Under the Night

Under the Night

ISBN
9780571316250
Published
04/10/2018
9780571316250
Format
Paperback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
320

About the Book


'Under the Night is Alan Glynn's masterpiece ... if you liked Limitless, you will love this.' STAV SHEREZ, author of The Intrusions

In 1950s Manhattan, the CIA carry out a covert study of psychoactive drugs. When they dose ad man Ned Sweeney with MDT-48, he finds his horizons dramatically expand as he is hurtled through the corridors of the rich and powerful, all the way to the government’s nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll.

But what of Ned’s colleague who was also dosed that night – last seen running half-naked and screaming into the Broadway traffic – and for how long can Ned maintain the extraordinary pace and trajectory of his new life?

Over sixty years later, the only fact Ray Sweeney knows about his grandfather’s life is that it ended when he jumped out of a hotel window in Manhattan, an event which scarred his family thereafter. But then Ray meets a retired government official, ninety-two-year-old Clay Proctor, who claims he can illuminate not only Ned’s life and death, but also the truth behind the mysterious drug.

Both a sequel and prequel to Alan Glynn’s classic debut, The Dark Fields - which became the hit movie Limitless - Under the Night is an irresistible thriller about the seductive power and dangers of unlocking the potential of the human mind.

'Under the Night is Alan Glynn's masterpiece ... if you liked Limitless, you will love this.' STAV SHEREZ, author of The IntrusionsIn 1950s Manhattan, the CIA carry out a covert study of psychoactive drugs. When they dose ad man Ned Sweeney with MDT-48, he finds his horizons dramatically expand as he is hurtled through the corridors of the rich and powerful, all the way to the government’s nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll.But what of Ned’s colleague who was also dosed that night – last seen running half-naked and screaming into the Broadway traffic – and for how long can Ned maintain the extraordinary pace and trajectory of his new life?Over sixty years later, the only fact Ray Sweeney knows about his grandfather’s life is that it ended when he jumped out of a hotel window in Manhattan, an event which scarred his family thereafter. But then Ray meets a retired government official, ninety-two-year-old Clay Proctor, who claims he can illuminate not only Ned’s life and death, but also the truth behind the mysterious drug. Both a sequel and prequel to Alan Glynn’s classic debut, The Dark Fields - which became the hit movie Limitless - Under the Night is an irresistible thriller about the seductive power and dangers of unlocking the potential of the human mind.
  • Alan Glynn

    Alan Glynn is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. He has worked in magazine publishing in New York and as as EFL teacher in Italy. His debut novel, The Dark Fields, was released in 2011 as the hit movie Limitless, which went to # 1 on both sides of the Atlantic. His most recent novel, Bloodland, was the Irish Crime Fiction Book of the Year 2011 and was Edgar nominated in the US.

“No one spins twenty-first-century facts into high-tech fantasies like Glynn.”
- BBC CULTURE
“‘A wild ride through history’s back channels . . . Shot through with Glynn’s leitmotif of justifiable paranoia, it’s a tantalising tale of what-ifs and could-have-beens as Ned and Ray separately piece together an appalling account of a “deep state” manipulation of the American public on a staggering scale.’”
- Irish Times

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