- Taschenbuch: 560 Seiten
- Verlag: Hodder Paperbacks (8. Mai 2006)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 9780340921364
- ISBN-13: 978-0340921364
- ASIN: 0340921366
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 11,1 x 2,2 x 17,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 3.206.338 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)
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This is the painful truth that Danielle Leaf, the main character in this story, learns.
When Danielle, in India studying Yoga, is asked by her old boyfriend Keiran to deliver a passport to a woman in a remote village she doesn’t think too much about it and sets out on an afternoon motorcycle ride to deliver it. However she could never have imagined how dramatically that errand would change her safe and secure life. So much so that she ends up a wanted fugitive running from the authorities and fearing for her life. Before she knows it she and Keiran find themselves caught in a war between a multinational corporation and an anti globalization movement.
Danielle quickly learns that things are not always black and white and finds out the hard way how an obvious conspiracy can be used to cover up dark secrets. While Keiran, a genius hacker, helps to get them out of the hairy situations that follow he sometimes makes things worse, getting them into even more trouble.
The characters are interesting and well developed and take you on a journey of self-discovery as they learn that things are not always black and white, thereby forcing them to make up their own minds about what is right and wrong. The story flows well and is thought provoking at times, making the reader consider issues like internet privacy, public surveillance or how safe they really are in the modern highly digital world where all their information is potentially stored on the cloud.
Overall this is a captivating story and well written around fascinating concepts. It’s definitely a bit different and more engaging than your average action and adventure suspense novel.
Initially I had a problem with believability, and gender confusion with the names. But those are very minor problems. The book really picked up after the first 10% when the characters of Kiernan, Angus, and Estelle were introduced. The storyline continues to gain momentum until at 80% of the book, I couldn't stop reading.
There were some typos, especially at the end, but typos don't really stop me when a story is good.
The writing style was good. The characters were engaging. I especially liked Kiernan. The plot had a lot of twists - a few I saw coming and a lot I didn't.
I give it 5 out of five stars, and will put more of this author's books on my wish list.