Patrick is an award-winning author and narrator who never writes anything straight down the line. His work includes the Parsec Award-Winning How to Succeed in Evil series and The Merchant Adventurer.
Among his influences, Patrick cites such irreconcilables as Richard Stark, Douglas Adams, Mark Helprin, Terry Pratchett, S.J. Perleman, H.L. Mencken, Hafiz, Homer, Georges Simenon and Jorge Luis Borges.
The audiobook edition of Patrick McLean's thriller -- read by the author.
An aging, professional thief chases one last, big score into the eye of a Florida hurricane.
Hobbs is a professional thief who takes on a heist even though the money doesn't match the risk....but the woman behind the job does.
THE SOAK is as hard-boiled as they come. Anyone can die at any time. The pacing never lets up. The prose is terse and sharp. There are no good guys, although you'll find yourself rooting for Hobbs. This is a good one. Check it out.
An extraordinarily dark, twisting noir novel with crackling dialogue and action.
THE SOAK is tense, fast moving, intricately plotted and layered with the moral ambiguity of the best crime fiction.