Ghostman

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People see what you tell them to see . . .
Oceans Eleven meets Drive meets Lee Child in this extraordinary pulse-pounding debut from the most exciting new thriller writer of the year

Subject: Adventure
 
Ghostman, Roger Hobbs

Winner of the CWA's Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for thriller of the year 2013


'Fast, hard and knowing: this is an amazing debut full of intrigue, tradecraft and suspense. Read it immediately!' Lee Child

I make things disappear. It's what I do. This time I'm tidying up the loose ends after a casino heist gone bad. The loose ends being a million cash.

But I only have 48 hours, and there's a guy out there who wants my head in a bag.

He'll have to find me first.

They don't call me the Ghostman for nothing...

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  • Hardback
    $29.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780857521613
    Published: 15/02/2013
    Imprint: Doubleday
    Extent: 336 pages
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    ISBN: 9780857521620
    Published: 01/02/2013
    Imprint: Doubleday
    Extent: 336 pages
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    ISBN: 9781448167043
    Published: 15/02/2013
    Imprint: Transworld Digital
    Extent: 336 pages
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    ISBN: 9780552169165
    Published: 15/08/2014
    Imprint: Corgi
    Extent: 400 pages
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"This is a quite astonishing debut from a 24-year-old who drafted it while he was a student in Oregon. Incredibly mature, impeccably researched and written with supreme panache, it starts with a casino heist that goes spectacularly wrong ... There are strands of James Sallis in the internal conversations, but on top of these comes a freshness and a swagger that is impossible to ignore. It moves like a black mamba and is every bit as deadly. Fierce, taut and with an intensity that burns the lungs, I doubt whether there will be a debut thriller to match it this year, or even next." - DAILY MAIL

"Hobbs, who is 24, recounts Ghostman's adventures with startling and sparkling assurance, as evident in flash back scenes set in Kuala Lumpur as in all the mayhem and mind games in New Jersey. A star is born? Quite possibly." - SUNDAY TIMES

"Full of authentic detail, seedy locations and a high corpse count, it keeps you hooked until the very last page." - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

"This thrilling tale of the bloody aftermath of a casino heist gone wrong reads as if it were written by an expert in safe-cracking and bank robbing... Brilliantly clever, gripping and action-packed, it's narrated by the mysterious Ghostman, who's hired to put right botched jobs. Utterly original and bound to become a big-budget movie." - SUNDAY MIRROR

"Fast, hard and knowing: this is an amazing debut full of intrigue, tradecraft and suspense. Read it immediately!" - LEE CHILD

"A slam-bang, pedal-to-the-metal crime story that fires on all cylinders and then some! Ghostman is a gritty, lean, mean adrenaline machine. Mostly, though, it was just plain fun to read. I absolutely loved this book and cannot recommend it highly enough" - CHRISTOPHER REICH

"Ghostman is not just an impressive debut, it's an impressive book. It's one to buckle yourself in for because the ride is fast, thrilling and constantly veering all over the road with a very exciting new talent at the wheel" - Simon Toyne, author of SANCTUS and THE KEY

"Hip and stylish, Ghostman scores big with Roger Hobbs' fresh and exciting take on the heist novel, a winning blend of tough action and authentic detail, and an enigma of a lead character that you'll want to meet again. An outstanding debut" - CHRIS EWAN, author of SAFE HOUSE

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Roger Hobbs

Roger Hobbs

Roger Hobbs, is 24 years old and completed the first draft of this novel while still a senior at Reed College. He has worked as a radio host, a rifle range instructor, a note-taker and a security guard. He is a recent graduate of Reed College. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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