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The Resource The distance : a thriller, Helen Giltrow, (electronic resource)

The distance : a thriller, Helen Giltrow, (electronic resource)

Label
The distance : a thriller
Title
The distance
Title remainder
a thriller
Statement of responsibility
Helen Giltrow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A dark, ultra-contemporary, and relentlessly paced debut thriller about a London society woman trying to put her secret criminal past behind her, and the hit man who comes to her with an impossible job she can't refuse. Charlotte Alton is an elegant socialite. But behind the locked doors of her sleek, high-security apartment in London's Docklands, she becomes Karla. Karla's business is information. Specifically, making it disappear. She's the unseen figure who, for a commanding price, will cover a criminal's tracks. A perfectionist, she's only made one slip in her career'several years ago she revealed her face to a man named Simon Johanssen, an ex-special forces sniper turned killer-for-hire. After a mob hit went horrifically wrong, Johanssen needed to disappear, and Karla helped him. He became a regular client, and then, one day, she stepped out of the shadows for reasons unclear to even herself. Now, after a long absence, Johanssen has resurfaced with a job, and he needs Karla's help again. The job is to take out an inmate'a woman'inside an experimental prison colony. But there's no record the target ever existed. That's not the only problem: the criminal boss from whom Johanssen has been hiding is incarcerated there. That doesn't stop him. It's Karla's job to get him out alive, and to do that she must uncover the truth. Who is this woman' Who wants her dead' Is the job a trap for Johanssen or for her' But every door she opens is a false one, and she's getting desperate to protect a man'a killer'to whom she's inexplicably drawn. Written in stylish, sophisticated prose, The Distance is a tense and satisfying debut in which every character, both criminal and law-abiding, wears two faces, and everyone is playing a double game
Summary
Imagine a modern-day Robin Hood who deals not in money, but identity. Karla, the protagonist of The Distance, is a tech guru with a conscience, and the security of several nations dependent on her. This nuanced book kept me on the edge of my seat. I cannot wait until the next one comes out. -- Cathy Scheib for LibraryReads
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Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10317114
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The distance : a thriller, Helen Giltrow, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A1ABD4F9-D521-475F-87B1-60A6E162A84B
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn883264930
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385537001
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00268909
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A1ABD4F9-D521-475F-87B1-60A6E162A84B
System control number
(OCoLC)883264930
Label
The distance : a thriller, Helen Giltrow, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A1ABD4F9-D521-475F-87B1-60A6E162A84B
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn883264930
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385537001
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00268909
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A1ABD4F9-D521-475F-87B1-60A6E162A84B
System control number
(OCoLC)883264930

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