Due Preparations for the Plague
W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 - 401 páginas
A major literary voice spins a psychological terror tale in the mode of John Le Carre. Lowell, a single father, is haunted by the memory of a hijacked Paris-New York flight on which his mother was killed when he was a teenager. A stranger, Samantha, has recently begun harassing him with phone calls about information from declassified documents. She is obsessed with learning the whole truth about Air France 64. "I was on that flight. I was six years old. I have a right," she says. "What can be worse than not knowing?" Janette Turner Hospital's electrifying new novel is a tightly woven web of familial and national histories, of sexual and political passions, and of individual and national complicities in the age of terrorism. She probes with astonishing acuity the murky worlds of espionage and intelligence gathering, and the painful meaning of survival.
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - curlycurrie - LibraryThing
Gripping! Full of intrigue and intricate detail but with believeable characters. This novel is about the aftermath of a plane hijacking and how the survivors cope with their knowledge of what happened and with the fact that they are being killed off. The twists and turns made this unputdownable! Leer comentario completo
DUE PREPARATIONS FOR THE PLAGUECrítica de los usuarios - Kirkus
The destructive legacies of a terrorist hijacking and a secret history of "corruption in American Intelligence": both are painstakingly pieced together in this grim literary thriller from the ... Leer comentario completo