Hollow Man

Hollow Man

Book - 2015
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"As sharp and slick as a switchblade--both excellent entertainment and an acute psychological portrait. Add Mark Pryor to your must-read list--I have."

--LEE CHILD, #1  New York Times -bestselling author

Dominic is a prosecutor, a musician, and an Englishman living in Texas. He's also a psychopath.

His main goal is to hide his condition and lead a seemingly normal life in hopes to pay off his debts and become a full-time musician in Austin's  club scene. But on one lousy day his carefully-controlled world starts to shatter: he's demoted at work and accused of stealing a fellow musician's song. 

He also meets a beautiful woman in a lime green dress--perhaps the biggest threat to his safety of all. At her urging, Dominic hatches a plan to steal a van he knows will be filled with cash. He picks two friends as accomplices, insisting on no guns and no violence. But a security guard catches them in the act and simple theft turns into capital murder. 

Cracks start to show in the conspiracy and, with no allegiance to anyone but himself, Dominic has to decide whether to stick by his partners in crime, or let his true nature come out to play.
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2015.
ISBN: 9781633880863
Characteristics: 271 pages ; 21 cm

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cluhowy
Nov 15, 2017

Hollow Man was my first introduction to author Mark Pryor, a gifted and imaginative writer. I have a penchant for individuals with quirky, unique, and odd personalities. I especially enjoy those with a dry sense of humour, people who do not take themselves “too seriously”...the type of person who is aware of their idiosyncrasies and acknowledges their shortcomings.
Meet Dominic, the protagonist who possesses all of these qualities. Pryor surprisingly combines my love of law, crime and abnormal psychology, specifically, psychopathology. He masterfully weaves these areas into an intriguing tale whose protagonist is complex, intelligent, and witty and freely admits to the reader that he is a psychopath. Dominic is that rare character we both like, yet loathe. We are drawn to Dominic despite his faulty moral compass. I do not know how, but Pryor accomplishes this feat effortlessly and brilliantly. This novel is given high praise by Lee Child, what more can be said?

This is the latest book from Mark Pryor, an Austin Assistant DA who writes suspense novels (often at a table here in the Oak Hill branch library). This book is written in first person narrative. The narrator suggests that he is a psychopath and just happens to be an Austin prosecutor. Set among the Austin music scene, the story is full of twists and complications. Recommended by Linda

Blood13 Nov 29, 2015

Great incorporation of legal terms. Made the read very enticing.

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Stupid men tell stupid lies,...

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Money meant freedom.

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