What’s in a Name?

The plot of Ghostman might seem familiar in a few places, but Roger Hobbs’ main character elevates this debut. He’s a lone fixer who goes by dozens of aliases and keeps almost no ties to anyone. One exception is a former associate who calls in a debt and summons him to sort out a casino robbery gone wrong in Atlantic City. It’s a gigantic mess, and as soon as he lands in Jersey, the FBI is on his tail. With only 48 hours to make it right, he knows he can trust no one.

It’s the details that make this book. I love the way Delton transforms his identity again and again, and the author’s feel for criminal strategy and slang make it a convincing thriller.

According to the back of the ARC, the movie rights have already been sold. I’ve been having lots of fun imagining the casting for it.

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