The Extinction Club (Paperback)

A Neo-Noir Thriller

By Jeffrey Moore

Arcade, 9781628724417, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 21, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/7/2013)

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Description

Nile Nightingale is on the run. Fleeing across the border to rural Quebec, he seeks refuge at an abandoned church where his junked-up, overstimulated mind realizes that he has just witnessed a body drop—in a bloody sack tied with Christmas ribbon. The contents, unconscious but still alive, turn out to be fifteen-year-old Céleste Jonquères, who has been beaten and slashed, like wild game, to slowly bleed out.

From his hideout, as he nurses his patient back from the brink and begins to face his own life, he pieces together what he has stumbled into. Animal rights activists, Céleste and her beloved grandmother have taken on a vicious poaching ring, operating from Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains and dealing in bear and other animal parts for the international market, with the collusion of corrupt rangers and police. Her grandmother has died suspiciously. And now that Nile has saved Céleste from the dead, the poachers and their accomplices in this small town have taken notice and are cautiously, but inexorably, closing in. Featuring two brilliant misfits as unlikely sleuths and by turns comic and darkly tragic, this haunting thriller is a neo-noir tour de force, abounding in puzzles and mysteries from a missing cat to the fate of the Eastern cougar.

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About the Author

Jeffrey Moore is the award-winning author of "Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain," which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and "The Memory Artists," which won the Canadian Authors Association Award (Best Novel), both published in some twenty countries. "The Extinction Club" was shortlisted for Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel.


Praise For The Extinction Club: A Neo-Noir Thriller

“Animals don't have rights, and they don't torture beings for fun. So why do we call people civilized?”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"If you took a Jack Reacher novel, gave it a twist, and added equal measures of noir and offbeat humor, you'd wind up with something like this book. . . . A memorable thriller." —Booklist

“A fantastic genre-bending tour de force as sophisticated as it is brutal.”
—Heather O’Neill, author of Lullabies for Little Criminals

“Harrowing . . . Entertaining as well as educating.”—Times Literary Supplement

“Hallucinogenic, mind-bending . . . Its eerie undercurrent calls to mind a David Lynch film.” —Montreal Gazette

“Brain-engraving imagery . . . A thrilling and chilling yarn.” —Telegraph Journal

“Moore weaves strands of menace throughout. Chilling and horrifying.”—Time Out (Wales)

“Animals don't have rights, and they don't torture beings for fun. So why do we call people civilized?”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"If you took a Jack Reacher novel, gave it a twist, and added equal measures of noir and offbeat humor, you'd wind up with something like this book. . . . A memorable thriller." —Booklist

“A fantastic genre-bending tour de force as sophisticated as it is brutal.”
—Heather O’Neill, author of Lullabies for Little Criminals

“Harrowing . . . Entertaining as well as educating.”—Times Literary Supplement

“Hallucinogenic, mind-bending . . . Its eerie undercurrent calls to mind a David Lynch film.” —Montreal Gazette

“Brain-engraving imagery . . . A thrilling and chilling yarn.” —Telegraph Journal

“Moore weaves strands of menace throughout. Chilling and horrifying.”—Time Out (Wales)