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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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316133722
Characteristics: 389 pages ; 25 cm


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Jan 09, 2014

Great characters and an intriguing plot suffer from choppy and confusing dialog and writing. Possibly I expect that every CIA loner is going to be like Geiger in THE INQUISITOR, and Skinner -- though full of promise -- suffers in comparison.

rjmerryman Nov 27, 2013

Hard to follow, confusing and basically pretty stupid. I wasted a free trial download on this audiobook.

Jul 24, 2013

There is more to writing, especially writing to entertain, then simply throwing words on a page. That is all this book was.

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