By Roger Hobbs
Stunningly darkish, highly clever and carefully addictive, Ghostman publicizes the coming of a thrilling and hugely specified novelist.
When a on line casino theft in Atlantic urban is going horribly awry, the fellow who orchestrated it's obliged to name in a want from anyone who’s sometimes known as Jack. whereas it’s uncertain that any one is familiar with his genuine identify or whatever in any respect approximately his real id, or perhaps if he’s nonetheless alive, he’s in his mid-thirties and lives thoroughly off the grid, a criminal’s legal who does solely as he pleases and is nearly very unlikely to get in contact with. yet inside of hours a personal jet is flying this exceedingly skilled fixer and cleaner-upper from Seattle to New Jersey and into a amazing mess: one heister lifeless within the parking zone, one other winged yet at the run, the shooter a whole secret, the $1.2 million in freshly published accounts god is familiar with the place and the FBI already looking ahead to Jack on the airport, to be joined presently via different tremendous and elusive events. He has purely forty-eight hours until eventually the twice-stolen money actually explodes, taking with it the broader, byzantine goals at the back of the robbery. To cope with all this can require each gram of his ability, ingenuity and self-protective instincts, specifically whilst offense and security quickly develop into meaningless phrases. And as he maneuvers those tremendously slippery slopes, he relives the botched financial institution theft in Kuala Lumpur 5 years previous that has now landed him this undesirable new assignment.
From its riveting starting pages, Ghostman easily pulls the reader into Jack’s sophisticated and bizarre world—and the delicate shadowboxing grows ever extra excessive as he strikes, hour through hour, towards a continually reimprovised resolution. With a quicksilver plot, gripping prose and masterly services, Roger Hobbs has given us a unique that might instantly position him within the corporation of our such a lot esteemed crime writers.
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Ghostman by Roger Hobbs