"This is a quite astonishing debut from a 24-year-old who drafted it while he was a student in Oregon. Incredibly mature, impeccably researched and written with supreme panache, it starts with a casino heist that goes spectacularly wrong ... There are strands of James Sallis in the internal conversations, but on top of these comes a freshness and a swagger that is impossible to ignore. 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." -- Geoffrey Wansell DAILY MAIL "Hobbs, who is 24, recounts Ghostman's adventures with startling and sparkling assurance, as evident in flash back scenes set in Kuala Lumpur as in all the mayhem and mind games in New Jersey. A star is born? Quite possibly." -- John Dugdale SUNDAY TIMES "Full of authentic detail, seedy locations and a high corpse count, it keeps you hooked until the very last page." SUNDAY TELEGRAPH "This thrilling tale of the bloody aftermath of a casino heist gone wrong reads as if it were written by an expert in safe-cracking and bank robbing... Brilliantly clever, gripping and action-packed, it's narrated by the mysterious Ghostman, who's hired to put right botched jobs. Utterly original and bound to become a big-budget movie." SUNDAY MIRROR "Fast, hard and knowing: this is an amazing debut full of intrigue, tradecraft and suspense. Read it immediately!" -- LEE CHILD
Roger Hobbs lives in Portland, Oregon, after graduating in 2011 from Reed College. Ghostman is his debut novel and will be published in sixteen countries around the world. www.rogerhobbs.com
"Fast, hard and knowing: this is an amazing debut full of intrigue, tradecraft and suspense. Read it immediately!" (Lee Child). I make things disappear. It's what I do. This time I'm tidying up the loose ends after a casino heist gone bad. The loose ends being a million cash. But I only have 48 hours, and there's a guy out there who wants my head in a bag. He'll have to find me first. They don't call me the Ghostman for nothing...