Disciple of the Dog
A crime thriller from an acclaimed master of speculative fiction""And you wonder why I'm cynical. I've literally 'seen it all before.' The truth is we all have, every single one of us past the age of, say, twenty-five. The only difference is that I remember.""No matter how hard he drinks, gambles, or womanizes, Disciple Manning simply cannot forget: not a word spoken, not an image glimpsed, not a pain suffered. Disciple Manning has total recall. Whatever he hears, he can remember with 100% accuracy. He can play it back in his head for an infinite number of times without a single change. This ability makes him a dangerously unorthodox private investigator.When a New Jersey couple hires Manning to find their daughter, who joined a religious cult before vanishing in a small rust-belt town called Ruddick, he finds himself embroiled in a mystery that will pit his unnatural ability to remember against his desperate desire to forget.
- Hardback | 286 pages
- 157.48 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
- 23 Nov 2010
- United States
"Someone said that reading a Jim Thompson novel was like being locked up in a fallout shelter with a brilliant, chatty, fast-talking maniac. Meet your new companion: Disciple Manning."--Jim Sallis, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Salt of a River""Even without the benefit--or would that be hindrance--of total recall, this is a book I'll remember for a long time. And enjoyable as it was, when the details fade I look forward to rereading and loving it again."--Bob Fingerman, award-winning author of "Bottom Feeder" and "Pariah""Beautifully viscious and painfully, darkly human, Bakker's "Disciple of the Dog" is the kind of book that makes a lot of other noir look like it was written by Sunday School teachers."--Brian Evenson, award-winning author of "Last Days"