Ghostman

Roger Hobbs, Author
Roger Hobbs. Knopf, $24.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-307-95996-6
Reviewed on: 12/10/2012
Release date: 02/12/2013
Paperback - 336 pages - 978-0-85752-162-0
Hardcover - 432 pages - 978-1-4712-3972-4
Hardcover - 400 pages - 978-0-552-16916-5
Hardcover - 400 pages - 978-0-552-17089-5
Compact Disc - 978-0-385-36174-3
Paperback - 330 pages - 978-84-397-2695-1
Hardcover - 497 pages - 978-1-4104-5783-7
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-299-08772-9
Paperback - 384 pages - 978-0-307-95049-9
Open Ebook - 228 pages - 978-0-307-95997-3
Compact Disc - 978-0-385-36176-7
Hardcover - 400 pages - 978-1-4091-4423-6
Hardcover - 400 pages - 978-1-4091-4424-3
Hardcover - 336 pages - 978-1-4481-6704-3
Hardcover - 400 pages - 978-1-4091-3922-5
Show other formats
FORMATS
Hobbs’s strong debut bypasses a potentially over-familiar premise, a lone-wolf crook trying to outwit the underworld’s higher powers through sheer verve. Five years after a failed heist in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the protagonist, identified only by the alias “Jack Delton,” is leading an anonymous existence, but not enough of one to prevent his former boss, the Moriarty-like Marcus Hayes, from summoning him at a moment’s notice. Marcus’s latest heist, of an armored car delivering $1.2 million to an Atlantic City casino, has gone badly, bloodily wrong, with one henchman dead and the other in hiding with the loot. Jack must find the survivor in the next 48 hours before an ink bomb hidden in the cash goes off, while also dealing with FBI agent Rebecca Blacker and local kingpin Harrihar “the Wolf” Turner. Though occasionally overloaded with information about criminal procedure, Hobbs’s supremely confident storytelling should leave readers eagerly anticipating his antihero’s future felonies. 150,000 first printing; 5-city author tour. Agent: Nat Sobel, Sobel Weber. (Feb.)
The Best Books, Emailed Every Week
Tip Sheet!
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X