Be My Enemy, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)

Description

It was a junket, a freebie. A 'team-building' weekend in the highlands for lawyers, advertising execs, businessmen, even the head of a charity. Oh, and a journalist, specially solicited for his renowned and voluble scepticism - Jack Parlabane. Amid the flying paintballs and flowing Shiraz even the most cynical admit the organisers have pulled some surprises - stalkers in the forest, power cuts in the night, mass mobile phone thefts, disappearing staff, disappearing guests: there's nothing can bring out people's hidden strengths or break down inter-personal barriers quite like not having a clue what's going on and being scared out of your wits. However, when the only vehicular access for thirty miles is cut off it seems that events are being orchestrated not just for pleasure ...And that's before they find the first body. Thereafter, 'finding out who your colleagues really are' is not so much an end product as the key to reaching Monday morning alive.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780349116815

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Jack Parlabane is back. There are some sharp and funny moments in this installment but the seige plot feels like a retread of One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night. Luckily, this works because of the additional characters who are trapped in a stately home fighting off the villanous intruders. Parlabane is at his world weary best, and this will not disappoint Brookmyre's fans.

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3

If you know and enjoy Brookmyre’s work, you expect his latest novel to be sharply satirical, lightweight, funny, with plenty of farcically over-the-top gory, macabre action. In these respects Be My Enemy will not disappoint. Still, you wonder where he will go next as a writer. There is a lot of déjà lu here; no attempt to strike out in a new creative direction. The political ambience of his writing remains unchanged. His philosophical centre of gravity is still the radical left playground of the Scottish campus. There are hints in this latest story that his characters may mature from there, but so far only as the postscript to the narrative.

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3

If you know and enjoy Brookmyre’s work, you expect his latest novel to be sharply satirical, lightweight, funny, with plenty of farcically over-the-top gory, macabre action. In these respects Be My Enemy will not disappoint. Still, you wonder where he will go next as a writer. There is a lot of déjà lu here; no attempt to strike out in a new creative direction. The political ambience of his writing remains unchanged. His philosophical centre of gravity is still the radical left playground of the Scottish campus. There are hints in this latest story that his characters may mature from there, but so far only as the postscript to the narrative.