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by Michael Gruber

eBook Tropic of Night epub
  • ISBN: 0060509554
  • Author: Michael Gruber
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperTorch (January 2004)
  • ePUB size: 1234 kb
  • FB2 size 1664 kb
  • Formats doc lit azw lrf


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Tropic of Night jp-1. The Good Son. Michael Gruber. New York Times bestselling author Michael Gruber, a member of "the elite ranks of those who can both chill the blood and challenge the mind" (The Denver Post), delivers a taut, multilayered, riveting novel of suspense Somewhere in Pakistan, Sonia Laghari and eight fellow members of a symposium on peace are being held captive by armed terrorists.

Find sources: "Michael Gruber" author – news · newspapers · books . Tropic of Night - The detective Jimmy Paz investigates a series of mysteries involving African sorcery in Miami.

Find sources: "Michael Gruber" author – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (January 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Gruber was the ghostwriter of the popular Robert K. Tanenbaum series of Butch Karp novels starting with No Lesser Plea and ending with Resolved. After the partnership with Tanenbaum ended, Gruber began publishing novels using his own name.

In Tropic of Night, as he does in all his novels, Michael Gruber writes with a deceptive directness and ease

In Tropic of Night, as he does in all his novels, Michael Gruber writes with a deceptive directness and ease. You settle into the pages aware that the story has you from the first paragraph and without warning you're pulled in past the normal boundaries of any genre and you're in the deep end with complex characters in an even more complex world that is frightening in it's strangeness and completely grounded familiarity. Tropic of Night, the first of the three great Jimmy Paz novels, journeys from Long Island to West Africa to Miami, with each world visually clear and seductive.

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Tropic of Night book. Jane Doe lives in the shadows under an assumed name.

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Michael Gruber . SUMMARY: This debut thriller should come with a warning-do not pick up if you have anything else planned for as long as it takes to read it! Tropic of Night is a dramatic. Jane Doe is a smart but listless graduate student when she encounters Marcel Vierchau, a French scholar whose lover she quickly becomes, following him to the strange world of the Chenka, a mysterious sect of Siberian shamans in whose society she quickly loses her scholarly objectivity-and nearly her life.

lied Jimmy Paz. You have enough for a great story, you’ll win another prize. No, I don’t know whether this is the work of a crazed serial killer. Okay, crazed, I’ll give you crazed, serial we don’t. know yet. Right, go ahead and print that: police wait for him to strike again. Helplessly wait, that’s better. Paz held the receiver a few inches from his ear and Cesar the prep cook grinned at him around a lot of gold. Paz was in the kitchen of his mother’s restaurant and on the phone, as he had promised, with Doris Taylor the crime reporter

When her sister is killed during a scientific study, an anthropologist fakes her own suicide and hides in Miami to prevent herself from becoming the latest victim in a string of ritualistic murders, while police detective Jimmy Paz tries to figure out how witness memories are being erased. Reprint.
Comments: (7)
Dead Samurai
Michael Gruber's genre mashing thrillers are unlike anything else you will read, encompassing as they do elements of thriller, mystery, literary fiction in the form of genuinely interesting philosophical musings and recurring themes exploring the nature of the universe and reality with examinations of materialism, mysticism, ontology and cosmology.

Tropic of Night is the opening volume of the Jimmy Paz trilogy, Gruber's first works not as a ghost writer. Gruber's historical thrillers gained greater acclaim, but the Paz trilogy remains a favorite of mine and a yearly re-read. Jimmy Paz, hero of the Killer Cat case (Night of the Jaguar: A Novel (Jimmy Paz)) and secret solver of an international incident (Valley of Bones: A Novel) is introduced here as he becomes involved in a very weird case that seems to involve African Magic that actually works. The tale is told with alternating character perspectives and the reader also meets Jane Doe, a former anthropologist and trust fund baby now disguised as a former nun and living in fear and hiding in Miami. Just how this happens is told in flashbacks that move the narrative forward and encompass anthropology, cosmology, shamanic mysticism European, African and Cuban, Santeria, police procedural, Tai Kwan Do and a great character study.

If these things sound like they couldn't possibly fit together, that is the fun of reading a Gruber novel. He makes them fit together and while he does he muses on the nature of consciousness and reality and teaches the reader something about an academic subject be it anthropology, entomology, Catholic theology or art history, to name a few topics from his many thrillers. Gruber is always, always an intelligent and entertaining delight who is a curious seeker and any reader who is the same will find his books a non-guilty pleasure.

Truly, more than a master of the genre, Gruber's works have elements of the literary and character study as well, wrapped up in an appealing, page-turning package. I have been pre-ordering his books for his last three publications after discovering him with the Jimmy Paz trilogy. I highly recommend that lovers of a good read that has brains and brio start with the Paz Trilogy and move on to all of his other works. A delightful find.
Ynap
In Tropic of Night, as he does in all his novels, Michael Gruber writes with a deceptive directness and ease. You settle into the pages aware that the story has you from the first paragraph and without warning you're pulled in past the normal boundaries of any genre and you're in the deep end with complex characters in an even more complex world that is frightening in it's strangeness and completely grounded familiarity. Tropic of Night, the first of the three great Jimmy Paz novels, journeys from Long Island to West Africa to Miami, with each world visually clear and seductive in their difference and the tension between science, magic, faith, belief, good and evil, and what is even real in our lives, twisting and into a knot that finally has to break. It does, and I tumbled out of this book grateful for all I experienced in it's pages and anxious to dive into the next Jimmy Paz book, Valley of Bones.
MisterQweene
I have not read something this good for years! It pulled me in and lived in my mind until I could manage to finish the book.
Just some of its good points:
Its characters are all rich and clearly drawn - and fascinating.
Gruber is one of a handful of authors that I have found who can blend separate narratives (there are 3) into a cohesive tale.
The story is wholly convincing, with details that hang together.

There is a rich background story, a gripping present-day crisis, and an excellent detective (or two?). Jimmy Paz, Gruber's police detective hero, is a great character - level-headed, smart, a blend of Cuban, black, and American cultures, cynical and modern. And he can cook, too!!! He is beautifully contrasted by his old-fashioned and deeply religious partner, Cletis Barlow, who has a Bible quote for every crime scene.

At this point, I have already bought the other Jimmy Paz books, have finished the next (Valley of Bones), and am moving in on the third (Night of the Jaguar). I desperately hope to find that Michael Gruber has returned to writing Jimmy Paz stories, because I am hooked!

* I just re-read this book, and had to come back to say that the book is just as good a second time through! I picked up on subtle bits that I missed the first time, and was just as deeply hooked into the story. Excellent!!
Blackseeker
"Tropic of Night" is one of the BEST best seller/detective/thriller novels I've ever read.
No, wait... it's better than that. It's also thought-provoking in the extreme. I mean, if this book doesn't make one take a second look at what one used to think life was all about -- and what the human mind might be capable of... well, I'd have to say such a person is probably as close-minded as it's possible to be.
Atop all that, once again Mr. Gruber's apparent command of the subject matter -- in this case (in part), voodoo, shamanism and African mysticism -- seems thorough and admirable. "Tropic of Night" is not some slammed-out, filled-with-superficial-generalities potboiler so typical of the genre; it's writing as good as it gets.
Anyway, what a find Mr. Gruber turned out to be for me! Especially after the first work of his that I read ("Good Son" or something) struck me as one of the lamest efforts to ever hit print. And now -- after reading three or four of his other things -- I suspect "Good Son" was written by an impersonator. Or, maybe, by a "paarolawats." A reference you'll get if your read "Tropic of Night." Which I strongly encourage everyone to do.
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