By Roger Hobbs
Stunningly darkish, highly clever and carefully addictive, Ghostman proclaims the arriving of an exhilarating and hugely specific novelist.
When 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 anyone who’s sometimes referred to as Jack. whereas it’s uncertain that any one understands his real identify or whatever in any respect approximately his precise 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 totally as he pleases and is nearly very unlikely to get in contact with. yet inside of hours a personal jet is flying this really skilled fixer and cleaner-upper from Seattle to New Jersey and into a brilliant mess: one heister lifeless within the car parking zone, one other winged yet at the run, the shooter an entire secret, the $1.2 million in freshly revealed money owed god understands the place and the FBI already watching for 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 objectives in the back of the robbery. To take care of all this may require each gram of his ability, ingenuity and self-protective instincts, particularly while offense and security quickly develop into meaningless phrases. And as he maneuvers those enormously 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 subtle and bizarre world—and the subtle shadowboxing grows ever extra extreme as he strikes, hour through hour, towards a always 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 so much esteemed crime writers.
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Stunningly darkish, highly clever and punctiliously addictive, Ghostman pronounces the arriving of a thrilling and hugely unique novelist.
When a on line casino theft in Atlantic urban is going horribly awry, the guy who orchestrated it truly is obliged to name in a prefer from anyone who’s sometimes referred to as Jack. whereas it’s uncertain that anybody is aware his genuine identify or something 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 completely as he pleases and is sort of most unlikely to get involved with. yet inside hours a personal jet is flying this really skilled fixer and cleaner-upper from Seattle to New Jersey and into a incredible 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 revealed debts god is familiar with the place and the FBI already anticipating Jack on the airport, to be joined almost immediately by means of different tremendous and elusive events. He has simply forty-eight hours till the twice-stolen money actually explodes, taking with it the broader, byzantine goals at the back of the robbery. To deal with all this can require each gram of his ability, ingenuity and self-protective instincts, specifically while offense and security quickly turn into meaningless phrases. And as he maneuvers those highly slippery slopes, he relives the botched financial institution theft in Kuala Lumpur 5 years past that has now landed him this undesirable new assignment.
From its riveting beginning pages, Ghostman easily pulls the reader into Jack’s subtle and weird world—and the delicate shadowboxing grows ever extra severe as he strikes, hour through hour, towards a continually reimprovised answer. 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 so much esteemed crime writers.
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Der Gemeindechor sang sich wacker durch mittelalterliche Choräle und moderne Wiegenlieder, die durch den geschmückten Raum schwebten, als sei nur Frieden in der Welt. Er sang gegen Finsternis und Kälte, gegen graues Elend und schwarzen Kummer an. Die nahe Geburt des neuen Gottes schien alles Böse zu vertreiben, eine Linie zwischen gestern und heute, zwischen Dunkelheit und kommendem Licht zu ziehen. Ethan schaute und lauschte, stimmte in die Choräle ein, wo dies erwartet wurde, erinnerte sich und versuchte zugleich zu vergessen.
Gerald nickte. « Gerald zuckte die Achseln. �Weiß ich noch nicht. Hab nicht darüber nachgedacht. « �Du weißt, dass wir das ausgeschlossen haben«, antwortete Chips und hob das Glas an die Lippen. Er war ein hochgewachsener Mann, schon etwas gebückt, aber drahtig, als hätten seine Muskeln an Kraft und Elastizität nichts eingebüßt. «, fragte Gerald. « Chips zuckte die Schultern. �Wir sind froh, dass du sie aufbewahrst. Aber du wirst immer älter – wie wir alle. Es ist an der Zeit, dass wir eine neue Möglichkeit finden.
Er konnte einen Tag dauern oder auch eine Woche. Niemand vermochte das genau zu sagen. Alle Männer der Patrouille waren alte Hasen, die sich mit Wüstenwinden auskannten. Zur LRDG wurde keiner genommen, der nicht mit ein paar Unannehmlichkeiten zurechtkam. Die Briten, Neuseeländer, Australier oder Inder gehörten allesamt zu der merkwürdigen Art Mensch, der die leeren Weiten und die glühende Hitze der Sahara mehr bedeuteten als ihre Heimatorte, ob nun die Home Counties bei London, das neuseeländische Wellington oder das indische Calcutta.