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4.01  ·  Rating Details ·  67 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews

The corporate greed of Wall Street meets the Hitchcockian suspense of North by Northwest in this thrilling debut by screenwriter Mark Hosack.

A secret best told on the run…

One day Paul Majors is a respectable businessman looking into some accounting irregularities in his office’s parent company. The next, he’s wading through a murky world of dark finance, uncoverin
ebook, 384 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Pocket Star
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Oct 01, 2016 Tulay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sad but while reading some parts laughable. Mainly read this book at night, I don't like to read two books at the same time. This my kind of book, to write a good review I must read it again.
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Sep 06, 2012 Rosella Weigand rated it it was amazing
Talented writer Mark Hosack (Give ‘em Hell, Malone) has given the world a gift with the debut of his incredibly awesome book IDENTITY. This quick-paced business thriller about people driven by greed & tempted by power presents plenty of significant characters delivering razor sharp dialogue and is loaded with amazing thrills from beginning to middle to end. IDENTITY is the most unpredictable story I’ve read in ages -- Surprises at every turn of the page! Highly recommend opening your eyes to ...more
Apr 11, 2014 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Twists and turns...

a fast read. I never knew what was going to come next. just when I thought I had figured it out, it became clear that I did not, which made it that much more enjoyable.
Jul 31, 2012 Marcelle rated it it was amazing
Want to read a page turner that also satirizes the Age of Libor-Madoff-Enron? Corporate hijinks, cat and mouse, a mystery femme fatale, and a hero for the's all here. A super fun read! (And it doesn't hurt that the author is a looker....and my wonderful husband, Mark).
Jul 19, 2012 Danielle rated it it was amazing
Gripping, darkly comic financial thriller in which nobody is who they seem and everybody is out for themselves. I'm not usually a fan of the genre, but Hosack's (Give 'Em Hell, Malone) website and trailer left me wanting more, and I was not disappointed. Check it out!
Kristin Rider
Sep 13, 2012 Kristin Rider rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the fast-paced story. I would have been a tougher editor, but despite my pickiness it was nice to read something fun and exciting for a change. I can't wait for the next one.
Bob Nelson
Jul 29, 2015 Bob Nelson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written and exciting mystery. I found it hard to put down, kept me on the edge of my seat reading to the end. Written by a former student of mine.
Charles Tate
Mar 11, 2014 Charles Tate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Good read

fast moving plot that makes the book hard to put down. story moves along at a good pace. well written with th h humor at the right places.
Shawn Fairweather
Dec 29, 2012 Shawn Fairweather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I reviewed this a couple weeks ago but for some reason it is not appearing, so my apologies to the author. I will attempt to remember what I orginally wrote.

This was a free read thanks to Goodreads First Reads, and for that I thank you!.

I was pleasantly surprised when I rec'd this piece in the mail as it was delivered with a nice personalized letter of thanks and and personal autographed copy of what I believe was a test print run of 20 books that was originally published as an ebook only. So I
Aug 08, 2012 John rated it it was amazing
Great read -- I couldn’t put it down! The fast paced thriller features a sympathetic protagonist who is thrust into a dark and dangerous world when his identity is mistaken by a cast of mysterious, well-drawn characters, whose real identities are in turn ambiguous to him. Hosack’s background as a screenwriter shows in outstanding dialogue and vivid descriptions of people and places. The caliber of the writing is first-rate and the action is augmented by a delightful wry wit. I can’t wait to see ...more
Aug 28, 2016 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read until the very weird ending

I absolutely loved this book literally until the very last page and actually had to go back to be sure I hadn't skipped a page or two. Really a fascinating story with an incredible number of twists and turns but the ending just wasn't what I either wanted or expected. It just felt wrong.

The characters are well drawn, interesting and the story was compelling. Change the ending or do a sequel.....
Jan 21, 2014 Doug rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The idea of the FBI setting up a civilian to be bait for ruthless international killers under false pretenses strains believability, but then the whole genre of sci-fi strains believability for me. If you can get over that hump the story is a beautifully created suspense-thriller. Highly recommended.
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Mark writes books and screenplays and lives in Los Angeles. His second book, THE GOOD SPY DIES TWICE, will be released 9/13/16. Book Reviewers and Bloggers can review the book now on NetGalley at It's also available for Pre-Order at:

This is Mark's second novel. His first, IDENTITY, is available everywhere now. His film credits include Pale Blue
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