The Malice Box

The Malice Box When Robert Is Sent What Seems To Be A Simple Copper Puzzle Box, He Has No Idea His Life Is About To Undergo A Violent Transformation That Night An Acquaintance Commits Suicide In Curious Circumstances The Following Day An Old Friend Reveals The Existence Of An Arcane Weapon That Could Destroy All Of New York CityThe Responsibility Of Hunting Down And Destroying This Weapon, This Malice Box, Lies With Robert The Weapon Is Primed To Explode In Seven Days And Robert Must Undergo A Spiritual And Physical Quest A Series Of Trials Around Manhattan In Order To Track Down The Keys That Will Prevent Detonation In A Desperate Race Against The Clock, Robert Scours The Streets Of New York While Plagued By Doubts Of The Motives Of Those Closest To Him Robert Has Only Terri, A Beautiful And Mysterious Psychic, To Guide HimIntricately Plotted And Brilliantly Imagined, The Malice Box Is The Debut Novel By A New Master Of The Thriller

Martin Langfield is a writer and journalist He was a foreign correspondent, bureau chief and editor for Reuters from 1987 to 2019, working mostly in the Americas He reported mainly from El Salvador, Mexico, Madrid, Miami, Peru, Cuba, Nicaragua, London and New York He later worked with the company s Breakingviews commentary team Martin studied French and Spanish languages and literature at Trin

❮BOOKS❯ ✰ The Malice Box  ⚦ Author Martin Langfield –
  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • The Malice Box
  • Martin Langfield
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 9781933648484

10 thoughts on “The Malice Box

  1. says:

    I only give the book one star because no matter how I tried I can t bring myself to finish the book the book is so confusing and long and make me frown all the time maybe I m harsh but I rather read a dictionary than read this book

  2. says:

    First of all, can I make something clear to the negative reviewers and others this is NOT a Da Vinci Code clone What Martin Langfield has written is a fast paced, intelligent, supernatural thriller, predominantly set in New York with flashbacks to Cambridge and London It weaves occult philosophy and esoteric religious practices into the narrative of a tightly written novel that will keep you in suspense, forever guessing what will happen next The so called puzzles which people have called into question are not meant to be on the same level as the Times cryptic crossword, and they work best when you just accept them for what they are and read on to see them revealed In any case, the climax of the novel explains why the puzzles themselves are not painfully difficult to unravel they aren t meant to be Langfield successfully blends occultism, history, religion, mythology and a commendable grasp of Manhattan s architecture and geography to produce something very different from the average race against time to stop the serial killer plot Indeed, the ambiguities and continual upsets that run throughout the novel often make it difficult to know whose side you, the reader, are meant to be on from one moment to the next This all adds up to what makes it so compelling I read the book over four evenings, but agree with other positive reviewers that it would work best if read in one sitting For those who claim to have found it difficult or even boring , I can only wonder if they approached the novel with the wrong expectations Forget how the book may have been marketed, this is not the Da Vinci Code And it s all the better for it.

  3. says:

    I wanted to like this book, and the story idea itself was great So what s the problem I hate the author s voice honestly and the characters annoyed me so much,they weren t that interesting and I really didn t care what happened to them I kept soldiering on but honestly the characters just got worse and worse, the authors voice grated on me and until it felt like a chore trying to read this book.

  4. says:

    What an amazing book I would really love to visit New York after reading this I ve always thought the architecture looks stupendoous and a large part of it comes into focus in this book as the clues in the plot take you from location to location Fast paced, thrilling great read.

  5. says:

    I went into this book with high hopes, ready for adventure, full of history, mystery and intrigue The Malice Box had quite a few of these elements, but there was one other massive element, the supernatural.Maybe I ve been a bit harsh on this book simply because it s not was I was expecting but in the end it didn t keep me very interested I didn t like the characters of Adam Hale, or Katherine and I was pretty much indifferent to the main character Robert Reckliss which is such an utterly stupid name I loved Terri and Horace and would have been quite happy if it was just the two of them running around New York.Here s the point where I will give credit where credit s due The author describes New York like a person, the buildings, parks, monuments It made we want to go and see it, taking the book as a guide.However, for the main part of the books, I was disappointed I wanted Robert to follow clues to historical places and have to push letters in a certain order for a drawer to pop out and give him a piece of the puzzle Really I wanted The Crystal Maze in a book Instead, to pass one trial he had to sleep with someone and by the end I really didn t care if he saved the world or not.

  6. says:

    A twisting , turning, complex race against time and around Manhattan It was an engaging read, lots of changes in direction for both the main character, Robert, and the reader I loved the descriptions of the buildings and the articfacts, despite never having been to Manhattan I finished the book feeling as though i d just had a personal tour with an authortive guide I d recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good mystery and likes to try and solve the puzzle as they read, as I do. I even enjoyed it when my guesses as to what would happen next were the author s direction was always better

  7. says:

    I picked this book up to be my easy fluffy read between serious books but I didn t anticipate how difficult it would be to get through this thing Ugh Not brilliantly written and a story that goes off on too many tangents and too many glaring attempts at literary flourish left me struggling to finish this, not to mention that I ceased to care about the story only a quarter of the way into the book.

  8. says:

    I really struggled to finish this book The characters are just uninteresting, and the authors rather florid attempts to turn a potentially decent thriller into a supernatural journey of spiritual awakening are ham fisted at best.Also, Robert Reckliss is a really stupid name.

  9. says:

    The Malice Box sounds like a novel hanging on the coattails of the recent explosion of religious thrillers However, Martin Langfield s d but read is like Clive Barker collaborating with Dan Brown Although grounded in that current popular genre of running around solving riddles, The Malice Box is heavily laced with a supernatural mythological slant This fresh angle should deliver a engaging read than Langfield delivers The Malice Box jumps back and forth with flashbacks, never creates characters that are particularly likeable, for they are all flawed, and most importantly the writing style creates frustration Throughout the book, in an effort to create mystery, narrative stalls the reader with frequent efforts at halting converstaion with clumsy results Almost at every turn Langfield answers questions with questions, or characters simply refuse to discuss critical plot elements Overall, a good effort for a first novel, marred by sloppy attempts to create tension.

  10. says:

    Flamma Unica Clavis Mundi Seru Horace Omnia Vinat Amor Jawab Katherin dan Robert bersamaan14 Agustus 2003, seluruh kawasan Amerika padam total Mereka menyebutnya dengan istilah Great BlackoutTidak ada yang bisa menjelaskan mengapa hal itu terjadiPersaudaraan IWNW adalah nama sebuah tempat suci.Sebuah pusat kekuasaan yang senantiasa diperebutkan oleh nenek moyang anggota IWNW dengan nenek moyang mereka yang berada di Cahaya Sempurna.Makhluk yang tinggal di dunia kita, tidak hadir secara nyata tapi terus mencari kesempatan untuk menunjukkan kehadirannya Makhluk yang bersaksi ketika seseorang mengalami kepedihan, kebingungan, ketakutan Makhluk yang terkadang seperti terkait dengan kehendak bebasKetika seseorang memilih mengerjakan sesuatu yang jahat, atau mempunyai peluang untuk melakukannya, makhluk itu mendekat Ketika orang mencoba menggunakan kekuatan cenayang namun tidak cukup bekal untuk mengendalikannya, makhluk itu merasa mempunyai peluangRobert Recklis, seorang wartawan, tidak tahu harus berbuat apa, saat sahabatnya Adam Hale Devereaux meminta bantuannya Adam sering kali melakukan permainan dengan menggunakan teka teki Lewat permainan itulah Robert pertama kali bertemu dan berkenalan dengan KatherinRobert menerima sebuah kiriman yang dialamatkan untuk dirinya Saat dibuka isinya sebuah tabung metalik berwarna emas platinum dan berdiameter sekitar 2,5 inci Pinggiran atasnya berhias beberapa buah cincin sepusat.Selembar kertas yang menyertainya bertulikan TOLONG AKU ,di bagian belakang tampak tulisan yang lebih acak acakan Kehabisan waktu Walau tidak ada tanda tangan, tapi Robert mengenalinya sebagai tulisan tangan Adam.Benda tersebut oleh Katherine diberi nama Malice Box yang merupakan campur aduk dari Bahasa Perancis dan Inggris, secara harafiah iartikan sebagai kotak muslihat.Saat Robert berhasil membuka, isinya hanya sebuah alamat Robert, Katherin, Adam dan seorang cenayang bersama Terri harus berjuang menyelamatkam bumi dari sebuah bom misterius yang jika meledak mampu menyapu habis peradaban baat dari muka bumi.Dengan mengambil setting Kota Manhattan buku ini benar benar menegangkan

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