The Night Market
It’s late Thursday night, and Inspector Ross Carver is at a crime scene in one of the city’s last luxury homes. The dead man on the floor is covered by an unknown substance that’s eating through his sk ...more
He had no idea what would fill that hole, no sense of what he was looking for.”
”I have kissed honey lips...more
Felt the healing in the fingertips
It burned like fire
This burning desire
I have spoke with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was one empty night
I was cold as a stone
But I still haven't foun
Detective Ross Carver and his partner Jenner get a call late Thursday night about a homicide. Jenner and Carver show up to the scene and a man is dead on the floor with an unknown substance that has eaten him alive. All of a sudden, a bunch of men sho ...more
"Do you ever think there's maybe something that's gone wrong in the world."
THE NIGHT MARKET brings to the reader a futuristic Super-Freaky-Creepy....and Scary existence....Mysterious characters....and Frightening situations all rolled into one remarkable....and suspenseful conspiracy thriller.
So....welcome to a dark and dangerous new world. SFPD Inspector's Carver and Jenner work homicide. They see some terrifying and gruesome crime scenes,...more
Here’s a New Year’s resolution you will actually enjoy. Pick up a copy of this in January of 2018 when it releases and read it as quickly as possible. I promise you that it’ll be a lot more fun than a diet.
In the near future San Francisco is a city where most neighborhoods are so desperately poor that people scavenge wiring and bricks from crumbling buildings to sell for a little cash yet the upscale retail area can wrap a swanky hotel ...more
On Sunday Ross ...more
San Francisco is home to detective Ross Carver and the horror/crime scene he discovers in a luxury apartment. A dead body and a suspicious substance covering it. Something is terribly wrong and Ross finds himself thrust into a decontamination process.
Ross wakes up in bed and discovers he has been unconscious and has no memory of the past two days! His neighbor, Mia is by his side and is playing nurse. Just ...more
Beautifully descriptive both in character and setting the San Francisco we find in “The Night Market” has a tangibly different feel to it than before. Carver lives here, is part of the law here and so through him we c ...more
There’s no mystery or suspense in following a protagonist’s efforts to remember what happened to them if the reader was witness to the forgotten event, which transpired in chapter two. Snoozy, procedural, anticlimactic. Pass.
The publisher did a great job with piquing my interest and while I can't say that this was 'A mind-bending, masterfully plotted thriller', it certainly was unique and did keep me guessing. (or maybe confused is a better word)
I'm going to start with what I didn't care for:
-This takes place in the 'near-future'. No time frame is ever mentioned, and the futuristic references aren't always obvious, so it took me a while ...more
For the most part we are in the zone where the detective hero seeks to solve a set of vicious murders that appear gang-related. But we get a taste of some kind of larger conspiracy at the beginning along with our protagonist. San Francisco police detective Carver and his partner Jenner come a ...more
I don't even know what just happened...Seriously, what did I just read?
So Is that part of a series or not? Sort of??? Maybe???? Apparently....
The beginning of this book was off the hook. And since I said "hook", I think it is safe to say that the opening pages had me hooked. It is late on a Thursday night and Inspector Ross Carver and his partner, Jenner, have been called to a crime scene. There is a dead man on the floor. He is covered in an unrecognizable substance which appears ...more
'Flies. On the glass. Thousands of flies.'"
This book reminds me of an article I read a month ago about how smartphones are literally changing the way people's brains work, ruining our concentration, executive function, and memory as well as destroying our relationships with the people we spend physical time with (I wish I could find the exact article so I could quote the passage where it says that hey, maybe children should just get used to being ignored by pa ...more
The setting is San Francisco, but in a possibly near future time, when Inspector Ross Carver and his partner Jenner come upon a sight so unusual -- well the dead body part is not out of the ordinary -- it's the fact that it looks like it is has been cooked and eaten that takes them by surprise. Moments later, the FBI storms their scene and whisks them off to be decontaminated. Carver wakes a few days later to find his n ...more
I hadn't heard must about Jonathan Moore or his bother books before picking up THE NIGHT MARKET, but I will definitely have to go back and visit his previous work. This was a dark thriller meets sci-fi set in the not-so-distant future and it grabbed me right from the start.
Late one night, Inspector Ross Carver is investigating a crime scene of a single male victim in one of the last luxury homes in the area. The strang ...more
Also a big thanks to NetGalley for giving me an ARC of it.
The Night Market is a delicious, somewhat dystopian look at the near future, it's a vision of how things could be and it's not pretty. But the writing and plot had me transported. It's Gotham City, Sin City with Bruce Willis or Mickey Rourke playing the lead cop, inspector Ross Carver. Th ...more
This is an interesting psych thriller that involves homicide inspector Ross Carver and his partner Jenner who go to investigate a home that is actually a lab with death closer than they think.
The feel you get reading this is of the mad scientist conducting brain transfers but in this case it's a few wider steps involving mass innoculations , drug injections, major memory loss, and reading of t ...more
Kind of an up-to-the-minute rewriting of 1984, with a more wistfully idealistic hero and much less sociological or political analysis. The book instead works as a police procedural. It's the culmination of a trilogy set in San Francisco, but also works for readers new to the series, as I am. ...more
I didn't realise this book was the third part of a series of standalones with each book set in the same world yet following different storylines. This in no way affected my reading experience, everything was introduced exceedingly we ...more
A bit mobster feel, tied in with sci-fi themes with memory loss and a weird gray moss that turns people into pulp. WHAT?! After being around this element, Carver and his partner Jenner, wake up days later with no memory of the event and things just don't make sense.
I felt there were a ton of elements to this story - thriller, mobster, sci-fi and romance. At times it felt all over the plac ...more
Tons of twists and turns. The world reminded me of Blade Runner San Francisco-style, which was a plus in my books. And I loved the thematic com ...more
*Disclosure: I work for HMH, but I do not review HMH titles unless I feel extremely strongly about them as a reader. They have to be something special if I'm going to review them. This is one of those very special ones.
His third novel, THE POISON ARTIST, was a selection of the BBC Radio 2 Book Club. His novel THE NIGHT MARKET was optioned as a feature film by Amazon Studios and Mandeville Films, and his books have been translated into 12 languages.
Before graduating from law school in New Orleans, he lived in Taiwan for three years ...more