Oceans Eleven meets Catch Me if You Can meets Lee Child in this pulse-pounding extraordinary debut thriller
Jack Delton is a hard man to get hold of. There are maybe thirty people who know he exists. Not all of them believe he is still alive. And only one of them knows his real name. So when he gets the email he knows whatever it is, it's going to be bad.
Marcus Fairlan and Jack used to work together. Until they had a falling out, after which Jack assumed the only reason Marcus would want to find him would be to kill him. It turns out it's worse than that. Marcus bankrolled a casino heist that has just gone spectacularly wrong, leaving a parking lot full of bodies and an armed and dangerous crackhead named Jerome Ribbons gone AWOL with a million dollars in cash. Marcus had the money earmarked for a major drug deal, and if he doesn't deliver, not only is the deal going down the tubes, but the man known as The Wolf is going to come looking for him.
To make things right with Marcus, Jack needs to locate Ribbons, get the money and make the delivery. All in just 24 hours. Even for a man with Jack's resources, it's a tall order. Especially when he has a funny feeling the whole thing is a set-up...
“Quite astonishing . . . Mature, impeccably researched and written with supreme panache, 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”
“Startling and sparkling assurance . . . A star is born? Quite possibly”
“Full of authentic detail, seedy locations and a high corpse count, it keeps you hooked until the very last page”
“Brilliantly clever, gripping and action-packed. Utterly original and bound to become a big-budget movie.”
“Fast, hard and knowing: this is an amazing debut full of intrigue, tradecraft and suspense. Read it immediately!”
“A slam-bang, pedal-to-the-metal crime story . . . I absolutely loved this book and cannot recommend it highly enough”
“Impressive . . . 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 . . . 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
“An astonishing debut . . . Hobbs is up there with the best . . . a masterpiece ”
“Smoking-fast . . . the debut of a gifted crime writer who will only get better”
New York Times
“A pulse-pumping heist thriller”