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Nameless [Kindle Edition]

Joe Conlan
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Chilling and taut, NAMELESS, introduces a fresh and exciting twist on the deadly game of cat and mouse. By virtue of one impulsive and deeply human, but all too grave mistake, a good and decent man finds himself pitted against the embodiment of evil and threatened with losing everything and everyone he loves and values; including the pristine reputation he has endeavored all his adult life to establish.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel Falcone unwittingly steps onto course for a head-on collision with a frighteningly brilliant psychotic serial killer, whose harrowing childhood abuse and neglect left him devoid of humanity and salivating for revenge. Framed for a brutal murder on a commercial cruise ship, and fighting for the right to raise his sons and clear his name, Falcone races against the clock and struggles to keep his eyes on the prize, even while his profound guilt and self-loathing threaten to destroy him faster than his maniacal adversary.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 712 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0989038009
  • Publisher: Joe Conlan; 1 edition (1 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,219 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,030 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Joe Conlan was born and raised on Long Island, New York, but has lived the great majority of his life in the state of Florida. He obtained his JD degree from the University of Florida in 1983. He practiced law as a trial attorney for 15 years, three of those as a prosecutor in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Nameless, his debut novel, reached the #1 spot on the Amazon UK Thriller Bestsellers list shortly after its release. In his free time, Joe loves to read, travel and spend time with his family which includes two gorgeous female Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

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95 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome first book 14 May 2013
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I bought this book after being directed to the reviews. It is the author's first book and I hope that his future novels maintain this standard. I was hooked from the first few pages - the characters are developed as the story moves along at a fast pace, with the number of victims steadily rising. A great, enjoyable read that will have you absorbed from beginning to end. I can't wait for the next instalment.
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85 of 96 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nameless - a riveting debut 11 Jun 2013
By Keith D
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Following other reviews, thought I'd try `Nameless,' the debut novel from new author Joe Conlan.
It's a gripping read that keeps you page turning right from start to finish. He cleverly draws you into this thriller, back-grounding the main characters and even extracts sympathy from you when you learn of the villain's upbringing. That doesn't last, as the young Shem turns into a nasty, violent and perverse serial killer. Against this, you have FBI agent Daniel Falcone. He too has had childhood problems, but he chose a different side of the law. However, through a mind-tormenting indiscretion, he is drawn into Shem's twisted world. The story follows paths you don't expect, and the lead up to the conclusion is gruesome but riveting.
It's a must read book, and highly recommended. The only disappointment is the wait you have for the follow up.
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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Novel from Joe Conlan 16 Jun 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book had a very attractive and atmospheric cover graphic which suited the genre. The books' layout and structure were professional, demonstrating good use of language with clear dialogue between the characters.
As to the content of the book itself, I was really impressed with the exciting and detailed plot, which displayed real creativity.
Unlike many books in this genre, this was a credible read, with true to life characters. The author gave the impression that he had thoroughly researched into the psyche of his serial killer.
Albeit there was a certain naivete displayed in character plotting, in regard to a black and white approach to right and wrong with no clear resolution. doubt clear scope for a follow-up book here!
ultimately definitely a book I would recommend!
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51 of 59 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 11 July 2013
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I am a huge crime/thriller fan and bought this (very cheap) offering having read all the glowing reviews. The brevity and poor grammar/spelling of many of the top reviews should have made me suspicious. I am sorry to say that I just couldn't get into the book at all and I persevered for a few days. I found the endless details and back stories really slowed down the plot and I struggled to care about the hero and heroine. The bad guy's ability to be good at everything, despite the most awful childhood, just stretched my disbelief beyond anything I could accept. I accept some descriptions of violence to be a necessary part of this genre, but I felt that there was too much here - and it wasn't relevant or necessary to be so detailed (and boring. Halfway through, I ground to a halt, and went back to the reviews to see if I had missed anything. One of the reviews revealed a massive plot point. I am ashamed to say I was last, an excuse to stop reading this awful book. Many people seemed to have enjoyed it and that is fine, but it just wasn't for me.
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56 of 68 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just dire 5 July 2013
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I don't know how this book has received as many 4 and 5 star reviews as it had - does the author have a marketing trick? It has no redeeming features. It is badly written: bad/clunky dialog (countless examples but to give just one, how many FBI Special Agents in Charge would refer to themselves as Special Agent in Charge when talking to another FBI agent, rather than just SAC? None), bad characterisation, implausible characters (of course I'm prepared to overlook a high degree of implausibility, that goes with the territory of thriller writing, but the villain in this one had just such implausible skills given his upbringing that it didn't work for me) and bad/unbelievable plot. Time and time again it was just too implausible. One key section relies on the bad guy staying on a cruise ship for a week and then hacking in to the cruise ship's database and deleting his record. There is then no record to be found. Given the investigation is taking place at the end of that week, don't you think there'd be at least 20 hard copy printouts of passenger manifests on the ship, to say nothing of in the port records etc? I could go on and on pointing out the errors in this but that would get repetitive, rather like the constant and gratuitous descriptions of violence throughout the book.

In short, it reads like a very extended, rather disturbed essay written by a not very talented teenager

I love thrillers - from Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Jeffrey Deaver to name just a few - and I read a lot of them (probably 50 a year - I travel a lot and read on planes to distract myself) so I have to look outside the big names. I won't be reading any more of this guy. I only finished the book because I hate to leave a book unfinished and I was on a 13 hour flight with nothing else left to read. It still wasn't worth it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellently frustrating 30 Jan 2014
By Aimzy83
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I found this book to be an excellent read. There was twists and turns unexpected plots that really gets you wanting to read more. I honestly couldn't put it down. A part of the book I wanted to stop reading as I knew what was going to happen and I didn't want it to, it made me so angry at the character (not the writer) for being so stupid and letting down his guard. The serial killer is totally deranged and some parts was totally skin crawling and chilling to read. It will definitely make me think twice about talking to strangers!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good story
A good story. A little gruesome in parts but nevertheless, very enjoyable. I will look for more from this author
Published 1 day ago by Ann Stanmore
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brilliant reading never put it down missed sleep with reading it lol can't wait for follow up to it like Conlans style x
Published 6 days ago by davy johnston
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Published 17 days ago by tiger
5.0 out of 5 stars would recommend it to anyone who likes a good thriller
I couldn't put this book down, would recommend it to anyone who likes a good thriller.
Published 17 days ago by Silver lady
5.0 out of 5 stars page turning!!!
What a great story!!! So well put together. It just kept me on not wanting to put it down. Well done!
Published 19 days ago by Misha
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Book
This is the first review I've ever posted as I felt the need to express just how good this book is. A totally gripping read which I just could not put down, just hope that a... Read more
Published 21 days ago by greg floyd
4.0 out of 5 stars full of suspense!
I found the book quite slow going to begin with and put it down quite a few times at the start. But it did start to get interesting and full of suspense. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Sian Cousins
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