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Publisher Description

The futuristic hardboiled noir that Lauren Beukes calls “sharp as a paper-cut” about a garbage man turned kill-for-hire.

Spademan used to be a garbage man.  That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self.

Now he’s a hitman.

In a near-future New York City split between those who are wealthy enough to “tap in” to a sophisticated virtual reality, and those who are left to fend for themselves in the ravaged streets, Spademan chose the streets.  When his latest client hires him to kill the daughter of a powerful evangelist, he must navigate between these two worldsthe wasteland reality and the slick fantasyto finish his job, clear his conscience, and make sure he’s not the one who winds up in the ground.

Mysteries & Thrillers
October 14
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Jamsenior1 ,


Interesting writing style. It took me a bit to understand how the author wrote the book.
I don't recommend those with moral sensitivity read this book. It is a group I fall into that's why only 3 stars. I felt after a while like a spectator of a horrible bloody car accident. Too fascinated with the macabre to turn away yet sickened by the accident and blood. This is likely the one and only time I read Adam Sternburgs.

Dubble trubble ,

Great Debut

Being a fan of both post apocalyptic and hard boiled novels, I thought this was a great genre cross over.

There's just something titillating about a good anti-hero and I really, really liked Spademan. I'm not going to write a synopsis here, if you like hard boiled and/or PA, just read it. I was entertained throughout and am pausing just long enough to write this before I buy the next in the series.

Kat Kotrla ,

Great story. When's the next one?

Awesome book, great read. Just finished it. Highly recommend this gritty futuristic murder mystery. Part Sin City, part Matrix mixed with religious undertones.

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