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- ISBN: 1250009723 (ebk.)
- ISBN: 9781250009722 (ebk.)
- ISBN: 0312625510 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 9780312625511 (hbk.)
374 p. ; 25 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
|Summary, etc.:||"Diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease nine months earlier, Nate is about to leap off an 11th-floor ledge of a bank building in Santa Monica, Calif., when he notices a robbery in progress through the window next to where heas standing. Nate climbs back in the window undetected, grabs a handgun a masked man has conveniently set down, and, thanks to his ROTC firearms training, succeeds in shooting dead five of the six robbers. In revenge, the thwarted theft's mastermind, a notorious Ukrainian mobster, vows to brutally kill Nate and his teenage daughter unless Nate can retrieve the robbery's objective: an envelope stored in one of the bank's safe deposit boxes."--Provided by publisher.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 July #1
*Starred Review* Surely Hurwitz can't keep this up forever. Lately, each new book he publishes is his best so far, and this one's no exception. As the story opens, Nate Overbay, U.S. army veteran and LAPD crisis responder, is out on the eleventh-floor ledge of an office building, seconds away from killing himself. But the sounds of gunshotsâa bank robbery in progressâpull him off the ledge, turn him into a hero, and set him up for a life-and-death battle with a career criminal with a very personal axe to grind. The story itself is thoroughly engagingâNate has a very short deadline in which to provide the villain with a certain object, or his wife and daughter's lives will be in jeopardyâbut it's Nate himself, a hero with a built-in expiration date, who makes this such a gripping book. He's a wonderful creation, a hero who doesn't behave like a hero, and full marks to Hurwitz for having the guts to build a novel around him. Nate is the kind of character who, if not handled just right, might quickly become unbelievable, but there's no danger of that with Hurwitz at the controls. It's hard to imagine that he can top this one, but, based on past performance, don't bet against it. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of twelve novels, most recently, Youâre Next, Theyâre Watching, and Trust No One. His books have been translated into twenty languages. In addition, he is a screenwriter, television producer, and writes for Marvel and DC Comics. He lives in Los Angeles.
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