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Spark - A Novel

John Twelve Hawks

THE MOST DANGEROUS ASSASSIN IS THE ONE WHO BELIEVES HE IS ALREADY DEAD. A razor-sharp, high-tech, wildly imaginative new novel from internationally bestselling author John Twelve Hawks, Spark features a narrator unlike any in recent fiction-a man whose view of life and death is different from anything you've ever imagined. Jacob Underwood is a contract employee of the Special Services Section, a small shadow department buried within the multinational corporation DBG, headquartered in New York City. Jacob is not a businessman . . . he is a hired assassin . . . and his job is to neutralize problems deemed unacceptable by the corporation. But Jacob is not like other employees, nor is he like other people. After a catastrophic motorcycle accident leaves him with Cotard's syndrome-an actual condition that causes those afflicted to believe they are dead-Jacob perceives himself as nothing but a "Shell," with no emotions and no tether to the concept of right and wrong. Emily Buchanan is a bright young second-year associate for DBG, and she has disappeared without a trace. Suspecting that Emily has stolen either vast sums of money or valuable information from the company, Ms. Holquist, Jacob's handler at DBG, assigns him the task of tracking down the young woman and neutralizing her. Jacob's condition allows him to carry out assignments with ruthless, logical precision, devoid of guilt, fear, or dishonor. But as his new assignment draws him inside a labyrinthine network of dark dealings, Jacob finds himself up against something he is completely incapable of understanding. Shifting with riveting precision from New York to London, Paris to New Delhi, Spark is a thriller that delves into the surveillance state we prognosticate today . . . and will live in tomorrow. In the hands of master storyteller John Twelve Hawks, a unique character's startling transformation comes to life, making Spark a thriller that resonates and satisfies on many levels. From the Hardcover edition.

THE MOST DANGEROUS ASSASSIN IS THE ONE WHO BELIEVES HE IS ALREADY DEAD. A razor-sharp, high-tech, wildly imaginative new novel from internationally bestselling author John Twelve Hawks, Spark features a narrator unlike any in recent fiction-a man whose view of life and death is different from anything you've ever imagined. Jacob Underwood is a contract employee of the Special Services Section, a small shadow department buried within the multinational corporation DBG, headquartered in New York City. Jacob is not a businessman . . . he is a hired assassin . . . and his job is to neutralize problems deemed unacceptable by the corporation. But Jacob is not like other employees, nor is he like other people. After a catastrophic motorcycle accident leaves him with Cotard's syndrome-an actual condition that causes those afflicted to believe they are dead-Jacob perceives himself as nothing but a "Shell," with no emotions and no tether to the concept of right and wrong. Emily Buchanan is a bright young second-year associate for DBG, and she has disappeared without a trace. Suspecting that Emily has stolen either vast sums of money or valuable information from the company, Ms. Holquist, Jacob's handler at DBG, assigns him the task of tracking down the young woman and neutralizing her. Jacob's condition allows him to carry out assignments with ruthless, logical precision, devoid of guilt, fear, or dishonor. But as his new assignment draws him inside a labyrinthine network of dark dealings, Jacob finds himself up against something he is completely incapable of understanding. Shifting with riveting precision from New York to London, Paris to New Delhi, Spark is a thriller that delves into the surveillance state we prognosticate today . . . and will live in tomorrow. In the hands of master storyteller John Twelve Hawks, a unique character's startling transformation comes to life, making Spark a thriller that resonates and satisfies on many levels. From the Hardcover edition.
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THE MOST DANGEROUS ASSASSIN IS THE ONE WHO BELIEVES HE IS ALREADY DEAD. A razor-sharp, high-tech, wildly imaginative new novel from internationally bestselling author John Twelve Hawks, Spark features a narrator unlike any in recent fiction-a man whose view of life and death is different from anything you've ever imagined. Jacob Underwood is a contract employee of the Special Services Section, a small shadow department buried within the multinational corporation DBG, headquartered in New York City. Jacob is not a businessman . . . he is a hired assassin . . . and his job is to neutralize problems deemed unacceptable by the corporation. But Jacob is not like other employees, nor is he like other people. After a catastrophic motorcycle accident leaves him with Cotard's syndrome-an actual condition that causes those afflicted to believe they are dead-Jacob perceives himself as nothing but a "Shell," with no emotions and no tether to the concept of right and wrong. Emily Buchanan is a bright young second-year associate for DBG, and she has disappeared without a trace. Suspecting that Emily has stolen either vast sums of money or valuable information from the company, Ms. Holquist, Jacob's handler at DBG, assigns him the task of tracking down the young woman and neutralizing her. Jacob's condition allows him to carry out assignments with ruthless, logical precision, devoid of guilt, fear, or dishonor. But as his new assignment draws him inside a labyrinthine network of dark dealings, Jacob finds himself up against something he is completely incapable of understanding. Shifting with riveting precision from New York to London, Paris to New Delhi, Spark is a thriller that delves into the surveillance state we prognosticate today . . . and will live in tomorrow. In the hands of master storyteller John Twelve Hawks, a unique character's startling transformation comes to life, making Spark a thriller that resonates and satisfies on many levels. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

11h 25m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:31


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:26


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:28


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:13


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:11


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:13


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:37


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:21


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:34


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:27


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:37


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:03


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:23


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:15


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:04


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:13


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:01


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:57


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:44


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:07


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:02


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:15


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:33


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:31


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:42


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:46


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:29


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:54


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:04


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:06


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:52


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:53


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:53


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:48


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:43


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:24


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:08


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:11


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:19


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:06


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:44


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:25


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:09


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:53


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:00


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:34


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:13


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:55


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:42


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:06


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:09


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:27


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:32


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:45


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:19


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:23


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:46


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:33


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:40


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:50


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:26


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:41


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:06


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:58


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:03


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:17


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:08


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:56


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:50


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:37


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:55


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

00:29