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Ghostman by Roger Hobbs
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Jul 30, 2013 | ISBN 9780307950499
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Praise

NATIONAL BESTSELLER   

Booklist Best Mystery of the Year   

Winner of The Strand Critics’ Award  

Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award  

“A pulse-pumping heist thriller.” —Rolling Stone

“Smoking-fast. . . . The debut of a gifted crime writer.” —The New York Times

“Fast, hard and knowing: this is an amazing debut full of intrigue, tradecraft and suspense.  Read it immediately!” —Lee Child
 
“A tense and tightly coiled debut thriller.” —Entertainment Weekly
 
“A stunningly accomplished debut. . . . [Hobbs] has the talent to fuel bestsellers and summer blockbusters for years to come.” —The Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Richly imagined and darkly fascinating.” —San Francisco Chronicle
 
“A super-slick thriller.”—New York Daily News
 
“Stylishly gritty and fast-paced.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
 
“A first-time novelist who’s . . . already writing with the poise of an old pro. . . . Hobbs is an assured stylist who favors clean, precise prose, [and] handles violence with a lyric touch.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
Ghostman is terrific: lightning-quick, absolutely compelling, and smart as all get-out.”—The Seattle Times
 
“Crackling with action.” —Bloomberg News
 
“Wonderfully hard-boiled.” —Parade
 
“A gripping adrenaline rush, a dirty bomb of a crime thriller with a deceptive plot that confounds and stimulates characters and readers alike.” —Portland Monthly
 
“What [Lee] Child’s debut novel, Killing Floor, did for thrillers, Hobbs does for crime novels.” —Arizona Republic
 
“Hobbs is up there with the best. I don’t think I’ve read a better botched heist than the one that begins Ghostman. It’s a masterpiece of hyper-kinetic blocking and deep, vivid detail.”—John O’Connell, The Guardian (London)
 
“A propulsive thriller that combines incredible detail and unstoppable narrative drive. . . . Hobbs possesses a [Lee] Child-like ability for first unleashing and then shrewdly directing a tornado of a plot, but he also evokes Elmore Leonard in the subtle interplay of his characters. A triumph on every level.” —Booklist (starred review)
 
“This watertight debut [is] at once slick and gritty. . .  Straight out of the gate, Hobbs has mastered the essentials of a contemporary thriller: a noir-like tone, no-nonsense prose and a hero with just enough personality to ensure he doesn’t come off as an amoral death machine [as well as] heart-stopping scenes that illustrate how small mistakes can turn catastrophic.”  —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Awards

Edgar Award FINALIST 2014

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