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Ghostman by Roger Hobbs
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May 26, 12

Read in May, 2012

Reading Ghostman I had the same sense of discovering a new unique voice and writer the way I did with Lee Child. In Ghostman, the protagonist is sent to Atlantic City to "clean up" after a bank heist gone very wrong. I dont want to say much more about the plot, but deception and crafty problem-solving abound. H's criminal past and his cold, calculating effectiveness in executing his plans (and his enemies) are played out against the backdrop of an oddly admirable moral code.

Hobbs's writing is straightforward, fast-paced, and clean. His feel for the world of bank robbers, con men, and really BAD guys is remarkable for one so young. I have been thinking of it this way: "Jack Reacher as written by Elmore Leonard, waiting to be filmed by Quentin Tarrantino." In a few years I expect I will praise new authors for being "almost as good as Roger Hobbs."

I am eagerly waiting to hear from Hobbs and Ghostman again.
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