Damaged (Paperback)Simon Conway (author)
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In a North Sea storm a drilling rig sinks, taking with it the ten kilos of hashish that Calum Bean has hidden in its superstructure. When the bankrollers decide that Cal's kneecaps are a reasonable forfeit, his cousin, renegade army officer Seb MacCoinneach, comes to the rescue.
But Seb has an agenda of his own. Turned down by the SAS, in fierce competition with his dead brother and in a bitter feud with his father, he masterminds a plan that will make fools of all those who have rejected him. Spurred on by his half-sister Madelene, a ruthless manipulator, he stars upon a lethal game in the name of freedom. And he needs Cal with him.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 329 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 31 mm
Good background, with an on-the-nail summary of Northern Ireland wheeling and dealing . . . and a wild Celtic streak that marks Conway as one to watch. * Guardian *
Cruel, violent and lyrical, it's Iain Banks meeting Alan Warner in Tom Clancy's missile silo. Excellent. * Select *
A debut novel to rival The Beach. * Publishing News *
Imagine John le Carre on bad acid - edgy, twisted and very, very dark. * Howard Marks *
Good, youthful thriller, with tough, druggy characters, good Scottish locations and lots of action. * Bookseller *
Bears comparison to Iain Banks at his best. * QPD Review *
A powerhouse of a book that sends off literary sparks in all directions. * Evening News *
Hard bleak and full on, this is one to carry around with you. * Big Issue *
A very fine thriller...A hardboiled page-turner for the slacker generation. * MixMag *
Dipping the ever-successful elements of guns and narcotics into an atmosphere of constant psychosis, DAMAGED is surprisingly believable. * Face *
succeeds in painting a portrait of the world at once attractive and repellent * List *
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