Alan Glynn's Winterland: A Novel PDF

By Alan Glynn

ISBN-10: 1429984635

ISBN-13: 9781429984638

Winterland is a blistering unputdownable novel approximately energy, lies and the corrupting effect of cash. it's the first in a chain at the darkish and clandestine underside of globalization and pronounces a compelling new voice in modern crime writing.

The worlds of commercial, politics and crime collide whilst males with an identical identify, from a similar family members, die at the related night—one dying is a gangland homicide, the opposite, it appears, a street coincidence. was once it a accident? That's the respectable model of occasions. but if a loved one, Gina Rafferty, begins asking questions, this concept quick unravels.

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By Alan Glynn

ISBN-10: 1429984635

ISBN-13: 9781429984638

Winterland is a blistering unputdownable novel approximately energy, lies and the corrupting effect of cash. it's the first in a chain at the darkish and clandestine underside of globalization and pronounces a compelling new voice in modern crime writing.

The worlds of commercial, politics and crime collide whilst males with an identical identify, from a similar family members, die at the related night—one dying is a gangland homicide, the opposite, it appears, a street coincidence. was once it a accident? That's the respectable model of occasions. but if a loved one, Gina Rafferty, begins asking questions, this concept quick unravels.

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Yes, my dear,” he had said softly, trying his best to sound as certain as she was. ” She was staring deeply into his eyes now. Her body may have been as limp as a dish towel, but her gaze still carried that same strength that could some­ how always force him to look at her. “For me, Heaven isn’t far away. I won’t have to wait long. But you, my love, you will. You’ll have to wait. You’ll have to live out the rest of your life, spending years—maybe decades—without me. ” She smiled as playfully as her condition would allow.

Surface ships were used to fighting in formations and took pride in the disciplined uniformity of their maneuvers. Assuming the Selfridge and the O’Bannon had each put five torpedoes in the wa­ ter to add to Chevalier’s five, the Japanese ships now had a small armada of fifteen torpedoes speeding in their direction. Tremain had hardly had time to digest the thought when a deafening salvo blasted the night apart. The Chevalier’s main gun battery had engaged. The deck shook from the simultane­ ous reports, until Tremain thought the whole ship might shake apart.

It was the Chevalier’s captain, undoubtedly shaking his head in disgust. 26 R. CAMERON COOKE The rugged destroyer captain was probably wondering why he ever agreed to give this rubber-legged submariner a ride to Australia. Of course, what these surface sailors did not understand— Tremain concluded, to make himself feel better—was that a little staggering was understandable in a submariner, since the cramped bridge of a submarine never allowed a man to walk thirty paces in a straight line. “He’s laughing at you, sir,” Fabriano said suddenly, boldly, almost like a challenge.

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