Skinjob

7 ratings 4 stars

A provocative, bullet-ride of a thriller set in the boardrooms, brothels, churches, alleyways and dark places of the near future

 
Skinjob, Bruce McCabe

A bomb goes off in down town San Francisco. Twelve people are dead. But this is no ordinary target. This target exists on the fault line where sex and money meet.

Daniel Madsen is one of a new breed of federal agents armed with a badge, a gun and the Bureau's latest piece of technology. He's a fast operator and his instructions are simple: find the bomber – and before he strikes again.

In order to understand what is at stake, Madsen must plunge into a sleazy, unsettling world where reality and fantasy are indistinguishable, exploitation is business as usual, and the dead hand of corruption reaches all the way to the top. There's too much money involved for this investigation to stay private…

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  • Paperback
    $16.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780552171083
    Published: 02/02/2015
    Imprint: Corgi
  • eBook
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    ISBN: 9781473509146
    Published: 05/06/2014
    Imprint: Transworld Digital
    Extent: 464 pages
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"Skinjob delivers. Bucket-loads of suspense and action zooming along to a spectacular, explosive finale. Bruce McCabe has got the recipe right first go" - Daily Telegraph

"Skinjob offers a horribly real tale of technopoly’s perils … a tight, entertaining yarn that foreshadows the data and sensor-driven world we will live in come the 2020s. Rating: 8.5/10" - The Australian

"If any read is better deserving of the title ‘techno-thriller’, I cannot think of it. If writing was cricket, this novel would be a century on debut! A terrific read" - The Courier Mail

"A blend of Clive Cussler and Michael Crichton. The storyline is compelling, the race to save the day frantic, the villains properly dark and the heroes tough yet troubled." - Observer

"A smart techno thriller set in a dark world of greed, corruption and sex" - The Sun

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Bruce McCabe

Bruce McCabe

Bruce McCabe was born in 1969 and lived in Kenya, Fiji and Japan before returning to Australia, where he graduated in science from the University of Sydney. He worked for a variety of tech firms before making his name as an international expert on human factors in technology adoption and innovation. Along the way he published several hundred magazine, journal and newspaper articles, became a provocative weekly columnist in The Australian and earned a PhD in computer science. He travels widely as a public speaker and advisor to businesses, governments and science labs, writes constantly, and lives in Sydney with his wife, two children and a Staffordshire bull terrier named Suzi. Skinjob is his first novel.