Michael Bellicher is a successful consultant. During a night spent at work, he witnesses something he should never have seen. Trying to escape a powerful operation in which he accidentally gets trapped, he is followed by the mysterious Mr. Miller. In a world of espionage-like computer techniques, full of managers, mergers, and opaque negotiations, Mr. Miller seems to know almost everything about Michael.
Charles den Tex is the Netherlands' leading thriller writer. His work is often compared to that of John Grisham, Michael Crichton, and Michael Ridpath. He is a three-time winner of the Dutch annual prize for the best thriller. Mr. Miller was made into a ten-part mini-series for television and has been sold to Netflix.
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About the AuthorCHARLES DEN TEX is the Netherlands' leading thriller writer. His work has been translated into several languages. He was born in Camberwell, Australia, in 1952, and moved to the Netherlands in 1958. He studied photography and film in London. He is three-time winner of the Dutch annual prize for the best thriller. His novel CEL ('Cell') was longlisted for the prestigious Libris Literature Prize. Mr. Miller and CEL were made into a ten-part mini-series for Dutch television and have been sold to Netflix. His work is often compared to that of John Grisham, Michael Crichton and Michael Ridpath.
"A camera-ready thriller that follows an Amsterdam man on the run as a suspect in a co-worker's murder...This successful [Dutch] thriller is a powerful shot of Hitchcock laced with notes of Fritz Lang and Franz Kafka...Den Tex's concrete, vigorous prose charges up several action scenes, including a masterful set piece, a duel in driving rain between the protagonist, on a scooter, and someone driving a demented Audi...No surprise, then, that an adaptation of the book is on the way from Netflix. Well worth reading before it starts streaming." ―Kirkus Reviews
"Because of the rare combination of a spotless style, the sympathy for the dangers that the protagonist faces, the suspense and, despite it all, the hero's undiminished ability to put his situation in perspective, this year's Golden Noose goes to Mr. Miller by Charles den Tex" ―Jury Report, Goudon Strop Award
"An action thriller with brains" ―Het Parool
"Clear, compelling prose. A must" ―Vrij Nederland
"An incredibly exciting, tightly written story" ―De Volkskrant
"Den Tex does not write a single line unthinkingly. His language continuously sparkles and surprises. Mr. Miller is witty, fast, exciting, adventurous, somewhat strange, and above all a stylistic masterpiece. In Den Tex there are no futuristic concepts, only espionage-like computer techniques that are possible with the current state of affairs. He creates a universe full of managers, mergers, and opaque negotiations, and with that a new genre: the corporate thriller." ―NRC Handelsblad
"A fast-moving thriller: the pace is perfectly judged, the writing astute and perceptive, both economical and expressive" ―Euro Crime
"A real roller coaster ride" ―Novel Heights
"A singular mix of action, interaction, contemplation, and fantasy" ―Crimezone
"Charles den Tex proves that it is possible to produce exciting reading material out of computer technology" ―Trouw
"Due to the accumulating tension, the murders, the incomprehensibility of the computer world, and the extent of the conspiracy, this is a book that is hard to put down. Its more than three hundred pages fly by as if they were not there. A delightful thriller and justified winner of the Gouden Strop" ―Thrillerweb
"The book is well composed and the author's writing style adds to the enjoyment" ―MPO Books