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Publisher Description

Skinner founded his career in "asset protection" on fear. To touch anyone under his protection was to invite destruction. A savagely effective methodology, until Skinner's CIA handlers began to fear him as much as his enemies did and banished him to the hinterlands of the intelligence community.

Now, an ornate and evolving cyber-terrorist attack is about to end that long exile. His asset is Jae, a roboticist with a gift for seeing the underlying systems violently shaping a new era of global guerrilla warfare.

At the root of it all is a young boy, the innocent seed of a plot grown in the slums of Mumbai. Brought to flower, that plot will tip the balance of world power in a perilous new direction.

A combination of Le Carre spycraft with Stephenson techno-philosophy from the novelist hailed by the Washington Post as "the voice of twenty-first century crime fiction," SKINNER is Charlie Huston's masterpiece--a new kind of thriller for a new kind of world.

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 9
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

sjsla ,

Excellent Read

Skinner is exceptionally intelligent and well written. The characters and dialog are original, fully developed and memorable. Huston writes clearly and evocatively. The scenes and character actions are so descriptive and imaginative that you feel like your reading a movie. Hope there is a sequel.

timmybrum ,

Can't wait

Huston is by far my favorite author. It has been years since he released a book, I know he was working on the show for HBO (fail for not taking it). But I am really looking forward to this book.

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