By Nick Harkaway
A KIRKUS studies and NPR top publication OF THE YEAR
A WASHINGTON publish AND ALA striking publication
From the award-winning writer of Angelmaker, Tigerman is a singular instantly heartfelt and thrilling—about parenthood, friendship and mystery identities, approximately heroes of either the tremendous and the standard kind.
Sergeant Lester Ferris is an efficient guy wanting a relaxation. After a protracted profession of being shot at, he is approximately to retire. The mildly larcenous, backwater island of Mancreu, a former British colony in felony limbo, belching poisonous clouds of waste and dealing with coming near near destruction by way of a world neighborhood afraid for his or her personal safeguard, is the best position to serve out his time. there's a bootleg Black Fleet lurking within the bay: undercover agent stations, palms buyers, offshore hospitals, drug factories and torture facilities. Lester's short, in spite of the fact that, is to sit down tight and switch a blind eye, so he beverages tea and befriends a super, Internet-addled highway child with a comic-book fixation. while Mancreu’s fragile society erupts in violence, Lester has to be greater than simply an observer: he has no selection yet to rediscover the guy of motion he as soon as used to be, and discover what sort of hero the island—and the boy—will need.