The Lemur

Benjamin Black

The Lemur has pace and bravado; the writing is sharp and the timing flawless while the prose, naturally, is brilliant’ Time Out

William ‘Big Bill’ Mulholland is an Irish-American electronics billionaire. An ex-CIA operative, he now heads up the Mulholland Trust, with the help of his daughter Louise. When Mulholland gets wind of a hostile biography planned by journalist Wilson Cleaver, he commissions his daughter’s husband, John Glass, to pen the official line. But neither he nor Glass had reckoned on the sinister services of ‘the Lemur’. It turns out that silence cannot be bought – even by one of New York’s wealthiest dynasties . . .

The Lemur displays an emotional poignancy that is present in both of Black’s previous works’ Independent on Sunday

‘What stands out is Black’s portrayal of contemporary New York, its towers of steel and glass providing a glossy background for a tale in which no one is trusted. It’s an edgy read, worthy of Don DeLillo’ Evening Standard

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978033045674601
Published: 01/10/2009

Benjamin Black

Benjamin Black

Benjamin Black is the pen name of acclaimed author John Banville, who was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His novels have won numerous awards, most recently the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for The Sea. He lives in Dublin.

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