An Experimental Dystopian Political Thriller for a world on the brink!
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A New & Challenging Literary Thriller for a Lost Generation and their Dying Dreams of a Better World
When Dogs Could Talk dabbles not only in body parts and aberrant sexuality, but ideologies, philosophies, ruined psyches, and political agendas.
What may happen if the world does not confront the uncontrolled excesses of States and the enemies of reason.
Praise for When Dogs Could Talk
- For Some … Fiction, For Others … Today's Reality – Rock Me
- Intense! – Manchester
- Too Close to Home – David Bradshaw
- One Thrilling Ride! – Jaimie A. Geraldi
- One of the year's best, most thought-provoking thrillers – Meghan
- Gritty & Sensual. A highly sensual, visceral experience of the gritty underbelly in a corrupt, shattering world. – Soupernanny
- If you're looking for something engrossing it will be a compelling read. – Erica Lucas
- A roller coaster of a good read!–Silkki
- Intriguing Grittiness. – Brittjt01
“Need you at Babilani, Charlie—know the place?”
Harris came to regret answering the Chief Inspector’s call, but that cold January evening it appeared to be just another story.
Charlie Harris and CI Winston Quist, with little hope and less conviction, put their natural suspicions and cynicism aside in an attempt to stop the ruin of their country.
What followed from this decision—a journey through economic collapse, crime, espionage, counter-intelligence, insurrection, civil war, accident, coincidence, psychosis, spree killing, mass murder, and, perhaps, an archetypal genocide.
When Dogs Could Talk follows Charlie Harris, and those that cross his path, through a year in the life of a city as it seemed to be preparing itself for a season in hell.
Can this be stopped? More importantly, could the collapse be understood—and in the understanding halt what appeared inevitable?
Through a complex cast of characters—political leaders, criminals, caitiffs, radical lesbians, psychopaths, reporters, lovers, hookers, strippers, homophobes, families, pimps, revolutionaries, demagogues, children, the homeless, street gangs, detectives, doctors, thugs, constables, navvies, nurses, convicts, spies, murderers, protean abortionists, errant philosophers, nihilists, terrorists, double-agents, and the vast, nameless morass of a stunned and feckless humanity—When Dogs Could Talk carries the reader through a page turning psychological thriller which is part political gang rape, part philosophical barbarism, and part post-modern morality play.
When Dogs Could Talk is less concerned with the ethos of an act than it is with why individuals choose one sensibility rather than another. From this follows all of the action, reaction, and resolution of the various characters in this epic study of the ordinary and extraordinary caught up in a contemporary, but very old, wave of historical violence and social collapse.
Through the extremities of the year one question haunts—
Is revolution the art of political plagiarism?