Mark A. Smith: Inquisitor
- Erscheinungstermin: 29.3.2012
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Sie brauchen eine Information? Sie kennen die Person, die diese Information hat, aber sie hüllt sich in Schweigen? Lassen Sie das meine Sorge sein. Ich hole immer die Wahrheit aus meiner Zielperson heraus. Denn ich bin ein Spezialist. Dabei befolge ich stets meinen Kodex. Eines Tages bekam ich den Auftrag, gegen meinen Kodex zu verstoßen. Die Folgen waren schrecklich. Für meinen Auftraggeber. Mein Name ist Geiger. Ich spiele Violine. Und foltere Menschen.
Geiger has a gift: he knows a lie the instant he hears it. And in his business - called "information retrieval" by its practitioners - that gift is invaluable, because truth is the hottest thing on the market. Geiger's clients count on him to extract the truth from even the most reluctant subjects. Unlike most of his competitors, Geiger rarely sheds blood, but he does use a variety of techniques - some physical, many psychological - to push his subjects to a point where pain takes a backseat to fear. Because only then will they finally stop lying. One of Geiger's rules is that he never works with children. So when his partner, former journalist Harry Boddicker, unwittingly brings in a client who demands that Geiger interrogate a twelve-year-old boy, Geiger responds instinctively. He rescues the boy from his captor, removes him to the safety of his New York City loft, and promises to protect him from further harm. But if Geiger and Harry cannot quickly discover why the client is so desperate to learn the boy's secret, they themselves will become the victims of an utterly ruthless adversary.
Geiger tastes sound, he hears color, and he's a genius at extracting enormously valuable secrets from people who know how to endure a lot of pain. One of Geiger's rules is that he never works with children. So when his partner, Harry, unwittingly brings in a client who demands that Geiger interrogate a twelve-year-old boy, Geiger responds instinctively. He rescues the boy from his captor and promises to protect him from further harm. But if Geiger cannot quickly discover why the client is so desperate to learn the boy's secret, he will become the victim of an utterly ruthless adversary.
Mark Allen Smith has worked for many years in both film and television as a screenwriter, investigative news producer, and documentary filmmaker. He lives in New York City.