The Traveler

The Traveler

A Novel

Book - 2006
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In London, Maya, a young woman trained to fight by her powerful father, uses the latest technology to elude detection when walking past the thousands of surveillance cameras that watch the city. In New York, a secret shadow organization uses a victim’s own GPS to hunt him down and kill him. In Los Angeles, Gabriel, a motorcycle messenger with a haunted past, takes pains to live "off the grid" — free of credit cards and government IDs. Welcome to the world of The Traveler — a world frighteningly like our own.In this compelling novel, Maya fights to save Gabriel, the only man who can stand against the forces that attempt to monitor and control society. From the back streets of Prague to the skyscrapers of Manhattan, The Traveler portrays an epic struggle between tyranny and freedom. Not since 1984 have readers witnessed a Big Brother so terrifying in its implications and in a story that so closely reflects our lives.

Baker & Taylor
Their lives shaped since childhood by their father's role as a Traveler, one of an elite group of prophets able to attain pure enlightenment, Gabriel and Michael Corrigan find themselves at the center of a battle between the Harlequins, a band of warriors pledged to protect the Travelers, and the Tabulas, a ruthless cadre seeking world domination. A first novel. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Their lives shaped by their father's role as a Traveler, an elite prophet able to attain pure enlightenment, Gabriel and Michael Corrigan become a target of the Tabulas, a ruthless cadre seeking world domination.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2006, c2005.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
ISBN: 9781400079292
Characteristics: 456 p. ; 21 cm.


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Jun 24, 2015

I couldn't get past the first few chapters with all the gratuitous violence.

Feb 01, 2015

1984 meets Jason Bourne.
A disturbing look at hunger for power and control, with intense action scenes. I didn't smell a whiff of YA fiction (not that YA fiction is necessarily bad).

GeoffAbel Jun 27, 2014

Gah. I couldn't finish it. I have a low tolerance for mediocre writing and this book reads like it was written by a teenager. It should have been marketted to the YA crowd. I'm sure it would be a fine beach book for a 15 year old.

KileyP Apr 26, 2012

This book is unsettling! It's eerie how it draws lines of thought to how seamlessly we've allowed the integration of technologies into our everyday lives - and not questioned the uses that they can be put to. A great kick off to a trilogy, John Twelve Hawks is actually a pseudonym - even the publisher claims they don't know who he really is! If you love conspiracy theory books, with hints of sci-fi and even light fantasy, this action-packed book is definitely for you.

rprivette Jan 30, 2012

part of a trilogy. Clever, engaging. I really became attached to the main characters in the 2nd novel in the series, felt a tad let down after the 3rd. I hope there will be more.

starman77 Dec 26, 2011

Neat ideas, but mediocre execution. It seemed like an amalgamation of things the author thought were cool (which is fine I guess) but the way in which the story unfolded was not interesting to me. The characters were stereotypical and predictable. I kept waiting for the book to pick up but in my opinion it never did. I did finish it and might read the second (and third)...someday.

Jun 25, 2010

Great story, I got really into it. I wish there had been a little more character interaction but alas... Spooky how closely it resembles reality.


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