A Spine-Chilling Thriller Set in a City under Seige
In The Monkey House, Sarajevo is a city besieged by the atrocities of war. Stadium walls that once shook with the roar of Olympic crowds have since collapsed under the screams of artillery. Police Superintendent Rosso and the ragtag remains of his Sarajevo police force, however, remain dedicated to preserving what is left of the city's civil order. In their Sisyphean quest to uphold the law, one of their key informants is mysteriously murdered in a narcotics-infected Serb apartment complex called the "Monkey House." If the homicide is proven to be the work of Sarajevo's notorious crime boss, Luka, solving the case could break the black marketeer's grip on the city. But bringing Luka to justice could also drastically change the course of this relentless war and quite possibly lead to the fall of Sarajevo.
For Rosso, a Croat whose Serbian wife is losing a battle with alcoholism and whose Muslim goddaughter may be having an affair with Luka, this case has become a life mission, not only to defeat a formidable enemy and to save his family and city, but also to redeem his own dark and bloody legacy. In The Monkey House the stakes are high for solving a wartime murder, and a young, cocky American journalist named Branson Flett is there to report it all.
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Limited|
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Fullerton has created a true to life atmosphere within this book. The gripping reality grabs the reader and submerges you into the gritty, truth about Bosnia. The book shows how a city can be brought to it`s knees by mob rule. The leader of the mob - Luca, the sleek and powerful 'controller' who makes the rules as he goes along. Rosso is simply another person, hungry, cold and frightened. His authority is all but gone, all that his position as superintendant of police now commands is pity, rather than respect. When not being rained upon by the bullets of the Croats, the serbs are spattering the buildings with bulletholes. This could account for Rossos wife, and her alcoholism. Imagery is everything in 'The Monkey House' Luca is sleek and powerful, Rossos wife is greasy and consumed by her alcoholism... Rosso - powerless, like another pawn in some crazy game of chess, no winners, just meaningless death. Fullerton has created what is the grueling reality, once you have read this book, you will understand Rossos War mentality.