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Sandom Is five steps ahead of a loose set of nefarious (but can't-help-but-love-'em) nerds whose goal is to level global income inequality and have some fun doing it.
Robin Beauvais, a preternaturally brilliant young Haitian woman, is one of them. A popular blogger, she worms her way into the World Economic Forum in Davos to settle some old and deep scores with the global 1%, whose wealth insulates them from their serious criminal activity and what ought to be the pursuit of justice.
That she's developed an app to remove some of these folks and accommodate her own revenge makes for riveting reading, although I do worry that she doesn't get much sleep.
Throughout the novel, Sandom interjects well analyzed and shocking facts about global income inequality that will leave you boiling with indignation. But have faith. His scenario or something close to it will certainly happen and attract the serious attention of the world at last.
by J.G. Sandom
You can follow Sandom through social networks to learn his interests, his beliefs and anticipate his creative efforts much as his fictional character Robin Beauvais tracks the targets of her serial obsessions.
By mirroring the class separation of our real world, dEATH in dAVOS infuses the reader's imagination with the plight of the unprivileged and disenfranchised. Sandom's protagonist, a tech savvy killer, lives with a primordial instinct of justice for enemies who divide cultures with racism and ideology to execute their diabolical greed. Robin Beauvais delivers.
quit waiting for a handout or a hand up and get up themselves and do
what they can to improve their lives. Getting a job that pays minimum
wage is a good start and doing that job the best they can and being
honest will soon lead to a better higher paying job. Every job is a good
reference. It takes time but can be achieved by anyone that takes a personal interest in themselves.
By setting his latest novel in Davos, Robin's originality is made all the more prominent and satisfying as she subverts a world of skiing, carousing and influence where white men are of course the normal denizens. But her ethnicity is only part of her story. A tech savvy 17 year old, Robin's essence springs more from her generational voice as she encounters a world where all the dice are loaded against her as she must make sense of it on her own terms.
And we must make sense of it along with her. Well researched, "Death in Davos" also tackles some of the intricacies of the Swiss security apparatus enough to ground us in reality. And of course the heartbreaking truth to this fiction is that reality is far more grotesque where issues of global capital and economic inequality are concerned. In this context one finds themselves snickering at her cleverness and rooting for the assasin as Robin befriends the Swiss inspector Celine Hirsch who is also portrayed with entertaining sensitivity.
Death in Davos is an ambitious novel where Sandom crosses the boundaries of race and gender with aplomb. In doing so, the author tackles important issues, heavy as a sledge hammer, delivered here with a light touch and in a story that once you start, you can't put down.