Shadow of a Thief

A Thriller

by Norman Green

On Sale: 11/14/2017

Shadow of a Thief

A Thriller

by Norman Green

On Sale: 11/14/2017


About the Book

Combining his pitch perfect voice for the characters who live in New York's underbelly with a compelling new protagonist, Norm Green’s Shadow of a Thief grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go

In a previous life, Saul Fowler was a thief-for-hire with an impressive client list, including the US government. When he seeks shelter from his addictions up on the coast of Maine, his past comes back to haunt him in the form of his estranged stepfather, Reverend McClendon. “Someone killed my daughter,” says the rev. “Find out who did it Saul, I know you can help me. Please?” None of this would be Saul's problem, except that the girl might be his half-sister.

Back in NYC, a place he never thought he’d see again, Saul delves deep under the surface of the dead girl’s life. Before long he finds himself contending with gangs, pimps, prostitutes, the NYPD, and just maybe, the fifth fundamental universal force. Finding the truth will either change his life forever, or end it.

Gritty and unputdownable, this is perfect for fans of James Lee Burke and Robert Crais.

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Critical Praise

“Green ... [gives] us a hero with a credible backstory, wry self-awareness, and a compelling problem to which he responds with heroism ...Tension and suspense abound...Way past terrific.” - Booklist (starred review) on Way Past Legal

“This is definitely a series on the move.” - Booklist on Sick Like That

“Should not be missed.” - Robert Crais, New York Times bestselling author on Shooting Dr. Jack

Shooting Dr. Jack is a stunner. Like Richard Price, Norman Green brings an uncanny bare-knuckle vivacity to his portrayal of life on the streets. Compelling.” - Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Nowhere and The Empty Chair

“She fights like a Valkyrie, loves hard, runs scared at times, stands tall when it matters, is sexy, endearing and just about the freshest heroine to enhance genre fiction in forever. Don’t miss her.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Last Gig

“Hard-driving action…Al’s various run-ins with hired thugs intent on discouraging her investigation keep the harrowing edge sharp.… The Last Gig is a gut-tensing read.” - Houston Chronicle on The Last Gig

“Green writes about mobster families with a knowledge that is unnerving in its intimacy. Here he extends that empathy to winos, the crackpots and the dispossessed, those ghosts who live to haunt the streets of a depressed city.” - Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

“Even considering the sharp New York scene-setting and fast-paced plotting, the best thing about Shooting Dr. Jack is the characters.... Crackles with enough good lines to have been saved up for a lifetime.” - Tampa Tribune

“Elmore Leonard-like voice, finely drawn characters…Green has the beginning of a great new series. .” - Library Journal on Dead Cat Bounce

“Fans of Elmore Leonard are sure to enjoy Green, who delivers crisp prose and a collection of flawed characters navigating the rocky road to redemption.” - Booklist on Dead Cat Bounce

“Clever plotting and solutions that require both clear thinking and fast action augment Green’s double dose of tough, resilient female characters.” - Publishers Weekly on Sick Like That

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062672797
  • ISBN 10: 0062672797
  • Imprint: Witness Impulse
  • On Sale: 11/14/2017
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:14.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Crime

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