From the author of the international best seller The Gone-Away World--a new riveting action spy thriller, blistering gangster noir, and howling absurdist comedy: a propulsively entertaining tale about a mobster's son and a retired secret agent who team up to save the world.
Joe Spork repairs clocks, a far cry from his late father, a flashy London gangster. But when Joe fixes one particularly unusual device, his life is suddenly upended. Joe's client, Edie Banister, is more than just a kindly old lady--she's a former superspy. And the device? It's a 1950s doomsday machine. And having triggered it, Joe now faces the wrath of both the government and a diabolical South Asian dictator, Edie's old arch-nemesis. With Joe's once-quiet world now populated with mad monks, psychopathic serial killers, scientific geniuses, girls in pink leather, and threats to the future of conscious life in the universe, he realizes that the only way to survive is to muster the courage to fight, help Edie complete a mission she gave up years ago, and pick up his father's old gun...
When a young and unassuming clock repairman fixes a particular clock, his life changes forever in Nick Harkaway's second novel, ANGELMAKER. Having a notorious criminal for a father has encouraged Joe Spork to keep a low profile and stay out of trouble. That's why he likes his work repairing the insides of time-keeping devices. Edie Banister, on the other hand, wishes she could control her clock and turn back time: the nonagenarian ex-spy is bored by old age and disillusioned with the contemporary situation. A series of strange events, however, set Joe and Edie off on a wild adventure that takes Joe out of his comfort zone, puts Edie back in the hot seat, and makes them both responsible for the future of the world.
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- March 20, 2012
- March 20, 2012
- Nick Harkaway