Someone is assassinating the financial industry’s most powerful players—in cold blood and in broad daylight—in intricate, eerily relevant new thriller from Alan Glynn, the award-winning author of Bloodland and Limitless.
On a bright Saturday morning, a Wall Street investment banker is shot dead while jogging in Central Park. Hours later, one of New York City’s savviest hedge-fund managers is gunned down outside a restaurant. Are these killings a coordinated terrorist attack, or just a coincidence? Investigative journalist Ellen Dorsey has a hunch they’re neither, and when an attempt is made on the life of another CEO, her theory is confirmed. The story blows wide open, and as Ellen races to stay ahead of the curve, her path collides with that of a recession-hit architect, Frank Bishop, whose daughter’s disappearance may be tied to the murders.
Set deep in a shadow world of corrupt business deals and radical politics—with a plot that echoes today’s headlines in haunting and unexpected ways—Graveland is a mind-blowing thriller that intensifies with every page.
“Graveland paints wonderfully detailed characters on the broad canvas of greed, with a plot ripped from as-yet-unwritten but disturbingly credible headlines. A hugely relevant, undeniably compelling thriller.” —Chris Pavone, author of The Expats
“Graveland is an excellent novel — smart and edgy, yet possessing real substance and depth. Glynn is fast becoming one of the best contemporary thriller writers around.” —R.J. Ellory, author of Candlemoth and A Quiet Belief in Angels
“Glynn takes the pitch-perfect paranoia and the journalist-as-heromotif of the 1970s and matches them up with crimes that are indelibly contemporary…. Graveland is everything a conspiracy thriller should be: paranoid, tense and ultimately exhilarating.” —The Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Glynn spins a seamless web of conspiracy spanning three continents....I read Bloodland twice, the second time for the rare pleasure of watching a first-rate investigative reporter—and novelist—at work.”—The Daily Beast
“Stunningly intricate...like an amped-up twenty-first-century version of Dashiell Hammett’s The Glass Key.” —Los Angeles Review of Books
“A classic paranoid thriller… In a year of global economic disasters, scandalous political mismanagement and the attempted occupation of various strategic interests by ‘the 99%,’ Bloodland is a very timely novel indeed.” —Declan Burke, January Magazine (A Best Book of the Year)
“Powerfully engaging...A thriller has to thrill. And Bloodland, an intelligent, often thrilling book, delivers.”—The Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A tightly woven picture of global corporate influence and corruption. Glynn's work has drawn comparisons to John le Carré… [which] usefully illuminates Bloodland's bold, pointed topicality… From the inauspicious beginnings of a dead reality TV star, Glynn's great novel finds an impressive, surprising scope.” —The Portland Mercury
“Scarily plausible in a way that eludes most thriller writers, with an alarmingly authentic case of control freaks and loose cannons… I’ve not read such a multi-layered, expertly plotted portrayal of arrogance, greed and hubris in a long time—there are, as the publishers claim, echoes of John le Carré, 24 and James Ellroy here, but Glynn’s talent is all his own, and his ability to ratchet up the tension is eye-popping.” —The Guardian (London)
Praise for Winterland
“Timely, topical, and thrilling.” —John Connolly
“A terrific read...completely involving.” —George Pelecanos
“This is the colossus of Irish crime fiction....It is a noir masterpiece, the bar against which all future works will be judged.” —Ken Bruen