Complicity (Paperback)Iain Banks (author)
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The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of a modern classic: 'ingenious, daring and brilliant' - Guardian
n. 1. the fact of being an accomplice, esp. in a criminal act
A few spliffs, a spot of mild S&M, phone through the copy for tomorrow's front page, catch up with the latest from your mystery source - could be big, could be very big - in fact, just a regular day at the office for free-wheeling, substance-abusing Cameron Colley, a fully paid-up Gonzo hack on an Edinburgh newspaper.
The source is pretty thin, but Cameron senses a scoop and checks out a series of bizarre deaths from a few years ago - only to find that the police are checking out a series of bizarre deaths that are happening right now. And Cameron just might know more about it than he'd care to admit ...
Involvement; connection; liability - Complicity is a stunting exploration of the morality of greed, corruption and violence, venturing fearlessly into the darker recesses of human purpose.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 22 mm
A stylishly executed and well produced study in fear, loathing and victimisation which moves towards doom in measured steps * Observer *
Compelling and sinister . . . a very good thriller * Glasgow Herald *
A remarkable novel . . . superbly crafted, funny and intelligent * Financial Times *
The most imaginative novelist of his generation * The Times *
From the brilliant opening . . . that lands the reader smack in the middle of the first of a series of cold-blooded murders to the final confrontation on a weather-beaten wild island . . . Complicity is irresistibly compelling * New York Times Book Review *
Literate, passionate and well-paced, Complicity succeeds as both an absorbing entertainment and a chilling examination of accountability in a morally bankrupt world * San Francisco Chronicle *