The Night Market

The Night Market

eBook - 2018
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From an author who consistently gives us "suspense that never stops" (James Patterson), a near-future thriller that makes your most paranoid fantasies seem like child's play. It's late Thursday night, and Inspector Ross Carver is at a crime scene in one of the city's last luxury homes. The dead man on the floor is covered by an unknown substance that's eating through his skin. Before Carver can identify it, six FBI agents burst in and remove him from the premises. He's pushed into a disinfectant trailer, forced to drink a liquid that sends him into seizures, and then is shocked unconscious. On Sunday he wakes in his bed to find his neighbor, Mia—who he's barely ever spoken to—reading aloud to him. He can't remember the crime scene or how he got home; he has no idea two days have passed. Mia says she saw him being carried into their building by plainclothes police officers, who told her he'd been poisoned. Carver doesn't really know this woman and has no way of disproving her, but his gut says to keep her close. A mind-bending, masterfully plotted thriller that will captivate fans of Blake Crouch, China Miéville, and Lauren Beukes, The Night Market follows Carver as he works to find out what happened, soon realizing he's entangled in a web of conspiracy that spans the nation. And that Mia may know a lot more than she lets on.
Publisher: 2018
ISBN: 9780544931855
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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May 29, 2018

The Night Market presents an unsatisfying, muddled concoction of surrealism laden scenes and character interactions, virtually wholly dependent on continual, environmentally atmospheric depictions to render itself as a worthy offering for the reader's attention. Yes, Carver's fleeting mention that, after years of drought and inordinate desiccation , San Francisco was subsequently experiencing an equal span of continual, unceasingly drenching precipitation ought to instil visceral fear of climate collapse, perhaps brought on by homo sapiens. But the notion that a single individual, in a long white lab coat, can manifestly subjugate human behavior by clinical infusion of metallic entities into the brains of millions of people beggars belief. And certainly engenders guffaw rather than awe from my point of view. In no way can the author insinuate, even in an inexplicit subliminal nuance, that this is as plausible analogously as one guy with a laptop hacking into millions of bank accounts and holding the owners to ransom. Altering the behavior of the masses requires infrastructure, and numerous competent personnel to operate it. A limited nefarious clique lacks critical mass to initiate, maintain and elevate the control mechanism. Too much contrivance in the script. Perhaps Moore attempted to formulate an Outer Limits noir and didn't quite succeed.

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