Christopher G. Moore Updates: 14 March 2014

Dear Readers,

When a major airliner disappears and after days of searching there is no clue to solve the mystery, the international media starts to wonder about the competence of those in charge of the search and rescue. And when 176 bunkers and checkpoints appear throughout Bangkok manned by soldiers, the media focus is on the flowers and potted plants used to decorate the camouflage netting, like the disappearing plane the authorities provide little clarity to the situation.

In The Motion Machine Tracker I explore how and the way we pay attention is shaped and guided through a lifetime of social engineering. How many steps have you taken today? If you are average and work in an office between 6,000 to 7,000 steps, and that shoots up when you are free on the weekend. The more you move, the more things you bump into that demand your attention. With the Internet, our motion is slowly being reduced even more and the social engineering to control our attention is becoming more efficient.

Since 13th March you can upload the second novel in the Vincent Calvino series: Asia Hand. Price: $3.99. The novel won a 2011 Shamus Award for best paperback original. This ebook edition is available only for those in Thailand.

Asia Hand can be downloaded from two websites: (1) as an ePub file here or (2) Amazon/Kindle as an ebook here.

I’d appreciate it, if you’d let your friends know about this ebook edition of Asia Hand.

Here are some reviews for Asia Hand.

“Fast moving and hypnotic, this was a great read.”?—Crime Spree Magazine

“In Asia Hand, Christopher Moore builds the atmosphere, the ugliness, brilliantly.... This ain’t pretty boy, touristy stuff that passes for detective fiction.... The wash of human degradation threatens to drown you.”?—Tarun Cherian, Deccan Herald (India)

“Moore’s hard-boiled, noir plots and style place him hands-down as one of the top current crime writers.”
—Tom McLaren, Gallup Journey

“Navigating Bangkok’s dark sidestreets and myriad underground cultures requires keen insight as well as the courage to look at corruption but see the hope that lies beneath. Vincent Calvino, a disbarred American lawyer turned PI, has been doing that for years as Christopher G. Moore shows in his award-winning series.”?—Mystery Scene Magazine, Oline H. Cogdill

Asia Hand is a skillfully crafted, addictive ride through one of the planet's most raw and vivid cities. Moore and Calvino define the dark pungent cocktail that is Asian noir.”?—Eliot Pattison, author of the “Inspector Shan” series

Last week I’ve been reading two Swedish novels: Jonas Jonasson’s The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle I recommend reading them together as there is an odd emotional terrain shared by the characters.



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