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Spark by John Twelve Hawks
  

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A new anti-hero for Hawks, author of the semi-mystical dystopian adventures of the Fourth Realm Trilogy. Jacob Underwood, following a bad motorcycle accident from which he was brought out of a coma, genuinely believes he is dead, which allows him to become a hitman without need for remorse or emotions. He is employed by a shadowy large corporation to do their dirty work until the day he is assigned to eliminate Emily Buchanan, an employee who has taken flight with important information they do not wish to see spreading. Does being dead mean you are a machine with no feelings? Soon, Jacob is confronted by untold dilemmas and unsure on what side of the fence he is. Will he regain his humanity? High octane stuff with a sprinkling of existential philosophy. Not your common run thriller but compulsively readable.

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When John Twelve Hawks’ first book, The Traveller, came out it blew my mind. This book is very different but still shows a worryingly believable near future where government surveillance is everywhere. Slipping through the cracks in the system is Jacob Underwood, a wonderful narrator whose problems seem unusual but whose voice makes us understand him almost immediately, and indeed come to like him very much. An excellent anti-hero with seemingly no morals or scruples, pushed to the limit by circumstances and forced to react. It is fast and slick and highly enjoyable.

If you like John Twelve Hawks you might also like to read books by Sebastian Fitzek, Michael Marshall Smith and Peter James.

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Synopsis

Spark by John Twelve Hawks

Jacob Underwood is not like other people. He has Cotard's Syndrome. He believes he is dead. Which makes his job as a hired assassin neutralising 'problems' for DBG, a massive multinational corporation, very simple. He carries out the task - and feels nothing. Now DBG has such a problem. A key employee, Emily Buchanan, has disappeared, taking with her a fortune and priceless information which could destroy the company. Jacob must track her down. In previous assignments, he had worked with cold logical precision, but this time he has to confront a threat that he first must understand before it destroys him.


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About the Author

John Twelve Hawks (also known as J12H or JXIIH to his fans) is the author of the 2005 dystopian international bestselling novel The Traveler and its successors, The Dark River and The Golden City, collectively comprising the Fourth Realm Trilogy.

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Publication date

9th October 2014

Author

John Twelve Hawks

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Publisher

Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780593073315

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