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The Puppet Show

by Patrick Redmond

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excellent psychological suspense ( )
1 vote bhowell | Nov 5, 2011 |
Abscheulich gut. ( )
  Kaysbooks | Aug 18, 2007 |
Michael Turner seems to have bounced back from the trauma of his past: in his late twenties he has everything he could want - a successful career in a legal firm, a loving girlfriend, a future that seems bright. However, when a new rich patron enters his life, everything Michael used to have seems tame in comparison to the riches now spread before him. But when Michael's girlfriend reacts badly to his new patron, Michael must make a choice - and the consequences of that choice aren't at all what he expected. A dark abyss of a novel, with Redmond's lens focusing on the worst side of humanity (greed, manipulation, betrayal) long enough to almost qualify it for inclusion in the 'noir' genre. Recommended. ( )
1 vote bibliotheque | Dec 4, 2006 |
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To My Mother, Mary Redmond.
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'Where's Michael? Why isn't he here? I want to say goodbye.'
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Michael, Heim- und Waisenkind, nach dem Studium an der Eliteuniversität erfolgreicher Junganwalt, ist liiert mit Rebecca, seiner Traumfrau. Alles scheint zu stimmen -- wäre da nicht ein Kindheitstrauma, die Sehnsucht nach Liebe, Vertrauen, Beschütztwerden. Genau diese Lücke erkennt und schließt Max, der vermeintlich väterliche Freund. "Jemand, der ausschließlich und allein für ihn da war." Max ist vereinnahmend, besitzt Geld und Macht, verfügt über "hochkarätige Beziehungen", hält geheimnisvolle Triumphe in der Hand und akzeptiert "kein NEIN als Antwort"
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