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Invisible Armies [Englisch] [Taschenbuch]

Jon Evans
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23. August 2007
In einer ländlichen Region in Indien liefern sich radikale Umweltaktivisten und die Betreiber einer Titanmine, die die umliegenden Böden vergiftet, einen brutalen Krieg. Beide Seiten schrecken auch vor Mord nicht zurück...Ein Antiglobalisierungsthriller von atemberaubendem Tempo.


  • Taschenbuch: 560 Seiten
  • Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton (23. August 2007)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0340921366
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340921364
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 17,2 x 11,2 x 2,6 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (1 Kundenrezension)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 855.801 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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'So glad to see this book delayed, it deserves to go into trade pbk. and be given a big push. The story starts at breakneck pace and never lets up. There is murder, corruption by pharmaceutical companies and thrills aplenty. Also there is some interesting use of computer hacking which Jon writes about authoritively from his other life as a programmer. This is the book we have been waiting for from Jon, his other two were good, in fact very good but this is a big step up and there is no reason for it not to be a bestseller' John McKone - Hachette Australia rep Praise for Jon Evans: 'If you're the sort to get easily paranoid, you may want to approach Jon Evans' latest book with caution ... Evans has created a new genre, the travelogue as fast-paced action thriller. Invisible Armies is certainly fun, with its quirky characters and lively plot, but it is also a smart and thoughtful look at the politics of activism, the pervasive power of big business and the global street war that is being waged between the two.' Calgary Herald 'INVISIBLE ARMIES is an intriguing, pacy read and Mr Evans shows great potential.' Economist 'Anti-globalization versus international corporate greed ... a fast-paced, politically engaging thriller.' Globe and Mail, Canada on INVISIBLE ARMIES 'Montreal-based Jon Evans weaves the unlikely components of globalization and corporate exploitation of the Third World into an unpredictable, frightening thriller ... There's a kind of appealing chaos theory to Evans' books, which tend to unfold in ways surprising to veteran thriller readers who think they can figure out where things are going. GRADE: A' Vancouver Province 'Waterloo-born and university-educated Evans tells a heck of a tale. Globalization protesters, political intrigue and adversarial computer hackers; what's not to like? INVISIBLE ARMIES is an adrenalin rush from start to finish and Evans has Andrew Pyper's ability to make great characters.' Kitchener-Waterloo Record I was completely gripped. Emily Barr on TRAIL OF THE DEAD 'THE BLOOD PRICE is knowledgeable about Balkan history, the current fragile peace maintained by NATO and the multi-billion-dollar international refugee-smuggling industry. Evans can write, too.' Washington Post 'An action-based thriller for conspiracy buffs. Montreal writer Jon Evans has served up a fast-paced tale that moves from India to Paris to Las Vegas, as Danielle Leaf finds herself in the middle of a war between a multinational mining company, third-world farmers, and a legion of anti-globalization protestors. In a world in which black is seldom black and white is never white, it seems everyone is prepared to use violence to obtain their goals.' Sherbrooke Record '[Evans's] detailed descriptions, whether of the heat and smells of an Indian market or the rhythm of a Parisian neighbourhood, bring the settings to life. With some likeable characters, some terrifying ones, and a fantastic plot, INVISIBLE ARMIES should conquer new readers and please old fans.' Quill & Quire In this haunting, suspense debut, Evans takes the reader on a page-turning adventure Publishers Weekly on TRAIL OF THE DEAD Pacy thriller for the 21st century The Times on THE TRAIL OF THE DEAD 'Anti-globalization versus international corporate greed ... a fast-paced, politically engaging thriller.' Globe & Mail 'Thought-provoking ... INVISIBLE ARMIES is an intriguing, pacy read and Mr Evans shows great potential.' Economist TRAIL OF THE DEAD is engaging, disturbing, and relentless - an impressive debut novel. C.J. Box, award-winning author of Winterkill and Trophy Huny Reading BLOOD PRICE reminded me of being a kid running down a too-steep hill, going faster and faster so that you can barely get your feet in front of you quickly enough to stop, loving every second of it. You can't stop. You don't want to stop ... I wanted to keep reading to find out what the hell happened next. Quill & Quire 'Evans has created a remarkable novel in this tale of corporate skulduggery and high-tech warfare ... The twists and turns of the plot ... will keep you turning the pages until the stunning climax is reached.' West Australian


If you can manipulate the web you can change the world. You can also get away with murder over and over again ...Danielle Leaf thought she was just delivering a passport to help a friend. Then she was abducted and imprisoned in remote rural India. Her desperate escape is only the beginning. Now she has been drawn into a war between a transnational mining company that is poisoning Third World farmers and the invisible armies of anti-corporate protesters who oppose it. It is a dizzying world of whirlwind romance on the Goa coast; bloody street battles in Paris; shadowy computer hackers and mysterious benefactors. Danielle grows more deeply involved in this battle than she ever expected. Then she unearths a deadly secret. Soon she will be running for her life - from an enemy who will find her no matter where she hides ...


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5.0 von 5 Sternen ein wuerdiger Nachfolger 31. Mai 2007
Dieser Thriller hat mir ebenso gut gefallen wie die beiden Vorgaenger, obwohl dieses Buch nicht mehr von Paul und Talena handelt. Mehr davon, bitte!!!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Evans' best book yet! 6. Juli 2007
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As a previous commenter wrote, Evans has invented a new genre-- travelogue as thriller. He's been all over the world, and he writes about it with authority and compassion. This his best work to date. It's a savvy and nuanced page-turner about multi-national corporations and the zealots who oppose them. PW's review doesn't give it the credit it deserves. This is not a formulaic story about Danielle Leaf the action hero. It's about her awakening as a human being. The book examines issues of individual culpability and the American character, and it's smart enough not to point fingers. For good measure, it also gives a bird's eye view of the fascinating techie underground. I totally want to go to defcon now. I absolutely loved this book.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen kattywatty 28. April 2012
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Nope!! Didn't/ couldn't get into this book. Too weird. The heroine is taking a passport to someone she doesn't know India. Who in their right mind does that in this day and age?. She is captured, locked in a concrete prison and lo and behold, who do they throw in with her? An x foreign legioneer. He kicks the roof off. Yeah right! Then they get away...caught again...get away....are always going out in public.....come on. I wont read more by this author.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Some interesting twists 6. August 2012
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Found the book to have a few interesting plot twists, it was not what I expected. It did keep me reading to the end though once or twice I thought about not finishing.

For those who would be offended the characters randomly drop the "F" bomb in their conversations.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A 5-Star book of WOW writing 6. September 2007
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Danielle Leaf, in India to study yoga at an ashram, agrees to deliver a passport to a woman in a remote village at the request of her old friend/boyfriend, Keiran Kell. What begins as an afternoon motorcycle ride thrusts Danielle into a maelstrom of intrigue, conspiracy, anti-corporate protest marches, high-tech espionage, and several life-threatening situations.

That Keiran is a genius computer hacker both complicates and alleviates the problems they fall victim to once the plot is set in motion. They find themselves involved in a mysterious war between a strange multinational corporation and a well-organized anti-globalization protest movement. And behind the obvious conspiracy is an even deadlier secret.

Jon Evans, winner of the 2005 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel, has put together a book that is a page-turner from the very beginning. As the story races along through India, France, England and the United States, it is hard to get anything done-other than reading.

Danielle is an extremely likeable character and her cohorts and enemies are also interesting.

Not only is the book exciting and peopled with fascinating types, it also touches on some very real and thought provoking issues:

1. Can computer hackers really get into all kinds of "secure" systems?

2. Is there a possibility that drug companies run tests on human subjects in remote areas?

3. Are any of us safe from corporate/medical/ conspiracies if they are taking place?

These and more are crafted into this novel. The book would make a terrific movie, but even lacking that venue I heartily recommend it. I rarely read thrillers, but this one hooked me from start to finish.

NOTE: Jon's first novel, Dark Places (called Trail Of The Dead in the UK) won an Arthur Ellis Award. Booklist called his second book, The Blood Price, "fantastic," and Publishers Weekly praised it as "a highly readable, inventive thriller." His next, The Night of Knives, is slated for UK publication in December 2007 (US date to be announced).

Armchair Interviews says: Buy this book and get hooked on it yourself.
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I have only read 45% of the book and really have no desire to finish it. It must be one of the most boring thillers I have ever read. The elements are there, lots of exciting moments - except they aren't actually exciting. I am not sure why but they fall flat. Maybe because you don't ever really empathise with the characters so you have no vested interest in what happens to them.
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