Mole Hunt

The Maximus Black Files

Paul Collins

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Beschreibung

Mole Hunt is the first book in a science fiction series set in the future and in a universe far beyond earth, a place with floating cities where people can regenerate at will and mankind is out of control, killing and maiming at will. The protagonist - and anti-hero -- is teenager Maximus Black, who works for galactic law enforcement agency, RIM. He is a tightly-drawn, unlikeable psychopath trained to kill - and he does: he also commissions others to do his terrible bidding. Orphaned at the age of six when his parents are murdered, Black is so enraged by their deaths that he seeks to exact revenge: he plans to amass an enormous cache of Old Empire weapons as his way of controlling the galaxy. Black is extremely clever, able to cover his devious tracks as he progresses towards his goals.

There are two narrative points of view in the novel, that of Black and Anneke Longshadow, both of whom are orphans, pitted against one another. Black, a mole who has infiltrated the RIM operation, has no conscience, whereas Longshadow has. Early in the book she sets out to unearth the mole, her quest made more urgent when her adoptive father, her uncle Viktus is murdered. Conflict occurs when, in a world full of spies and secret agents, the Black and Longshadow again and again work out ways to dominate one another.

This fast-paced and bloody tale, tightly-plotted and exciting, is marketed as a young adult novel, but it is really cross-over, also ideal for adult reading.

Paul Collins is a linguaphile and a writer who has spent a lifetime learning about languages and their origins. He grew up in the Australian Outback where he would often accompany his father on his many trips to the interior. There, Paul found a fascination for the Aboriginal tribes that inhabited parts of the land the languages they spoke.

This allure led Paul to study languages at university and then saw him undertake a trip to the Amazonian rainforest, where he worked for a year before going on to study some of the Pacific Islands myriad dialects.

While he still works full time, Paul also writes books that help people to understand and learn a new language, with an approach that is based on making what is taught easy to learn with no unnecessary complications. It is a style which has gained him many plaudits and recognition from the many who have already taken up his courses.

In his free time Paul still loves travelling above all else. He is happiest when he is in a place where the language provides a barrier to most and where he can immerse himself in the food and culture of the people who live there.

Paul also enjoys the simple things in life, like watching documentaries, listening to classical music or taking a walk in the countryside. He lives just outside of Brisbane, with his wife and takes every opportunity he can to get to the beach or into the wide open spaces of the interior.

Produktdetails

Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 346
Erscheinungsdatum 06.09.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-921665-26-4
Maße (L/B/H) 19.8/12.9/2 cm
Gewicht 353 g

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