Author(s): Benjamin Black (aka John Banville)
Commissioned as a high profile serial by the "New York Times Magazine", "The Lemur" is a stylish new thriller from a rising star of literary crime.William ('Wild Bill') Mulholland is an Irish-American electronics billionaire. An ex-CIA operative, he now heads up the Mulholland Trust, with the help of his daughter Louise. When Mulholland gets wind of a hostile biography planned for him by the investigative journalist Wilson Cleaver, he commissions his daughter's husband, John Glass, to pen the official line.But Glass' young researcher tries to blackmail him, and Glass is horrified, fearing that his own secrets, as well as the Mulhollands', are at risk. He slings him off the project, only to hear from the NYPD that this man he has nicknamed 'The Lemur' has been found shot to death...Silence cannot be bought - even by one of New York's wealthiest families. Riddled with explosive secrets, "The Lemur" is a brilliant contemporary thriller that sees Benjamin Black at the top of his game.
2008. A trade paperback copy in near fine condition.
Benjamin Black is the pen name of acclaimed author John Banville, who was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for The Sea. He lives in Dublin.