Ghostman eBook ↠ ó ❴KINDLE❵ ✿ Ghostman Author Roger Hobbs – Gym-apparel.co.uk I make things disappear It’s what I do This time I'm tidying up the loose ends after a casino heist gone bad The loose ends being a million cash But I only have 48 hours and there’s a guy out ther I make things disappear It’s what I do This time I'm E who wants my head in a bagHe'll have to find me first They don’t call me the Ghostman for nothin Jack is a Ghostman a criminal hired by other criminals to fool people and clean up messes A fixera cleaner a man who gets things done He lives completely off the grid No one knows his real name He lives for the action and the thrill He is a master of disguises and nuances In Atlantic City a heist is about to go down Two criminals are going to steal 1200000 in freshly minted bills from an ard car delivery to a casino The robbery goes off smoothly when all hell breaks loose another gunman opens fire on the robbers killing one and wounding the other The money disappearsMarcus a jugmarker the criminal mastermind who hired the robbers wants the money because he was going to use it against Wolf another criminal from Atlantic City Apparently the money is in a package with an explosive die pack There is only a limited time to find the money before its useless He gets in touch with Jack and convinces him to fix the situation get the money back Jack owes him because he screwed up Marcus' Malaysian robbery 5 years beforeWhen Jack arrives in Atlantic City he is confronted by the FBI must play detective and figure out the planning of the crime from a criminal's perspective Meanwhile the Wolf is also on the scene and wants Jack to find the money so he can use it against Marcus As Jack takes steps to find the money Wolf takes violent steps to force him to work for himMeanwhile the FBI is also following Jack around Hobbs effortlessly switches back and forth between chapters dedicated to the clean up in Atlantic City and the screwup in Malaysia He shows high end heists from all perspectivesJack is a complex character violent smart a killer with few scruples Although Wolf may think he is working for Marcus in fact Jack is a thrill seeker at heart who lives for the hunt and the excitementCan he find the money before the FBI captures him or Wolf kills himIts a smooth ride very stylistic with a knowing and sly protagonistIt hits all the right buttons
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I make things disappear It’s what I do This time I'm tidying up the loose ends after a casino heis The Trouble with ThrillersWhen you wander through your local bookstore or a drugstore or Wal Mart you’ll probably pass by a rack of paperback books with lurid covers that are usually labeled as thrillers Pick up one of these books and what are you likely to find? A superhero cop spy or private investigator — one who combines the strength of an Olympic gold medalist with an I of 165 and the ability to outfight the biggest baddest bad guy ever to come down the pike Apparently a former British naval intelligence officer named Ian Fleming started this unfortunate tradition half a century ago Now it seems we can’t shake itHere then comes young Roger Hobbs with a new twist on the thriller Hobbs’ protagonist — his hero it would seem — is not a superhero cop spy or private investigator He is in fact an unrepentant lifelong armed robber and murderer who combines the strength of an Olympic gold medalist with an I of 165 and the ability to outfight the biggest baddest bad guy ever to come down the pike Oh but this guy never murders anyone unless it’s absolutely necessary And in the course of Roger Hobbs’ debut novel Ghostman he only kills maybe six or eight guys He doesn’t like to murder women we’re told Unless it’s absolutely necessaryThe title character is the guy on a team of bankrobbers who makes things disappear including himself He seamlessly shifts from one disguise to another adopting a wide variety of names but never revealing his own By applying makeup coloring his hair changing his voice and his gait he manages to put on 20 years in an hour — and we’re expected to believe that he remains undetected even by someone sitting within two feet of him The few people who really know him call him Ghostman He’s rootless as well as ruthless and he could turn up anywhere in the world there’s a huge bank job waitingBlood guts and impossibilities aside there are a couple of things about Hobbs’ writing that are laudable His prose flows smoothly uninterrupted by lyrical turns of phrase to hint that he’s really a “serious” writer And he’s clearly done a masterful job of research into the procedural niceties and the argot of bank robbery as well as the workings of Atlantic City casinos and other topics closely related to his story And by the way when I say Hobbs is young I mean young having graduated in 2011 from Reed College he appears to be in his early twentiesWhat’s missing from Ghostman and other novels of the same ilk is soul Though Hobbs appends an “autobiography” of his killer hero to illustrate his motivation for doing what he does there’s not so much as a shred of evidence that the man — or for that matter Roger Hobbs — ever considers the needs the feelings or the value of other people As I said no soulWhy do these nihilistic books get written so often let alone published? And why do we read them? Mea culpa mea maxima culpa Is there some bloodthirsty streak in our national character that impels us to make heroes out of people who seem to kill for a living?
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GhostmanT gone bad The loose ends being a million cash But I only have 48 hours and there’s a guy out ther The Ghost Man by Roger HobbsWell let's clear two interesting facts one this is a debut author second he finished this book when he was still at college in his early twentiesWhen a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favour from someone who's sometimes called Jack While it's doubtful anyone knows his actual name or anything at all about his true identity or even if he's still alive he's in his mid 30's and lives completely off the grid a criminal's criminal who does entirely as he pleases and is almost impossible to get in touch withWithin hours a private jet is flying this exceptionally experienced fixer and cleaner upper from Seattle to New Jersey and right into a spectacular mess one heister dead in the parking lot another winged but on the run the shooter a complete mystery the 12 million in freshly printed bills god knows where and the FBI already waiting for Jack at the airport To contend with all this will reuire every gram of his skill ingenuity and self protective instincts They don't call him Ghostman for nothingA great impressive debut thriller from young Roger Hobbs as you are taken through two stories one that is the present and one that is a flashback both as gripping as each other and important to the storyWinner of the CWA Thriller of the Year 2013A gripping intelligent tense fast paced action packed thriller with a new star in the Ghost Man to rival Lee Childs Joe Pike Will Robie and othersI enjoyed the writing the plot and the tension as the book comes to a conclusion with both stories and now looking forward to his second book