A searing crime novel that introduces an exhilarating new voice in noir fiction that’s as sharp, cruel, and relentless as the story’s unforgettable hero.
Hobbs is an aging, professional thief who chases one last, big score into the eye of a Florida hurricane. He emerges a broken man, hell-bent on revenge while out-running his own mortality and a ruthless FBI agent gone rogue.
The audiobook edition of Patrick McLean's thriller -- read by the author.
Richard Stark fans will relish heistmeister Hobbs, an older Parker in everything but name, as he struggles to pull off one last job in this well-plotted tale of robbery, murder, and revenge. The swift-moving action builds to a satisfying denouement.
THE SOAK is tense, fast moving, intricately plotted and layered with the moral ambiguity of the best crime fiction.
An extraordinarily dark, twisting noir novel with crackling dialogue and action, featuring an aging anti-hero who should be checking out the Early Bird specials at a local restaurant, but instead is on a blood-soaked mission of revenge. Highly recommended… and you’ll never look at an AARP card the same way again.
A thoroughly engaging anatomy-of-a-heist style crime novel. Hobbs is wonderfully gritty and irascible, an old school pro, and yet charming in his own hard-boiled way.
Fast and brutal, gripping and ingenious, this tale of an analogue thief in a digital age had me locked in from page one.