Look Who's Watching
‘A boy haunts his killer before reincarnating as his son’ As TV cameras roll, a Tibetan boy lama is assassinated in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event is a coup for media mogul Mark Rider, a triumph for Chinese General Xi, and a tragedy for top Hollywood actress Susan Groves. As Susan chases the truth, she is chased in turn, the media tracking her down to a love tryst on the English coastline. Death happens, but it is not the end. The boy lama peers out at media mogul Rider from the afterlife, and is born again as one of Rider’s twins. Sixteen years pass, and retribution comes. . “Goodman writes with flare and panache, and the narrative fizzes along. Goodman’s novel soars”. The Times “Such narrow, narrow confines we live in. Every so often, one of us primates escapes these dimensions, as Martin Goodman did. All we can do is rattle the bars and look after him as he runs into the hills. We wait for his letters home”. The Los Angeles Times Martin Goodman writes both fiction (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award) and award-winning non-fiction, including biography, sacred travel and shamanism. His work draws on vivid experience gained living and working around the world, including in China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United States. He is the Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Hull, and Director of the Philip Larkin Centre for Poetry and Creative Writing.