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King Of Swords Nick Stone

King Of Swords

Nick Stone

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ISBN : 9780718149239
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Such was the acclaim that greeted Nick Stones amazing debut novel, Mr Clarinet, that a curious syndrome soon developed: if you hadnt read the novel (and claimed to have any interest in the crime genre), you had to say (to all who would listen) IMoreSuch was the acclaim that greeted Nick Stones amazing debut novel, Mr Clarinet, that a curious syndrome soon developed: if you hadnt read the novel (and claimed to have any interest in the crime genre), you had to say (to all who would listen) I really must read Mr Clarinet -- Ive heard so much about it! (preferably said with a pronounced guilty note in the voice). Such people, of course, should do themselves a favour and actually read the book - the sprawling, ambitious Haiti-set phantasmagoria broke new ground in several provocative ways for the crime field. It also introduced troubled detective Max Mingus - a vividly drawn protagonist -- and now heres King of Swords, not so much a sequel to the debut novel, as a prequel with Max Mingus in his first terrifying encounter with his sinister nemesis Solomon Boukman. So… the biq question: has Nick Stone matched that jaw-dropping debut?Initially, this seems a very different kind of book - the setting is the more familiar Miami rather than a surrealistically realised Haiti. But -- relax - this is just as strong and disturbing a book as Mr Clarinet. In fact, those seeking a comfortable read should steer well clear - but if youre looking for rough-edged crime fiction that will seriously unsettle you (and many of us seek exactly that), then King of Swords does the business -- look no further. And now -- how long do we have to wait for the third Nick Stone novel? --Barry Forshaw