The Fear Artist

The Fear Artist

eBook - 2012
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"An accidental collision on a Bangkok sidewalk goes very wrong when the man who ran into Rafferty dies in his arms, but not before saying three words: Helen Eckersley. Cheyenne. Seconds later, the police arrive, denying that the man was shot. That night, Rafferty is interrogated by Thai secret agents who demand to know what the dead man said, but Rafferty can't remember. When he's finally released, Rafferty arrives home to find that his apartment has been ransacked. In the days that follow, he realizes he's under surveillance. The second time men in uniform show up at his door, he manages to escape the building and begins a new life as a fugitive. As he learns more about his situation, it becomes apparent that he's been caught on the margins of the war on terror, and that his opponent is a virtuoso artist whose medium is fear"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Soho Crime, 2012
ISBN: 9781616951139
1616951133
Characteristics: 1 online resource (342 p.)

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VRMurphy
Jun 27, 2015

Hallinan's writing is deceptively delicate. He can carry off the smart-ass banter of Parker's Spenser, but also treat very serious subject matter - in this case, atrocities from the American era in Viet Nam - with gravity and respect. The final chase/fight scene is incredibly cinematic; I could very clearly see it as I read it. And Treasure is a unique character.

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EricaSRubin
Mar 10, 2013

More violence than last book of his I read but it's not gratuitous.

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