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The Resource Ghostman, Roger Hobbs

Ghostman, Roger Hobbs

Label
Ghostman
Title
Ghostman
Statement of responsibility
Roger Hobbs
Title variation
Ghost man
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stunningly dark, hugely intelligent and thoroughly addictive, Ghostman announces the arrival of an exciting and highly distinctive novelist. When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who's occasionally called Jack. While it's doubtful that anyone knows his actual name or anything at all about his true identity, or even if he's still alive, he's in his mid-thirties and lives completely off the grid, a criminal's criminal who does entirely as he pleases and is almost impossible to get in touch with. But within hours a private jet is flying this exceptionally experienced fixer and cleaner-upper from Seattle to New Jersey and right into a spectacular mess: one heister dead in the parking lot, another winged but on the run, the shooter a complete mystery, the $1.2 million in freshly printed bills god knows where and the FBI already waiting for Jack at the airport, to be joined shortly by other extremely interested and elusive parties. He has only forty-eight hours until the twice-stolen cash literally explodes, taking with it the wider, byzantine ambitions behind the theft. To contend with all this will require every gram of his skill, ingenuity and self-protective instincts, especially when offense and defense soon become meaningless terms. And as he maneuvers these exceedingly slippery slopes, he relives the botched bank robbery in Kuala Lumpur five years earlier that has now landed him this unwanted new assignment. From its riveting opening pages, Ghostman effortlessly pulls the reader into Jack's refined and peculiar world--and the sophisticated shadowboxing grows ever more intense as he moves, hour by hour, toward a constantly reimprovised solution. With a quicksilver plot, gripping prose and masterly expertise, Roger Hobbs has given us a novel that will immediately place him in the company of our most esteemed crime writers."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Summary
Jack Delton (not his real name) is a cipher who lives off the grid and spends his time on the move, and cleaning up after high-level heists. But a botched job in his past puts the guy who organized it hot on his trail -- along with the FBI and a rival hustler. This time, it's going to take all of Jack's skills to escape. Plenty of action, well-realized characters, an incredible amount of research, and a complex plot will keep readers glued until the very last page. - Description by Shauna Griffin
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10166277
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Ghostman novels
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
Ghostman, Roger Hobbs
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn793579022
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780307959966
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012025792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)793579022
Label
Ghostman, Roger Hobbs
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn793579022
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780307959966
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012025792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)793579022

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