Monday, August 13, 2007

"The History Book"

New from Grand Central Publishing: Humphrey Hawksley's The History Book.

About the book, from the publisher:

Kathleen 'Kat' Polinski — burglar, hacker, undercover agent — returns home from a deadly mission at the Kazakh Embassy in Washington, DC, to find a cryptic message from her sister. Soon after, she learns that her sister Suzy has been murdered — shot with a highpowered rifle in a desolate spot 100 miles outside of London.

What was Suzy doing there? Did it have anything to do with the controversial Project Peace? An international security agreement, Project Peace allows constant surveillance and loss of individual freedom in the name of stability and order. Kat must use every weapon at her disposal, from martial arts to computer hacking, to bring her sister's killer to justice. But in her search for answers, she discovers an increasingly plausible threat that could destroy the world as we know it....

From the first explosive chapter, you're hooked on this near-future thriller and Kat Polinski, its new-style heroine.