Very well written and gripping all the way
As with Nine Lives, this is a sensational novel
Barber has come up trumps
This is the second Tom Barber novel Ive read and Im still very impressed
Excellent read, non-stop action end to end, just the way a book should be
The Getaway is one of the best first books that I have read in a long time. The action is non-stop, the characters are realistic and the writing is taut and descriptive. I think that this author is someone that we’ll be hearing a lot more of in the future
I could not put this book down. Great story, kept me interested all the way through. Believable characters and a brilliant twist at the end
New York City. Summer.
A series of violent and highly successful bank robberies have been carried out across the city, all by the same five-man team. Millions of dollars have been stolen. The thieves are slick, efficient, well-organised and vicious. The FBI are getting nowhere in tracking them down. With pressure from Washington mounting and the heists continuing, the Feds desperately search for any leads.
They need results and they need them fast.
Across the city, Sam Archer is in town for a funeral. At the service, he is approached by an old family friend who works out of the FBIs New York Office. Hes leading the case against the thieves and has a proposition for Archer. He needs the English counter-terrorist cop to go undercover, and try to get inside their circle. Make contact and gain their trust. Find out the secrets of their success. Given his English accent and his cover story, its a solid plan. Theyll never connect him to the FBI. Nevertheless, Archer is ready to refuse, but his old acquaintance tells him something else, a shocking revelation that ties Archer to this case personally. Its all the convincing he needs.
He agrees to the plan, and goes undercover.
As he establishes contact with the crew and gets deeper and deeper, Archer learns theyre planning to leave the city for good in just a matter of days, but only after performing two final spectacular heists. In a race against time Archer is forced to think on his feet or be killed as he gets caught up in the lethal crossfire between the thieves and law enforcement, none of whom know who he really is. As the clock ticks towards the thieves departure and as the stakes get higher and higher, Archer must both find a murderer and prevent two of the biggest heists in the history of New York City.
Before the thieves make their final getaway.
But some unfortunates – the handicapped and the terminally ill, shell-shocked army vets, wronged crime victims and other society misfits – choose to flee real life willingly, escaping to the limitless world of online sword and sorcery MMORPGs.
Once a seasoned gamer and now a terminal cancer patient, Max grasps at this final chance to preserve his life and identity. So he goes for it – goes for the promise of immortality shared with a few trusty friends and the woman he loves. Together they roam the roads of AlterWorld and sample its agony and ecstasy born of absolute freedom.
In this USA Today bestselling book, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Cantrell drops you into a vast, dark world: 100 miles of living, breathing, tunnels that is the New York City underground. This subterranean labyrinth inhales three million bustling commuters every day. And every day, it breathes them all out again… except for one.
Software millionaire Joe Tesla is set to ring the bell on Wall Street the morning his company goes public. On what should be the brightest day in his life, he is instead struck with severe agoraphobia. The sudden dread of the outside is so debilitating, he can’t leave his hotel at Grand Central Terminal, except to go underground. Bad luck for Joe, because in the tunnels lurk corpses and murderers, an underground Victorian mansion and a mysterious bricked-up 1940s presidential train car. Joe and his service dog, Edison, find themselves pursued by villains and police alike, their only salvation now is to unearth the mystery that started it all, a deadly, contagious madness on the brink of escaping The World Beneath.
Praise for The World Beneath:
“Cantrell’s THE WORLD BENEATH simply blew me away: exciting, visceral, inventive, illuminating. The main character, Joe Tesla, is as charming as he is resourceful. He’s an agoraphobic trapped within the dark bowels of New York City who must face a threat to the bright world above him. Full of tantalizing true secrets of that subterranean world, matched with a breakneck pacing of a shocking thriller, here is a novel that shines a light on the beauty and horror hidden just out of sight beneath the world’s greatest city. So grab a flashlight and get ready an adventure like no other.” – James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Eye of God
“The World Beneath is a unique, non-stop action thriller…Cantrell creates a deadly – yet also cozy – underworld beneath the streets of Manhattan, where trapped hero Joe Tesla and his dog Edison battle evil below our feet for the fate of mankind. The author grabs you on the first page and drags you into the dark depths for a wild subway ride that races to a fatal finish and leaves you breathless and begging for more.” – Kieran Crowley, New York Times bestselling author of HACK, A Shepherd Novel.
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Jess is on the hunt for the last of the four men who ambushed him and left him for dead. Once that was finished, he would hunt down the four outlaws who led the bloody night raid on Mattie Smith’s ranch.
His hunt is quickly interrupted when he receives a wire from his good friend Mayor Jim Smythe of Black Creek, Kansas, requesting that Jess return to his home town immediately to help solve some very strange and brutal murders.
Jess returns to his hometown to discover that the murders are continuing in Black Creek. Jess tries to catch the elusive killer, following the few clues left by the killer, but his search takes him to several other small towns surrounding Black Creek where the same brutal murders are taking place.
To make matters worse, Jess has devised a plan to trick the four men who led the night raid on Mattie Smith’s ranch to travel to Black Creek. The four men are all cold-blooded killers and Jess has to face them down and survive so that he can continue his hunt for the elusive killer near his hometown.