Taking Lives

Taking Lives

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Martin Arkenhout, a seventeen-year-old Dutchman travelling across the States, kills his young American travelling companion, Seth Goodman, and adopts his identity. Some months later he takes - and takes on - other lives, adopting another passport, set of credit cards and identity. A decade and many lives later, now back in the Netherlands, he kills and becomes a young British art historian, Christopher Hart, and follows his plans to go to Portugal. But Christopher is being followed from London by Costas, another art historian, investigating the disappearance of a series of valuable prints from a priceless book, and before he leaves the Netherlands, Martin runs into his own mother on a tram. In the confusion of the moment he identifies himself as Hart, and for the first time Martin's series of seamless killings and identities runs into trouble.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 313g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Media tie-in
  • Media tie-in
  • 0753820234
  • 9780753820230

About Michael Pye

Novelist, historian, journalist and broadcaster, Michael Pye is the author of nine other books including The Drowning Room. He lives near Coimbra, Portugalshow more

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'[a] sparse, haunting tale...Quietly chilling.' MIRROR (16-22 April) 'Michael Pye's thriller is spikily intelligent, inventive and stylish.' -- Tracey Lawson SCOTSMAN (8.5.04)show more