Narrowly escaping the imprisonment of his brother, Michael, Gabriel Corrigan, aided by his Harlequin protector Maya, discovers that his long-missing father may still be alive and trapped somewhere in Europe.
WHAT LIES AHEAD IS ALREADY HERE...America is a difficult place to live below the surface. But Gabriel and Michael Corrigan are trying to do just that. Since childhood, the brothers have been shaped by the stories that their father has told them about the world in which they live. After his mysterious disappearance, they have been living 'off the grid' - that is, invisible to the intrusive surveillance networks that monitor our modern lives.But no-one is as invisible as they would like to believe. Nathan Boone, a mercenary, has been tasked to hunt down the brothers. The only person who stands between them and certain death is Maya, a tough young woman playing at leading a normal life. But her background is anything but normal. She has been trained to fight and survive at whatever cost. When she is summoned to protect the brothers, she must leave everything behind if she is to succeed...
Fear stalks our lives. In the press. On the television. Over the airwaves. Across the internet. Everywhere we go, someone somewhere is always watching. Waiting for the mistake that will reveal secrets, truths, lies, the real story or what they want to believe.No longer is anonymity a given right.We are being controlled without our knowledge and we don't appear to care. Daily we sacrifice little freedoms that will never be returned. We are all victims.They are some who will fight to the death to protect those freedoms. They will not allow the forces of commerce and ideology to dictate their lives. They are off the grid. Gabriel Corrigan is one such man. The system doesn't like it. It says that you cannot opt out, that you have to participate. And it will do whatever it takes to return Gabriel to the fold - alive or dead. He can run but he can't hide - forever...
In a world that exists in the shadow of our own, the conflict between the Brethren and the Travellers reaches its devastating climax...
Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveller father, Gabriel faces troubling questions and relentless threats from enemies old and new.His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the sinister Brethren, pursues his ambition to wrest power from their leader, whatever it takes.And Maya, the Harlequin warrior pledged to protect Gabriel at all costs, is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever...
Jacob Underwood is not like other people. He has Cotard's Syndrome. He believes he is dead. Which makes his job as a hired assassin neutralising 'problems' for DBG, a massive multinational corporation, very simple. He carries out the task - and feels nothing. Now DBG has such a problem. A key employee, Emily Buchanan, has disappeared, taking with her a fortune and priceless information which could destroy the company. Jacob must track her down. In previous assignments, he had worked with cold logical precision, but this time he has to confront a threat that he first must understand before it destroys him...
La Cité d'or nous entraîne de l'univers sinistre de la surveillance numérique aux rivières anciennes qui courent sous les rues de Londres. Au coeur du roman, un combat acharné oppose les frères Corrigan : deux chefs charismatiques qui sont également des Voyageurs, nom donné à certains prophètes possédant la capacité de changer le cours de l'histoire pour le meilleur ou pour le pire.
Les deux hommes ont une vision radicalement différente de la société. Pendant que Gabriel s'efforce de guider la Résistance qui cherche à créer un nouvel âge des Lumières, Michael, son frère machiavélique, complote pour prendre la tête d'une puissante organisation, Les Frères, et contrôler une technologie qui lui donnerait le pouvoir de transformer notre société en une prison virtuelle. La vulnérabilité de Gabriel, et sa plus grande force, est l'amour qu'il porte à Maya, la guerrière Arlequin, prisonnière d'une ville sombre d'où elle a peu de chances de s'évader.
Avec Le Voyageur, John Twelve Hawks nous avait plongés dans une société sous surveillance dirigée par un groupe sans scrupules dont le but était d'anéantir le dernier bastion d'individus libres : les Voyageurs. Parmi ceux-là, Michael et Gabriel Corrigan, que le destin va séparer : l'un choisira de rejoindre le groupe dominant tandis que l'autre décidera de lutter, protégé par l'Arlequin Maya.
Jusqu'au jour où leur parvient une nouvelle stupéfiante : leur père, un Voyageur comme Gabriel, serait encore en vie et se trouverait quelque part en Europe. Gabriel et Maya quittent immédiatement New York dans l'espoir de le retrouver tandis que Michael cherche à éliminer son père, qui menace son pouvoir nouvellement établi.
Une course haletante qui emmène le lecteur de Londres à Berlin en passant par Rome et une région reculée de l'Afrique. A mesure que le récit avance vers sa dantesque conclusion, Maya se retrouve face à un choix dramatique : est-elle prête à tout sacrifier pour sauver Gabriel ?
L'Arlequin est un roman à couper le souffle qui renoue avec les lieux et les personnages du Voyageur, premier tome de cette trilogie hantée par la vision d'un monde où la liberté est menacée à tout instant.
Maya a 26 ans, elle est l'héritière d'une ligne de guerriers appelés les Arlequins, destinés à protéger les Voyageurs, un petit groupe de prophètes qui essaient de préserver la liberté du monde. Gabriel et Michael Corrigon, deux frères vivant à Los Angeles, sont peut-être les derniers Voyageurs à avoir échappé à la vendetta de la Tabula.
Narrowly escaping the imprisonment of his brother, Michael, Gabriel Corrigan, aided by his Harlequin protector Maya, discovers that his long-missing father may still be alive and trapped somewhere in Europe and races against time to find the lost Traveler before his traitor brother and his Brethren allies can destroy him, in the sequel to
Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveller father, Gabriel faces troubling new questions and relentless threats. His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the enemy, pursues his ambition to wrest power from Nathan Boone, the calculating leader of the Brethren.
WHAT LIES AHEAD IS ALREADY HEREÂ...
America is a difficult place to live below the surface. But Gabriel and Michael Corrigan are trying to do just that. Since childhood, the brothers have been shaped by the stories that their father has told them about the world in which they live. After his mysterious disappearance, they have been living 'off the grid' - that is, invisible to the intrusive surveillance networks that monitor our modern lives.
But no-one is as invisible as they would like to believe. Nathan Boone, a mercenary, has been tasked to hunt down the brothers. The only person who stands between them and certain death is Maya, a tough young woman playing at leading a normal life. But her background is anything but normal. She has been trained to fight and survive at whatever cost. When she is summoned to protect the brothers, she must leave everything behind if she is to succeedÂ…
Les frères Michael et Gabriel Corrigan se préparent à s'affronter une nouvelle fois, alors qu'ils apprennent que leur père serait encore en vie quelque part. Commence une course haletante entre trois continents pour protéger l'un des derniers Voyageurs.
THE MOST DANGEROUS ASSASSIN IS THE ONE WHO BELIEVES HE IS ALREADY DEAD.
A razor-sharp, high-tech, wildly imaginative new novel from internationally bestselling author John Twelve Hawks, Spark features a narrator unlike any in recent fiction--a man whose view of life and death is different from anything you’ve ever imagined.
Jacob Underwood is a contract employee of the Special Services Section, a small shadow department buried within the multinational corporation DBG, headquartered in New York City. Jacob is not a businessman . . . he is a hired assassin . . . and his job is to neutralize problems deemed unacceptable by the corporation. But Jacob is not like other employees, nor is he like other people. After a catastrophic motorcycle accident leaves him with Cotard’s syndrome--an actual condition that causes those afflicted to believe they are dead--Jacob perceives himself as nothing but a “Shell,” with no emotions and no tether to the concept of right and wrong.
Emily Buchanan is a bright young second-year associate for DBG, and she has disappeared without a trace. Suspecting that Emily has stolen either vast sums of money or valuable information from the company, Ms. Holquist, Jacob’s handler at DBG, assigns him the task of tracking down the young woman and neutralizing her. Jacob’s condition allows him to carry out assignments with ruthless, logical precision, devoid of guilt, fear, or dishonor. But as his new assignment draws him inside a labyrinthine network of dark dealings, Jacob finds himself up against something he is completely incapable of understanding.
Shifting with riveting precision from New York to London, Paris to New Delhi, Spark is a thriller that delves into the surveillance state we prognosticate today . . . and will live in tomorrow. In the hands of master storyteller John Twelve Hawks, a unique character’s startling transformation comes to life, making Spark a thriller that resonates and satisfies on many levels.
From the Hardcover edition.