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The Identity Man by Andrew (Author) Klavan


The Identity Man by Andrew (Author) Klavan

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.


In Andrew Klavan's deft hands, we get a brilliant, nail-biting, rollercoaster of a novel that grips tight as the restraints on an electric chair. * VAL McDERMID * Klavan is one of my drop-everything-and-read authors. * GREGG HURWITZ * Powerful and dark. A plot-twisting, nail-biting noir that defines edge-of-the-chair suspense * FAYE KELLERMAN * As shamelessly thrilling as a rollercoaster * Observer * Andrew Klavan is impressive. Coolly detached, immensely detailed and totally convincing. Every character is brought to life. * Sunday Telegraph * Time flies when you're having fun, waiting to die, or reading Andrew Klavan. Nerve-plucking suspense. * New York Times *

About the Author

Andrew Klavan, a double Edgar Award-winner, is the bestselling author of Don't Say a Word, The Animal Hour, True Crime and Damnation Street. 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.

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Publication date

1st January 2012


Andrew (Author) Klavan

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Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books


352 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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