The Inquisitor
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The Inquisitor

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A spectacularly original thriller about a professional torturer who has a strict code, a mysterious past, and a dangerous conviction that he can save the life of an innocent child

Geiger has a gift: he knows a lie the instant he hears it. And in his business—called "information retrieval" by its practitioners—that gift is invaluable, because truth is the hottest thing on the market.

Geiger's clients count on him to extract the truth from even the most reluctant subjects. Unlike most of his competitors, Geiger rarely sheds blood, but he does use a variety of techniques—some physical, many psychological—to push his subjects to a point where pain takes a backseat to fear. Because only then will they finally stop lying.

One of Geiger's rules is that he never works with children. So when his partner, former journalist Harry Boddicker, unwittingly brings in a client who demands that Geiger interrogate a twelve-year-old boy, Geiger responds instinctively. He rescues the boy from his captor, removes him to the safety of his New York City loft, and promises to protect him from further harm. But if Geiger and Harry cannot quickly discover why the client is so desperate to learn the boy's secret, they themselves will become the victims of an utterly ruthless adversary.

Mesmerizing and heart-in-your-throat compelling, The Inquisitor is a completely unique thriller that introduces both an unforgettable protagonist and a major new talent in Mark Allen Smith.

Title:The Inquisitor
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0805094261
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages

    The Inquisitor Reviews

  • Amanda
    Jul 01, 2012

    In The Inquisitor, our protagonist wakes up in New York City with no knowledge of who he is or where he's been, but possesses a keen survival instinct. Managing to get work on construction sites for c...

  • Jeanette
    Apr 23, 2012

    Geiger is a torture artist, but he prefers to call his work "information retrieval." He has a special gift in that he can always tell when someone is lying. He also has a soft spot for kids, but he's ...

  • George
    Mar 31, 2016

    Το βιβλίο κυκλοφόρησε στα ελληνικά πριν λίγες μέρες, από τις εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος, και δεν άργησα να το αγορ...

  • Marla
    Apr 25, 2012

    When I first started listening to this I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. Then I was soon sucked into the story. Geiger is someone who can tell if a person is telling the truth or not. He tortur...

  • Katy
    Feb 16, 2012

    My original review can be seen here.Please note: I originally read in February 2012; just updating the formatting.My Synopsis and Story Overview: Geiger has no memory prior to arriving in New York on ...

  • Miss Clara
    Aug 08, 2012

    It was amazing! I love the plot truly. I have no time to put on a review,this should be a quicky. But I really want a sequel!!And I want more of Geiger's past. Sure, he's invisible, his dad taught him...

  • Jodi
    May 25, 2012

    This blew me out of the water. Geiger is in the Information Retrieval business. Or in plain English, he's a professional torturer. But he rarely draws blood. He doesn't need to. He uses the victim's o...

  • Emma Sea
    Mar 04, 2013

    You know what this book needs? A good dose of slash.First half = very good. There were even two small sections that were absolutely marvellous; kind of restoring my faith in contemporary fiction marve...

  • ???????? ??????
    Oct 22, 2016

    Είναι ένα ωραίο ψυχολογικό θρίλερ που τα έχει όλα. Έναν συμπαθέστατο πρωταγωνιστή που είναι επαγγελματίας βα...

  • Andrew
    Jan 15, 2012

    Geiger’s mind was sent reeling away from the dark forest, defying the vision’s gravity and seeking refuge beyond it. But what came before him was a floating curtain, and then, as the curtain parte...