Ghostman (Paperback)

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By Roger Hobbs, Marc Viaplana (Translator)
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“Jack, both brilliant and cunning, has made it to the top of the gangster ranks. Extremely wealthy, equipped with the most modern technological tools and constantly changing addresses and even his physical appearance, Jack is like a living ghost. Only a happy few know how to contact him. An old partner in crime to whom he is indebted calls on Jack to clean up the mess from a seemingly well-organized heist gone bad. Not trusting his former partner, hunted by an extremely dangerous mobster, and chased by the FBI, Jack needs all of his tricks to keep his ghost-like existence intact. Smart and captivating from beginning to end, a stellar debut!”
— Jean-Paul Adriaansen, Water Street Books, Exeter, NH

Description


Cuando el robo a un casino en Atlantic City sale horriblemente mal, Marcus Hayes, eminencia del crimen internacional y cerebro del golpe, no tiene mas remedio que llamar a -Jack-. Jack Delton es un -ghostman-, un experto en -arreglar- escenas de crimenes, capaz de desaparecer y hacer desaparecer lo que haga falta. Su verdadera identidad es un misterio, y muchos incluso lo dan por muerto.
En cuestion de horas un jet privado traslada a Jack a la escena del crimen. Es un desastre de colosales dimensiones: Auno de los asaltantes yace cosido a balazos a pocos metros del casino, y el otro esta herido y en paradero desconocido. Un francotirador ha boicoteado el robo, pero quien mas sabia del golpe? Jack no tiene demasiado tiempo: los 1,2 millones de dolares en billetes nuevos que han desaparecido llevan incorporada una carga que los destruira si no se desactiva a tiempo y, por si esto fuera poco, el FBI sigue de cerca sus movimientos.
Desde las primeras paginas, "Ghostman" arrastra al lector al trepidante mundo de Jack. Con una trama impredecible, una prosa apasionante y gran maestria, Roger Hobbs nos brinda una novela que lo coloca a la altura de los mejores autores del genero.

-Hobbs atrapa nuestra atencion y consigue mantenerla gracias al uso magistral de los detalles y de la voz dura que ha creado para Jack, un "ghostman" con conocimientos enciclopedicos del negocio criminal.- Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"
ENGLISH DESCRIPTION In a daring operation, two crooks-for-hire rob an Atlantic City casino. But their heist goes horribly wrong, and only one of them makes it out alive. Now he's on the run with $1/2 million vacuum-packed into a bundle the size of a briefcase. Little does he know it's rigged with explosives. Almost immediately, an expert fixer named Jack is in cross-country pursuit. With less than 48 hours to recover the money, clean up the mess, and--for god's sake--try not to botch the job like he did last time . . .

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Product Details
ISBN: 9788439726951
ISBN-10: 8439726953
Publisher: Literatura Random House
Publication Date: March 25th, 2014
Pages: 330
Language: Spanish