'ONE OF THE BEST THRILLERS OF THE YEAR' - JAMES PATTERSON, bestselling author.
A photographer is mysteriously targeted for death in this white-knuckle ride deep into a terrifying conspiracy. If you love Lee Child's JACK REACHER and Terry Hayes' I AM PILGRIM you won't be able to put this down.
'James Patterson calls it "one of the best thrillers of the year", and it is plain to see why...told at a great pace, has a strong central character and a snaking plot' - Daily Mail
You wake. Confused. Disorientated.
A noose is round your neck.
You are bound, standing on a chair.
All you can focus on is the man in the mask tightening the rope.
You are about to die.
John Wallace has no idea why he has been targeted. No idea who his attacker is. No idea how he will prevent the inevitable.
Then the pendulum of fate swings in his favour.
He has one chance to escape, find the truth and halt his destruction.
The momentum is in his favour for now.
But with a killer on his tail, everything can change with one swing of this deadly pendulum...
You have one chance. Run.
At the start of Hamdy's fast-paced, cinematic thriller, reclusive photojournalist John Wallace, who lives in a flat in a converted London church, finds himself blindfolded and tied up shortly after making the mistake of opening his door to a masked intruder. Within minutes he's strung up from a beam, a noose around his neck. His body-armor-clad assailant, who never explains the assault, leaves Wallace to dangle. Wallace's spectacular escape is one of many exciting action sequences in a plot that quickly spirals into messiness, as the photographer tries to puzzle out why he's been targeted by a relentless, unstoppable villain who bests the Metropolitan Police and the FBI with equal ease. Hamdy (Run) dispatches characters and introduces subplots amid shifting locations including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. The action-packed jump cuts and sudden, short story arcs become tiresome, and the climax fails to live up to the gripping beginning. Agent: Hannah Shepherd, DHH Literary Agency (U.K.).