Author(s): Andrew Klavan
A fugitive framed for murder gets a new face and a new life from a mysterious foreigner. So why are the cops still after him? A nationwide manhunt is underway for John Shannon, a petty criminal framed for murder. But he's convinced he won't get caught. He's hiding in the ruins of a city destroyed by a terrible flood, and, thanks to a mysterious foreigner calling himself the Identity Man, he has a new face, new papers, and a new life. But the city is crawling with corruption. Crooked politicians, gangsters and dirty cops are everywhere, and for some reason Shannon doesn't understand, all of them want him dead. John Shannon has run out of second chances, and now he's running out of time. Moving through the darkness in the burnt-out shambles of a dirty town, he must ferret out the secret of his new life, before he is left with no life at all. It is suitable for readers of Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke, George Pelacanos, as well as for fans of atmospheric urban crime writers like Stuart MacBride or Ian Rankin.
* 'Klavan is the most original American crime novelist' - Stephen King * 'Klavan knows every twist, turn and pothole on the road to hell. And all the travellers you will meet along the way' - Stephen Coonts * 'A master storyteller' - Clive Cussler
Andrew Klavan, a two-time Edgar Award-winner, is the author of bestselling crime novels Don't Say a Word, The Animal Hour, True Crime and Damnation Street among other novels. He studied at Berkeley in California, where he also worked as a reporter. He has written twenty-four novels and four films. He lives in southern California.