Tomorrow We LiveeBook - 2013
TOMORROW WE LIVE takes you back to a time in the British history of undercover espionage before cell phones, remote cameras on every corner, satellite navigation devices and instant internet gratification. It is the mid-80's, and John Cribb is in the prime of his life, working as a Vulture Investor in London. A cynical and jaded man, anti-hero Cribb believes he can forget his sad, troubled and violent past in British Military Intelligence by developing a veneer of crushing snobbery, prejudice, misogyny and detachment. Unfortunately, it is exactly those traits that his old Military Intelligence boss, Tobyn Thomas, is looking for when a tragic event puts Cribb in the spotlight again. He is coerced back into the dark and malevolent underbelly of the world of espionage to uncover a businessman's diabolical plot of world domination. Author Simon Piers Thurlow has created a creepy, quirky and campy "spy thriller" of the highest tongue-in-cheek order. This dark satire of the early Bond novels updates the era to the liberated '80's---a world of punk-rockers, transsexuals, and Madonna-wanna-be's. Cribb is a character not for the feint of heart, and the gallows humor literally explodes from the pages. Imagine a world where crude sex, buggery and snobbery as well as sadism are the norm. Imagine a time when you could be a racist without the baying crowd of political correctness breathing down your neck, were women are just bedroom passing pleasures and the male of the species does not give a damn. Conjurer a time before AIDS when youth was wild and sexual experimentation did not equal a death sentence. Travel to a world were the villains have evil plans and yet cell phones are but a fashion accessory or helpful tools in a bar fight to pound your enemy's skull to fragments. Welcome to the dark and malevolent world of John Cribb. With each turn of the page the reader is carefully led into a strange but totally believable world. Tension and action is carefully stacked up to keep the reader on the edge of their sofas and yet asking can that be done for real? Simon Piers Thurlow takes you back to a world without computers and lets the reader loose in a scantily clad universe devoid of Sat Nav devices, pocket cell phones and every creature comfort we enjoy today. John Cribb is the ultimate anti-hero who lives for danger and lives on the edge.
Publisher: [United States] : BookBaby : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
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Characteristics: 1 online resource