It’s not what you’ve done that counts—it’s what you remember….
If you could sell your conscience, could you get away with murder?
Hap Thompson works the gray area between truth and lies. He works for REMtemp, taking on other people’s memories. It’s illegal, but usually harmless. Maybe a petty criminal wants to pass a lie detector test. Or an unfaithful spouse wants to enjoy a guiltless affair. All Hap has to do is carry the memories for a couple of hours. It’s easy money. Until a beautiful young woman who committed murder leaves her memory with Hap—and won’t take it back.
Now Hap is on the run: from the LAPD, from six angels of death in gray suits and sunglasses, and from the best hit man in the business—his ex-wife. Even worse, people all around Hap are disappearing in a strange white light. His only hope is to negotiate with a guy who may be much more than he seems, so he can stay alive long enough to discover who is and who isn’t…
Michael Marshall Smith is a critically acclaimed and award-winning author who lives in London. One of Us has been optioned by Warner Bros. Spares, his American debut, is under option with DreamWorks SKG.
Mass Market Paperback | $7.99
Published by Bantam Jul 06, 1999| 368 Pages| 4-3/16 x 6-7/8| ISBN 9780553580693
"Smith masterfully moves the whodunit toward the future."—People
"Powerful near-future suspense."—Locus
"Stunning…Extravagant…Smith’s ear for the nuances of classic hard-boiled narrative is surpassed only by his skill at exceeding expectations for the conventional mystery/suspense tale."—Publishers Weekly
"Outstanding, highly original…Wonderfully inventive…Fiercely funny and hugely entertaining."—Literary Review (London)
"Engrossing and intelligent…A superior story."—Rocky Mountain News