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The Traveler

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In London, Maya, a young woman trained to fight by her powerful father, uses the latest technology to elude detection when walking past the thousands of surveillance cameras that watch the city. In New York, a secret shadow organization uses a victim's own GPS to hunt him down and kill him. In Los Angeles, Gabriel, a motorcycle messenger with a haunted past, takes pains to live -off the grid- -- free of credit cards and government IDs. Welcome to the world of The Traveler -- a world frighteningly like our own.In this compelling novel, Maya fights to save Gabriel, the only man who can stand against the forces that attempt to monitor and control society. From the back streets of Prague to the skyscrapers of Manhattan, The Traveler portrays an epic struggle between tyranny and freedom. Not since 1984 have readers witnessed a Big Brother so terrifying in its implications and in a story that so closely reflects our lives.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 27.94mm | 317.51g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1400079292
  • 9781400079292
  • 591,598

Review quote

"This novel's a stunner. . . . You won't want to put the book down." -People"The stuff that first-rate high-tech paranoid-schizophrenic thrillers are made of." -Time"A fearless, brilliant action heroine (think Uma Thurman in Kill Bill); a secret history of the world; a tale of brother against brother . . . and nonstop action as the forces of good and evil battle it out. . . . Readers won't regret taking this wild ride." -The Times-Picayune "Gripping. . . . Fresh and fascinating. . . . Impossible to put down."-Daily Newsshow more

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A world that exists in the shadows of our own. A conflict we will never see. One woman stands between those determined to control history and those who will risk their lives for freedom. Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The twenty-six-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father, and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins--a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers. Gabriel and Michael Corrigan are brothers living in Los Angeles. Since childhood, the young men have been shaped by stories that their late father was a Traveler, one of a small band of prophets who have vastly influenced the course of history. Travelers are able to attain pure enlightenment, and have for centuries ushered change into the world. Gabriel and Michael, who may have inherited their father's gifts, have always protected themselves by living "off the Grid"--that is, invisible to the real-life surveillance networks that monitor people in our modern society. Summoned by her ailing father, Maya is told of the existence of the brothers. The Corrigans are in severe danger, stalked by powerful men known as the Tabula--ruthless mercenaries who have hunted Travelers for generations. This group is determined to inflict order on the world by controlling it, and they view Travelers as an intolerable threat. As Maya races to California to protect the brothers, she is reluctantly pulled back into the cold and solitary Harlequin existence. A colossal battle looms--one that will reveal not only the identities of Gabriel and MichaelCorrigan but also a secret history of our time. Moving from the back alleys of Prague to the heart of Los Angeles, from the high deserts of Arizona to a guarded research facility in New York, The Traveler explores a parallel world that exists alongside our own. John Twelve Hawks's stunningly suspenseful debut is an international publishing sensation that marks the arrival of a major new talent.show more

About John Twelve Hawks

John Twelve Hawks lives off the grid. The Traveler is his first novel.show more

Review Text

"This novel's a stunner. . . . You won't want to put the book down." - People "The stuff that first-rate high-tech paranoid-schizophrenic thrillers are made of." - Time "A fearless, brilliant action heroine (think Uma Thurman in Kill Bill ); a secret history of the world; a tale of brother against brother . . . and nonstop action as the forces of good and evil battle it out. . . . Readers won't regret taking this wild ride." - The Times-Picayune "Gripping. . . . Fresh and fascinating. . . . Impossible to put down."- Daily Newsshow more

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9,486 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 29% (2,728)
4 38% (3,614)
3 23% (2,216)
2 7% (666)
1 3% (262)
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