By Iain Banks
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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COMPLICITY n. 1. the fact of being an accomplice, esp. in a criminal act
Local journalist Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have the same MO -- he commits brutal murders on behalf of the underdog. As the two stories begin to merge, Cameron finds himself inextricably and inexplicably implicated by the killer.
When the arms dealer whom Cameron plans to expose is found literally "disarmed" before Cameron can even put pen to paper and the brewery chief, loathed by Cameron, who sold out at the expense of his workers finds himself permanently unemployable, the police become convinced of Cameron's guilt, as do half his friends and colleagues, forcing Cameron to employ all his investigative skills to find the real killer and his motive.
Pierlues said on Sep 20, 2013, 19:23
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Mega76 said on Aug 19, 2008, 05:22
I love Banks, so I'can't (and don't even try to) be objective. I've loved the way it's written: I can easily imagine Banks quietly laughing, while he's written part of this book. Very nice the alternation of second person (quite unusual) and third person in the telling.
As usual with many of his novels (be them SF or "mainstream") you have to read almost till the end to understand the title, and to which (or whose) complicity is he referring to.
The story in itself is fairly simple, but the characters are wonderfully depicted. And even raunchy at times.
zontar said on Jul 09, 2008, 08:12
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