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The Identity Man by Andrew Klavan
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Oct 13, 2011

it was amazing
Read from August 09 to November 18, 2010

Andrew Klavan makes his readers believe it's possible to have a new life, to start over, to be a new 'mang' (man). Due to be incarcerated and possibly sentenced to death row for a third strike in his career as a petty thief and because of the accusation of multiple murders, John Shannon is given the opportunity many simply dream of. But from his peripheral vision and unacknowledged suspicions, Shannon knew it was too good to be true.

His new life, while pleasant in the beginning, unfolds into a terror-driven race to keep his new identity and hide the one of his past. Amidst corrupt politicians and law enforcement, gang-bangers and a city terrorized by flood and fire, Shannon's past life merges with his new and he is forced to face what he considers to be part of hell.

Demoralized, beaten and almost killed, he attempts to piece together the real truth of the new life he is thrown into as he trudges through a city of shambles in the hope of staying alive. But no matter the fateful outcome of his own self-convicted life of hell, he wants only the safety of the woman he falls in love with.

As he's done with “Damnation Street” and “Empire of Lies”, Klavan compels readers to sift through page after page of mesmerizing intrigue to filter out lies and deception. Klavan paints his words so well it evokes images in the reader's imagination, captivating them at each turn of the page and bringing them into Shannon's hellish existence. An absolute must read!
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message 1: by Ian (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ian Connel NEW MANG! Such an awesome and amusing part :)

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