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978-0-552-77082-8 / 0552770825

The Wisdom of Crocodiles

by Hoffman, Paul

Publisher:Black Swan

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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When Steven Grlscz saves a young woman from throwing herself in front of a train he finds himself consumed by a love affair that transforms her from a suicidal, angry anorexic into a happy and beautiful young woman. Then she vanishes without trace.

Across the Thames, on the morning that George Winnicott, former head of the Anti-Terrorist Squad, is to begin his new job in charge of the City of Londons most powerful anti-fraud body, he wakes from a nightmare screaming that he knows the meaning of life. Later that day, a huge bomb explodes in the centre of London.

How are these events linked? What connects modern economics, a new take on the vampire concept, parachuting, pornography, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, financial fraud, terrorism, aliens, artificial intelligence, the meaning of life and the hardest crossword clue in the world?

Thirteen years in the writing, this is a novel that engages with the way the modern world works  and in admitting that contemporary life is complex, impenetrable and often terrifying, it also asserts that there are ways to see the patterns emerging from the chaos.

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