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A very nice copy of this brilliant book by the Booker Prize winning author John Banville. This is his third foray into 'literary crime' fiction, under the pseudonym Benjamin Black. Not price-clipped, or ex-libris, and with no inscriptions. This is a true UK first edition/first printing, with all the numbers 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2 present on the numberline. Excellent condition. All of our books are protected by removable plastic covers. N° de ref. de la librería 000011
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William ?Big Bill? Mulholland is an Irish-American electronics billionaire. An ex-CIA operative, he now heads up the Mulholland Trust, with the help of his daughter Louise. When he gets wind of a hostile biography planned for him by the investigative journalist Wilson Cleaver, he commissions his daughter?s husband, John Glass, to pen the official line.
But Glass?s young researcher tries to blackmail him, and Glass is horrified, fearing that his own secrets, as well as the Mulhollands?, are at risk. He slings him off the project, only to hear from the NYPD that the man he has nicknamed ?the Lemur? has been found fatally shot . . .
Silence cannot be bought ? even by one of New York?s wealthiest families. Riddled with explosive secrets, The Lemur is a brilliant contemporary thriller that sees Benjamin Black at the top of his game.
Críticas: John Banville?s credentials as a literary novelist are, of course, impeccable ? but his track record in that field hardly guaranteed him success in the crime novels he decided to pen under the nom-de-plume of Benjamin Black. Despite some initial resistance, the first two Black novels, Christine Falls and The Silver Swan, gleaned a considerable following, with Black/Banville?s Dublin pathologist Quirke quickly established as an eccentric and individual protagonist. The 1950s settings are one of the most striking elements of the earlier books, and in the third novel The Lemur, a standalone thriller set in modern America and Ireland, the earlier strengths are once more to the fore -- but in a contemporary form.
Irish-American billionaire William Mulholland has a past in intelligence, but his chief preoccupation has become the organisation he operates with his daughter Louise, the Mulholland Trust. Realising that a forthcoming biography is planning hatchet job on him, Mulholland plans a counter-attack by commissioning the once-influential journalist John Glass (his daughter?s husband) to pen the official biography - which will, inevitably, be far more sympathetic. The researcher employed by Glass, the youthful Dylan Riley, is the eponymous ?lemur?, so called because of his resemblance to that rodent. But Riley begins to uncover more than he should, and attempts blackmail. He is discovered dead.
The vividness of The Lemur is in its rich and loamy panoply of modern Ireland, both similar to and very different from the country that so many of its citizens moved to, the United States. Very different from the earlier Black books, but distinctive and ingenious. --Barry Forshaw
Título: The Lemur
Editorial: Macmillan, London
Año de publicación: 2008
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Edición: First Edition
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