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Invisible Armies by Jon Evans


Invisible Armies by Jon Evans

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 . . .


'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 * 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 * TRAIL OF THE DEAD is engaging, disturbing, and relentless - an impressive debut novel. * C.J. Box, award-winning author of Winterkill and Trophy Huny * 'Thought-provoking . . . 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 & Mail * Pacy thriller for the 21st century * The Times on THE TRAIL OF THE DEAD * In this haunting, suspense debut, Evans takes the reader on a page-turning adventure * Publishers Weekly on TRAIL OF THE DEAD * '[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 * '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 * '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 * I was completely gripped. * Emily Barr on TRAIL OF THE DEAD * '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 * '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 * 'Anti-globalization versus international corporate greed . . . a fast-paced, politically engaging thriller.' * Globe and Mail, Canada on INVISIBLE ARMIES * 'INVISIBLE ARMIES is an intriguing, pacy read and Mr Evans shows great potential.' * Economist * '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 * Praise for Jon Evans: '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 *

About the Author

Jon Evans is the son of an ex-pat Rhodesian father and Canadian mother and was born and raised in Canada. He has travelled extensively all over the world and works as an IT consultant between trips.

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Book Info

Publication date

8th May 2006


Jon Evans

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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


560 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Thriller / suspense



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