By Roger Hobbs
Stunningly darkish, highly clever and carefully addictive, Ghostman announces the arriving of a thrilling and hugely distinct novelist.
whilst a on line casino theft in Atlantic urban is going horribly awry, the fellow who orchestrated it truly is obliged to name in a want from an individual who’s sometimes referred to as Jack. whereas it’s uncertain that any one is familiar with his genuine identify or whatever in any respect approximately his actual identification, or maybe if he’s nonetheless alive, he’s in his mid-thirties and lives thoroughly off the grid, a criminal’s legal who does totally as he pleases and is sort of very unlikely to get in contact with. yet inside of hours a personal jet is flying this incredibly skilled fixer and cleaner-upper from Seattle to New Jersey and into a superb mess: one heister lifeless within the car parking zone, one other winged yet at the run, the shooter a whole secret, the $1.2 million in freshly revealed debts god understands the place and the FBI already looking forward to Jack on the airport, to be joined almost immediately by means of different super and elusive events. He has simply forty-eight hours until eventually the twice-stolen money actually explodes, taking with it the broader, byzantine targets at the back of the robbery. To deal with all this can require each gram of his ability, ingenuity and self-protective instincts, specifically whilst offense and safeguard quickly develop into meaningless phrases. And as he maneuvers those awfully slippery slopes, he relives the botched financial institution theft in Kuala Lumpur 5 years prior that has now landed him this undesirable new assignment.
From its riveting beginning pages, Ghostman effortlessly pulls the reader into Jack’s subtle and bizarre world—and the delicate shadowboxing grows ever extra extreme as he strikes, hour via hour, towards a continuously reimprovised answer. With a quicksilver plot, gripping prose and masterly services, Roger Hobbs has given us a unique that may instantly position him within the corporation of our so much esteemed crime writers.