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Livia Lone, Barry Eisler

Label
Livia Lone
Title
Livia Lone
Statement of responsibility
Barry Eisler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Tone
Character
Review
  • Eisler’s latest introduces Seattle cop Livia Lone, who has overcome a horrible past but has not been able to get beyond the need for vengeance. Livia’s Thai parents sold both Livia and her sister, Nason, to ruthless men who took them to America and forced them into a world of sex and abuse. Livia was separated from Nason but has never stopped looking for her. As a cop, she now has the resources she needs to relaunch her search with renewed energy. From the opening page, Eisler pulls no punches in his description of the depravity of the sex trade and the human-trafficking underground. Livia is a complex and sympathetic character, though her seeming coldness serves to distance her a bit from the reader. Readers of hard-boiled fiction, heavily tinted toward noir, may see in Livia something of Carol O’Connell’s Kathy Mallory, also a cop with an abuse-filled past and an appetite for revenge. Keep cozy readers far, far away from this one, but those who like the dark side will feel right at home. -- Ayers, Jeff (Reviewed 9/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 113, number 1, p57)
  • Livia Lone, who works for the sex crimes division of the Seattle PD, uses herself as bait to entice, entrap, and then punish the male vermin who sexually assault young women, as an unfortunate gang biker learns in the first chapter of this exciting thriller from bestseller Eisler (The God’s Eye View). Flashbacks reveal Livia’s motive for becoming a lethal avenger. In Thailand, her birthplace, her parents sell 13-year-old Livia and her 11-year-old sister, Nason, to sex traffickers. The girls are separated in their forced voyage to the States, where Livia is 
			rescued and later adopted by Frederick Lone, a prominent businessman whose brother is a U.S. senator, and his wife. Livia soon develops highly advanced martial arts skills that come in handy when her adoptive father tries to rape her. Once free of him, Livia dedicates herself to locating Nason. Although the final confrontation between Livia and Senator Lone and his henchman, Skull Face, is way over the top, on the whole Eisler keeps a firm hand on the throttle of what could be the first of a rewarding series. Agent: Laura Rennert, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Oct.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 08/22/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 34, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ An explosive thriller that plunges into the sewer of human smuggling.Billy Barnett picks up Livia Lone in a bar, figuring her for an easy, like-it-or-not lay. But she’s set up this known predator and kills him. She is a Seattle sex-crimes cop who secretly murders scum the legal system hasn’t sufficiently punished. “She respected the system…and if the system didn’t get them [victims] justice, she would get them justice another way.” After this brisk opening, we plunge into Livia's back story. In Thailand her parents sell 13-year-old Labee and her 11-year-old sister, Nason, who become separated on arriving in the U.S. in a shipping container. Labee is adopted and renamed Livia, becoming the sex slave of prominent businessman Fred Lone. At school she befriends Sean, who stutters and capably defends himself against bullies. Their friendship leads to her learning jujitsu and judo, skills that come to help define her, end her abuse, and end many men’s lives. One scene, not unique, goes from “he was between her naked legs” to “His eyes rolled up, his tongue flopped loose, and his body went limp on top of her.” And she’s plenty smart enough to keep her name out of any investigations and not leave any traceable patterns. Livia determines that “she was never going to be ruled by fear again.” As an adult she becomes a cop in a Seattle PD sex crimes unit so she can hunt monsters who sexually abuse children “and put them in prison forever. Or else put them in the ground.” Over the years she never stops trying to find out what happened to Nason, an insatiable desire that’s a driving force in the plot. Eisler (The God's Eye View, 2016, etc.) writes sex scenes that are intense and disturbing, and the villains deserve all the pain Livia Lone can inflict. Filled with raw power, this may be the darkest thriller of the year.(Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 1900)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10530233
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisler, Barry
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3605.I85
LC item number
L58 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Livia Lone novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women detectives
  • Human trafficking victims
Label
Livia Lone, Barry Eisler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-354)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781503939653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)949871217
Label
Livia Lone, Barry Eisler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-354)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781503939653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)949871217

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