Skinner

By Charlie Huston (Audiobook, 2013)
Known by the name of the psychological experiment that fostered his emotionless brutality, Skinner founded his career in "asset protection" on fear. To touch anyone under Skinner's 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, a cyber-terrorist attack on the US power grid 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 is 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.

Known by the name of the psychological experiment that fostered his emotionless brutality, Skinner founded his career in "asset protection" on fear. To touch anyone under Skinner's 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, a cyber-terrorist attack on the US power grid 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 is 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.

Charlie Huston is the author of Sleepless, the bestsellers The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death and The Shotgun Rule, the Henry Thompson trilogy, the Joe Pitt casebooks, and several titles for Marvel Comics. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.

  • SKINNER by Charlie Huston

  • PRAISE FOR CHARLIE HUSTON:

    "Anyone not acquainted with Charlie Huston's blistering, unputdownable novels will want to tie their sneakers nice and tight, or they are apt to be blasted clean out of them." (Stephen King).

  • "Among the new voices in twenty-first-century crime fiction, Charlie Huston is where it's at. (Washington Post).

  • "Huston writes dialogue so combustible it could fuel a bus and characters crazy enough to take it on the road." (New York Times Book Review).

  • PRAISE FOR SLEEPLESS:

    "[Charlie Huston is] one of the most interesting writers working the crime/mystery/ supernatural beat. . . . [Sleepless] is a serious novel full of ideas about our future, concerns about our present and dead-on characterizations."
    (Associated Press).

  • "A stunningly original work of speculative fiction."
    (New York Times Book Review
    ).

  • PRAISE FOR THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH:

    "Authentically great...a runaway freight that feels like a combination of William Burroughs and James Ellroy." (Stephen King).

  • "Smoking-hot... scorchingly good dialogue...a book that anyone can admire." (New York Times).

  • "Just when you think you've caught up with him on the curve, Charlie Huston drives right off the cliff, landing on a road no one else could see...Shockingly original...The outlandish characters are brazen originals, and the dialogue is the roar of a death-defying talent."
    (New York Times Book Review).

Product Details

Skinner
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $25.98 US/$28.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 540
  • ISBN-13: 9781619696983
  • On Sale Date: 07/09/2013
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