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Complicity

Iain Banks

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of a modern classic: 'ingenious, daring and brilliant' - Guardian

COMPLICITY
n. 1. the fact of being an accomplice, esp. in a criminal act

A few spliffs, a spot of mild S&M, phone through the copy for tomorrow's front page, catch up with the latest from your mystery source - could be big, could be very big - in fact, just a regular day at the office for free-wheeling, substance-abusing Cameron Colley, a fully paid-up Gonzo hack on an Edinburgh newspaper.

The source is pretty thin, but Cameron senses a scoop and checks out a series of bizarre deaths from a few years ago - only to find that the police are checking out a series of bizarre deaths that are happening right now. And Cameron just might know more about it than he'd care to admit ...

Involvement; connection; liability - Complicity is a stunting exploration of the morality of greed, corruption and violence, venturing fearlessly into the darker recesses of human purpose.

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Praise for Complicity

  • Fast moving . . . tightly plotted - Sunday Times

  • A stylishly executed and well produced study in fear, loathing and victimisation which moves towards doom in measured steps - Observer

  • Compelling and sinister . . . a very good thriller - Glasgow Herald

  • A remarkable novel . . . superbly crafted, funny and intelligent - Financial Times

  • The most imaginative novelist of his generation - The Times

  • From the brilliant opening . . . that lands the reader smack in the middle of the first of a series of cold-blooded murders to the final confrontation on a weather-beaten wild island . . . Complicity is irresistibly compelling - New York Times Book Review

  • Literate, passionate and well-paced, Complicity succeeds as both an absorbing entertainment and a chilling examination of accountability in a morally bankrupt world - San Francisco Chronicle

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Iain Banks

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels. Iain Banks died in June 2013.

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