Advance praise for The Messenger
“The Messenger is both a high-stakes thriller and the story of a lost girl seeking answers to life’s most complicated questions. Warm, empathetic, fascinating, terrifying: The Messenger has it all!”—Amanda Eyre Ward, author of Close Your Eyes
“Miller writes beautifully, is hugely well informed on the subject of biological weaponry, and, more impressively still, manages to say something strikingly original about contemporary terrorism. His American society—awash in meaningless commercialism, appalling inequalities, endemic racism and sexism—is the perfect target for his Middle Eastern anti-heroine’s dreadful mission. Miller gets it that, in the widest context, the war on terrorism, like the war on drugs, is as much about us as it is about them. A chillingly intelligent read.”—David Downing, author of Zoo Station
“A real snake charmer of a tale, Stephen Miller’s new novel doesn’t unfold, it uncoils. You can only stare, appalled and fascinated, unable to avert your eyes. The Messenger is a riveting read, from beginning to end. This is Cormac McCarthy territory: It goes way beyond its genre.”—John MacLachlan Gray, author of Billy Bishop Goes to War
From the Hardcover edition.