SHOVEL READY: spademan book #1
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“Awesome.” — CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“Bogart-cool. . . . Razor-sharp. . . . Death-metal brutal and darkly hilarious.” — ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Skillfully blends elements of noir, sci-fi, and speculative fiction.” — THE NEW YORKER
“As lean and muscular a thriller as I've read for a long time.” — THE GUARDIAN
“The best kind of hard boiled noir.” — GQ
In a near-future New York City split between those who are wealthy enough to “tap in” to a sophisticated virtual reality, and those who are left to fend for themselves in the ravaged streets, Spademan chose the streets. His new job is not that different from his old one: waste disposal is waste disposal. He doesn’t ask questions, he works quickly, and he’s handy with a box cutter. But when his latest client hires him to kill the daughter of a powerful evangelist, his unadorned life is upended: his mark has a shocking secret and his client has a sordid agenda far beyond a simple kill. Spademan must navigate between these two worlds—the wasteland reality and the slick fantasy—to finish his job, clear his conscience, and make sure he’s not the one who winds up in the ground.
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