Near Enemy

by Adam Sternbergh

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Near Enemy Synopsis

The sequel to SHOVEL READY, featuring kill-for-hire antihero Spademan. Perfect for fans of INCEPTION, LOOPER and Hugh Howie. 'Anyone who still lives in Manhattan and has anything of real value to protect does it with a shotgun, not a deadbolt. So the problem isn't getting in, it's getting out.' When New York was hit by a dirty bomb, the city became a burnt-out shell and only the wealthy were able to escape, to a virtual reality quite different from the world around them. Former garbage man, Spademan, lost his wife and his livelihood - in a city comprised entirely of garbage, there's little one man can do. So he became a hit man, clearing up in a whole new way. But now the virtual world is under threat from elite terrorists operating from somewhere in New York and Spademan is tasked with tracking them down. He's not used to having enemies - his foes usually end up dead pretty quickly - but he's about to find out just how close they are, and how dangerous they can be...

Near Enemy Press Reviews

'Hardboiled as f*** with writing as fierce and sharp as a paper-cut' -- Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls


'Savage future noir that crackles with deadpan wit' -- Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker


'Debut novels as sleek, resonant and accomplished as this are a rare gift' -- Megan Abbott, author of Dare Me


'Elegant, lean and clever noir' -- Roger Hobbs, author of Ghostman

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ISBN: 9781472216199
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472216199
Publication date: 2nd July 2015
Author: Adam Sternbergh
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Science fiction,

About Adam Sternbergh

Adam Sternbergh is the culture editor of the New York Times Magazine. Formally an editor-at-large for New York, his writing has been featured in several other publications, including GQ and The Times, and on the radio programme This American Life. He lives in Brooklyn and is at work on a second Spademan novel.

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