Internecine

Inter what In the tradition of the Hitchcock style wrong man spy thriller, with Internecine, veteran screenwriter David J Schow shakes up the crime genre with a dash of post cold war espionage conspiracy, a sprinkle of Hollywood secret history, and a whole lot of big guns When advertising executive Conrad Maddox returns from a red eye flight and finds a mysterious lo Inter what In the tradition of the Hitchcock style wrong man spy thriller, with Internecine, veteran screenwriter David J Schow shakes up the crime genre with a dash of post cold war espionage conspiracy, a sprinkle of Hollywood secret history, and a whole lot of big guns When advertising executive Conrad Maddox returns from a red eye flight and finds a mysterious locker key waiting in his rental car, his curiosity prevails and he discovers a briefcase loaded with guns and money Several hours later, his entire life tumbles down a rabbit hole when he meets Dandine, owner of the case and former contract assassin for a shadowy organization called Norco which is now out to nail both of them.For Conrad, internecine means conflict, mutual destruction, and slaughter or, as Dandine tells him, they are now inadvertently at play on a field of terrorism, counterassassination, military coups, dirty tricks, Watergate, spy vs spy, murky secret organizations, that sort of thing A world where people like Conrad ordinary citizens, or the walking dead are sometimes collateral damage A world in which being innocent can t save you, the police can t help you, and your only hope of getting out alive is to risk unheard of dangers against opponents with nearly unlimited power To free themselves from the spider web of black ops, murder, madness, and betrayal, Dandine and Conrad must delve ever deeper into the spiraling, dangerous maze that is Norco, where everyone seems to be in on the most lethal of games except you.
Internecine Inter what In the tradition of the Hitchcock style wrong man spy thriller with Internecine veteran screenwriter David J Schow shakes up the crime genre with a dash of post cold war espionage conspir

  • Title: Internecine
  • Author: David J. Schow
  • ISBN: 9780312571368
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. In his novel Internecine, David J. Schow uses the word "internecine" a few times, and even has his narrator suggest one "look it up." Personally, I can't stand it when writers start a piece with a dictionary definition (my brother-in-law says I have a problem with authority, and he's right-- I denounce any authority the dictionary has been given by the sheep-like masses(what Internecine's narrator would call "the walking dead")) and while this novel doesn't explicitly do that, it might has well [...]

    2. Conrad, a successful adman has his life transformed from the predictable to not knowing if he’s breathed his last breath. After collecting a rental car from an airport parking lot containing a mysterious briefcase later determined to be a ‘hit-kit’, Conrad’s former existence in the cut throat world of corporate politicking ends as he finds himself embroiled in another kind of cut throat occupation – one in which termination is permanent and symbolises more than just the end of a career [...]

    3. Decent conspiracy theory tale if you can get past the mind numbing tangents. I tossed this book in the "Couldn't Finish" pile after the first 12 pages. Then I came down with a nasty cold and needed something to pass the time as I sniffled on the couch. I'm a sucker for stories about everyday man being pulled into chaos/conspiracies/apocalyptic heroism. Why? Such paves the way for incredible character growth. I don't think Conrad rose to archetypal hero status by the end of Internecine, but it wa [...]

    4. Since the novel never actually defines, 'internecine', I'll save you some time, and provide the meaning. The term relates to a struggle within a nation, organization, or group which can be mutually destructive, ruinous, or fatal to both sides, and is characterized by bloodshed or carnage. And, nothing comes closer to the theme of this terrific thriller. When advertising executive Conrad Maddox returns from a flight and finds a mysterious locker key waiting in his rental car, life as he knows it [...]

    5. Start off saying that I put this down for a few days because the first fifty pages were so good, I thought that the book had to get slow and boring afterward. I was mistaken. The only real complaint I had was the parts where the narrator would go off on a random subject and rant for two pages. The plot was terribly convoluted, but for some reason that just seemed to work with me and anyway Internecine wouldn't be very internecine if it was all simple and straightforward. Have to say that the las [...]

    6. Inter- what? You ask yourself. Like me, most of you will associate Dave Schow with horror short stories, or FANGORIA magazine. Because he'd gone all crime/thriller on us I was put off buying any of his newer novels. I normally only read horror fiction, but I gambled on GUN WORK, a novel written by Schow, a few months ago. I couldn't put it down. This resulted in me ordering INTERNECINE, and his latest, UP GUNNED. INTERNECINE is a modern day Hitchcock thriller. The wrong man, a joe average, in th [...]

    7. very good book. takes the buddy action movie forumula, ties it in a knot, turns it on its head then twists it some more. highly reccomended

    8. The book is overly complicated and the story doesn't flow very well. It may be for someone smarter than me as I didn't find it exciting to walk through the narrator's constant monologues.

    9. Absolutely mind bottling, an ordinary individual is thrown into a vast world of imagination. Very interesting use of language in this reading, very inventive.

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