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MAPS OF HELL by Paul Johnston is an action paced thriller set in today's America. Paul Johnston was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and educated there and at Oxford.

MAPS OF HELL by Paul Johnston is an action paced thriller set in today's America. It is well written with detail and depth  . He is the author of eleven crime novels, the first of which, Body Politic, won the British Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Memorial Dagger for Best First Novel. He has also won the Sherlock Award for Best Detective Novel. He divides his time between Scotland and Greece. He is married to a Greek and has three children.

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I fell into the deepest of holes. I am no one.I awake in a windowless room—naked, filthy, bruised, robbed of my every memory. I feel inexplicably drowned in a sea of hatred and rage. I…don't know who I am. But I know I must escape.This is Matt Wells, hero of The Death List and The Soul Collector, as you've never seen him.Crime writer Matt Wells could never have conjured a plot this twisted—a secretive militia running sick brainwashing experiments in the Maine wilderness, himself a subject. He knows they've been subconsciously feeding him instructions…but for what?Taunted by maddening snatches of a life he can't trust as his own, Matt's piecing it together: three gruesome killings he's blamed for…and a woman…someone from his past he should remember.

Comments: (7)

Winawel
Liked every book in the series.
Stoneshaper
A bloody good story from a really good writer.
Defolosk
This book contains a very trippy twist in the Matt Wells series, just when you think things couldn't get worse for Matt, they get over 9000 times worse. I like this book ALOT better than the previous Soul Collector book. If you like crime novels and Matt Wells then this book is for you.
Vikus
In Maps of Hell, British crime writer Matt Wells initially has a bigger problem on his hands than nailing his enemies... he has to figure out who he is first. The book opens with Matt regaining consciousness in a tiny cell, naked, beaten and unable to recall who he is or how he got there. He's taken from his cell repeatedly for bizarre, Clockwork Orange-esque sessions aimed at conditioning his mind... but to what end? Matt doesn't want to stick around long enough to find out.

Taking advantage of a lapse in one of the sessions he makes a daring escape, during which he realizes that he - and many others - are being held and experimented on by a fringe militia group at a compound deep in the forests of Maine. His memory slowly returns while he's on the run trying desperately to stay one step ahead of his militia pursuers. And they aren't the only ones looking for him.

A series of gruesome murders have been occurring in Washington, D.C., with Matt's fingerprints turning up at one of the crime scenes. If that wasn't bad enough, he's also wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his girlfriend, British DCI Karen Oaten, who was in D.C. to meet with the Department of Justice.

Now, in addition to trying to stay one step ahead of the militia members tracking him, Matt also has to decide whether to go to the authorities and trust them to believe his story, or try on his own to solve the puzzle of his abduction, his girlfriend's disappearance, and why he's being framed for murder.

Maps of Hell is a truly frantic and engaging read. It is decidedly unnerving to be thrust into a world where the narrator, normally the reader's guide, himself doesn't know precisely what's going on. And author Paul Johnston has captured Matt's fear and confusion in a way that's so vivid it's almost palpable:

"When I came round, I didn't have a clue where I was. My head was ringing with strange sounds and I saw a blur of colors and shapes. Gradually my vision cleared, but my ears were still filled with discordant voices. There was a foul stench in my nostrils. I tried to move, but my arms and legs were confined. I looked down and saw that I had been tied to a wheelchair. I was wearing paper clothes again. I felt a twinge of alarm and glanced around. What I saw wasn't reassuring."

Having read the previous two books in the Matt Wells series is not required in order to enjoy Maps of Hell. In fact, not having done so could arguably enhance the experience as the reader would truly be discovering everything for the first time right along with Matt as he struggles to understand who he is and what's happening to him.

Author Paul Johnston consistently produces books that manage to take a familiar premise and completely turn it on its ear, and nowhere is that more apparent than in Maps of Hell. If you've not read anything by Johnston before, grab a copy of Maps of Hell and begin your journey into the mind of one of the most creative - and criminally under the radar - thriller writers working today.
Ylonean
I did not realize that this book was the third in a series and had not read the previous two. While Matt Wells, the main character, spends a large portion of the story trying to figure out who he is, I was just as confused as he was. This made for an engaging, if not somewhat strange, read.

The stuff I enjoyed: This book is nonstop action and suspense and kept me on edge most of the way. The characters are intriguing and made me want to keep reading to find out what happens to them. The plot unfolds slowly, keeping me as much in the dark as the main character.

The stuff I didn't enjoy: The extent and reach of the conspiracy theory aspect stretched believability a little far for me. While the pace was quick, the plot stretched out and took its time. Then, at the very end, everything sort of spiraled and happened at once, with the ending summed up in an epilogue. Some parts of the writing irritated me to the point that I'd stop reading. For instance, every single character says, "I reckon...", never "I think...", "I assume...", "I believe..." etc. I grew up and spent most of my life in New England and I'm quite familiar with the areas this book took place in. Never once did I hear someone from that area say 'reckon'. It's one of those regional words that does not belong in every character's vocabulary. This is a small matter and wouldn't likely bother most readers but I have a pet peeve for dialogue that is appropriate for each character.
Sagda
When he regains consciousness, he finds himself naked and in pain. He cannot remember his name, where he is, or how he ended up without any clothing in a cell barely bigger than a closet. Although confused, he knows he is not a guest of whoever detained him so he must escape in order to regroup mentally and physically.

Fleeing his captivity, he begins to recall things taken for granted like he is British crime writer Matt Wells and was kidnapped by the NANR militia who brainwashed him in the Maine wilderness although he is unsure what they want him to do. Law enforcement on several levels seeks him out as a possible serial killer and for questioning in the disappearance of his pregnant lover, British DCI Karen Oaten. He eludes the militia, the FBI, and state and local police as he must learn what happened to his Karen and if still possible rescue her; to do this Matt needs to figure out what they did to him.

Told by Matt in a traumatic first hand account starting with his smelling his vomit in the cell, Maps of Hell is a superb action-packed thriller. Fast-paced throughout, readers will be spellbound as the hero struggles to survive, elude the enemy that includes cops, and seeks his beloved. Mindful of the Manchurian Candidate and the Prisoner only much more graphic as the "victim" tells the tale from his perspective, Paul Johnston affirms once again that he is one of today's best thriller writers (see The Death List and The Soul Collector).

Harriet Klausner
Maps of Hell download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Paul Johnston
ISBN: 0778327787
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: MIRA; Original edition (April 27, 2010)