722
ISBN10: 0316133728
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Skinner founded his career in "asset protection" on fear. To touch anyone under his 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, an ornate and evolving cyber-terrorist attack 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 it 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 from the novelist hailed by the Washington Post as "the voice of twenty-first century crime fiction," Skinner is Charlie Huston's masterpiece — a new kind of thriller for a new kind of world.

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"[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)

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"Exceptionally smart....Stunningly original characters, wildly surprising twists, and an ending that's both unexpected and moving make this an extraordinary genre stand-alone. This is the sort of book you want to reread just to see how the trick was done." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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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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KatsuyaLee, September 2, 2013 (view all comments by KatsuyaLee)
This stunningly original and complex thriller features Skinner, a hired killer whose job is to protect his "asset." The plot comes right out of today's headlines with data mining, hacking, and terrorists coming into play. The story lingers in your mind long after you have read the last page. Highly recommended.
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sfeist, July 8, 2013 (view all comments by sfeist)
I was very excited to try this author after receiving a review copy from Mulholland Books (via Goodreads). I had a hard time connecting with/caring about the characters. I'm not sure if it the book (writing style, story, etc) or that I am just finishing up a string of really great reads.

I will say that the story is not your typical thriller and definitely not predictable (always a plus). The main character, Skinner, protects people by making the cost of acquiring them greater than their value. He does this by relentlessly killing. Skinner has no empathy and can therefore kill without regret.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316133722
Author:
Huston, Charlie
Publisher:
Mulholland Books
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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Product details pages Mulholland Books - English 9780316133722 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[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."
"Review" by , "Exceptionally smart....Stunningly original characters, wildly surprising twists, and an ending that's both unexpected and moving make this an extraordinary genre stand-alone. This is the sort of book you want to reread just to see how the trick was done."
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