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The Laughing Monsters
'In this land of chaos and despair, all I can do is wish for magic armour and the power to disappear.' Freetown, Sierra Leone. A city of heat and dirt, of guns and militia. Alone in its crowded streets, Captain Roland Nair has been given a single assignment. He must find Michael Adriko - maverick, warrior, and the man who has saved Nair's life three times and risked it many more. The two men have schemed, fought and profited together in the most hostile regions of the world. But on this new level - espionage, state secrets, treason - their loyalties will be tested to the limit. This is a brutal journey through a land abandoned by the future - a journey that will lead them to meet themselves not in a new light, but in a new darkness.
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This high-suspense tale offer a more convincing portrait of amoral intelligence agents and the havoc they wreak than almost any journalistic account of Third World skullduggery * Washington Post Sunday * For all its chaos and complexity, The Laughing Monsters is one of Johnson's most disciplined efforts -- Nathaniel Rich * Atlantic * This echoes of Graham Greene's bleak cynicism and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, it's a gripping romp through a world of corruption, government interference, big business manipulation and all sorts of other shenanigans to boot -- Doug Johnstone * Big Issue * It has an irresistible sense of hopelessness -- Eva Dolan * Metro * The Laughing Monsters is part espionage thriller and part screwball comedy, and it straddles those far-flung genres with more grace than you might think possible -- Edmund Gordon * Sunday Times *
Denis Johnson was the author of nine novels, one novella, two books of short stories, five collections of poetry, two collections of plays and one book of reportage. Among other honours, his novel Tree of Smoke won the 2007 National Book Award and was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, and Train Dreams was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.