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Complicity

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COMPLICITY
n. 1. the fact of being an accomplice, esp. in a criminal act

A few spliffs, a spot of mild S&M, phone through the copy for tomorrow’s front page, catch up with the latest from your mystery source – could be big, could be very big – in fact, just a regular day at the office for free-wheeling, substance-abusing Cameron Colley, a fully paid-up Gonzo hack on an Edinburgh newspaper.

The source is pretty thin, but Cameron senses a scoop and checks out a series of bizarre deaths from a few years ago – only to find that the police are checking out a series of bizarre deaths that are happening right now. And Cameron just might know more about it than he’d care to admit …

Involvement; connection; liability – Complicity is a stunting exploration of the morality of greed, corruption and violence, venturing fearlessly into the darker recesses of human purpose.

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Literate, passionate and well-paced, Complicity succeeds as both an absorbing entertainment and a chilling examination of accountability in a morally bankrupt world
San Francisco Chronicle
An ingeniously constructed tale, done with customary ease, wit and panache. Banks may be a classic story-spinner, purveyor of the proverbial Good Read: but in among all the contrasts, the genre-hopping and the fun, there's a small, serious common purpose to his work
Scotsman
A remarkable novel . . . superbly crafted, funny and intelligent
Financial Times
Brutal in the nightmarishness of its gruesome murders and sexual explicitness but never less than a no-holds-barred blitz of a thriller
Daily Mail
Compelling and sinister . . . a very good thriller
Glasgow Herald
Ingenious, daring and brilliant
Guardian
A cocktail of sex, skulduggery and hi-tech mystery, set most convincingly in a Caledonian newsroom. I shall now read everything Banks has written
Jeremy Isaacs, Financial Times
Fast moving ... tightly plotted
Sunday Times
A stylishly executed and well produced study in fear, loathing and victimisation which moves towards doom in measured steps
Observer
From the brilliant opening . . . that lands the reader smack in the middle of the first of a series of cold-blooded murders to the final confrontation on a weather-beaten wild island . . . Complicity is irresistibly compelling
New York Times Book Review
An excellent nervy book, both cool and terrifying at its dark centre where the perfect logic of the protagonist is devoid of pity. Banks's muscular style and gruesome imagination make this a fast-moving thriller not to be missed
Daily Telegraph