The new thriller following the stupendous success of You're Next
Gregg Hurwitz is the internationally bestselling author of many thrillers, including I See You, We Know, Or She Dies and the Orphan X series. You're Next was a Richard & Judy selection. A graduate of Harvard and Oxford Universities, he lives with his family in California, where he writes screenplays and comics, and produces for television.
So fast it should come with an airbag - Linwood BarclayPure nail-biting stay-up-all-night suspense - Harlan CobenOutstanding in every way - Lee ChildThriller writing at its best - Tess GerritsenTough, well-written, and memorable as hell - James PattersonGripping - Michael ConnellyA quantum leap forward in suspense - Dennis LehaneA great idea, skilfully executed - Heat
Hurwitz's hair-raising stand-alone stars an unlikely hero, 36-year-old Nate Overbay. 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 he's 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. In between tight, compelling action scenes, Hurwitz (You're Next) sensitively depicts Nate's struggles with ALS. While Nate's exploits may be a little beyond his skill set at times, thriller fans won't let this one gather any dust on the nightstand. Author tour. Agent: Aaron Priest. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Nate Overbay's back is literally up against a wall. He is standing on a narrow ledge, 11 stories above the ground, about to do the unthinkable. That's when he hears it: the unmistakable sound of gunshots. During his darkest hour Nate has unwittingly become witness to a bank robbery in progress. Intent only on relieving his own problems, Nate now has an opportunity to change his path and those of many others. Heart-stopping action ensues as Nate takes on a group of ruthless killers intent on destroying everything he holds dear, including his only child. Verdict Hurwitz's (You're Next) latest thriller does not disappoint. Fast-paced and action-packed, it will appeal to Hurwitz's huge fan base as well as newcomers to his work and readers who enjoy adrenaline-charged suspense. [See Prepub Alert, 2/15/12; library marketing.]-Cynthia Price, Francis Marion Univ. Lib., Florence, SC (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.