American Subversive: A Novel by David Goodwillie

By David Goodwillie

Aidan Cole and his buddies are a band of savvyif cynicalNew York reporters and bloggers, thriving on the intersection of media and famous person. They meet at loft events and dive bars, speaking of scoops and web page perspectives, sexual adventures and new eating places. after which, abruptly, a bomb rips via a abandoned midtown workplace tower, and Aidans existence is simply not an identical.

Four days later, without arrests and a urban on facet, an nameless electronic mail arrives in Aidans inbox. hooked up is the photo of a beautiful younger white lady, besides a chilling message: this can be Paige Roderick. Shes the only liable.

An outstanding debut novel, American Subversive is a really exciting mystery (NewYorker.com) in addition to an exploration of what motivates radicalism in an age of disillusion
-- The big apple instances publication Review.

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Er biss die Zähne zusammen und riet sich, es zu ignorieren. Er mochte solche Vorahnungen nicht und wollte sich keinesfalls wie Ivor Hicks wegen seiner angeblichen Entführung durch Aliens dem Gespött der Leute aussetzen, oder wie Grace Perchant, der Frau, die Wolfshunde züchtete und behauptete, mit den Toten zu kommunizieren, oder Henry Johansen, ein Bauer, der vor fünfzehn Jahren vom Traktor gestürzt war, sich den Kopf angeschlagen hatte und seitdem sagte, er könnte die Gedanken anderer »hören«.

Oder Lucky umzubringen. Oder beides. Der Motor des Jeeps heulte empört auf, als sie auf dem verschneiten Terrain zu einem entnervenden Schneckentempo herunterschaltete. Sie suchte im Handschuhfach nach ihrem Reserve-Zigarettenpäckchen, das sie »für den äußersten Notfall« dort versteckte, nur um feststellen zu müssen, dass es leer war. « Sie zerknüllte die nutzlose Schachtel und warf sie auf den Boden vor dem Beifahrersitz. Sie hatte das Rauchen aufgeben wollen …, ganz und gar, schon seit geraumer Zeit.

Schon wieder schniefend, lehnte Alvarez sich auf ihrem Stuhl zurück. Man jagte ihr nicht so leicht Angst ein, doch heute empfand sie eine Furcht, die sie von Herzen gern verleugnet hätte. Das Grauen lag vor ihr, in Form der farbigen Hochglanzfotos von den Opfern. Insgesamt fünf. Beziehungsweise fünf, von denen wir schon wissen, dachte sie und griff nach dem Foto von Theresa Kelper, dem ersten Opfer. Womöglich gab es noch weitere. Arglose Frauen, in der Wildnis nackt an Bäume gefesselt, in den eisigen Temperaturen der verschneiten Landschaft einem langsamen, qualvollen Tod überlassen.

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