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White-knuckle suspense pairs with incisive, directed prose
on 3 April 1999
The Tower is a brilliant first crack at fiction for new-comer Hurwitz. From the first page, his enjoyable knack for meaningful dialogue and clever prose transcends the genre. Characters and scenes are painted more with a brush than with a computer stroke in this novel.
But Hurwitz spares no punches with substance, delivering top-flite suspense and riveting action. From the claustrophobic bowels of the foreboding Tower, the world's newest Alcatraz, to the warped and dangerous mind of Allander Atlasia, the psychotic killer that terrorizes the Bay Area, no detail is left undeveloped. Hurwitz also introduces a refreshing protagonist in Jade Marlow, one whose complexities seem as varied and deep as Atlasia's.
The Tower is a harrowing ride through mayhem and murder, psychological warfare and raw instinct. When you finish the book, what you're left with is pure adrenaline.