Safe: A Novel

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Author: Gattis, Ryan

Brand: MCD

Edition: First Edition

Number Of Pages: 288

Release Date: 01-08-2017

Details: Product Description Winner of the First Annual McIntyre’s Fine Books Mystery Prize“Safe is a propulsive thriller that confirms Ryan Gattis as one of our most gifted novelists.” -Michael Connelly, author of The Wrong Side of Goodbye Ryan Gattis' gritty, fast-paced thriller, Safe, hurtles readers toward a shocking conclusion that asks the toughest question of all: how far would you go to protect the ones you love? Ricky ‘Ghost’ Mendoza, Jr. is trying to be good. In recovery and working as a freelance safecracker for the DEA, the FBI, and any other government agency willing to pay him, Ghost is determined to live clean for the rest of his days. And maybe he could, if the most important person in his life hadn’t gotten into serious financial trouble. To fix it, all Ghost has to do is crack a safe and steal drug money from under the noses of the gangs and the Feds without getting caught. Or killed. Rudy ‘Glasses’ Reyes runs drugs and cleans up messes for the baddest of bad men. When Ghost hits one of his safes, Glasses must hunt him down or be held accountable. But Glasses is worried about more than just money. The heist puts everything in his life at risk-his livelihood, his freedom, even his family. Review For a place known for so much sunshine and glitter, Los Angeles carries a rich tradition of writers willing to explore its shadows: Raymond Chandler, Walter Mosley, Ross MacDonald (the all-time overlooked-yet-not-underrated crime writer), Don Winslow, and James Ellroy, to name a just a few. Ryan Gattis is the latest to step into SoCal noir. Safe is a tale of two criminals: “Ghost” is a nominally reformed safecracker working for the feds and trying to stay straight; “Glasses” is a drug-runner and “cleaner,” younger and more violent. And when Ghost is sucked back into one final, illicit job, Glasses is compelled to defend his territory. Gattis’s strengths dialogue and plot, and his knack for style and language propels the action via alternating points of view, driving characters through deepening, darkening, and increasingly morally complex situations toward their inevitable fates. Safe might fall within a venerated and venerable tradition, but it’s all fun: fast, grim, twisty, and original. --Jon Foro, Amazon Book Review Review Winner of the First Annual McIntyre’s Fine Books Mystery Prize“A thrilling heist novel with a big beating heart.” -Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train"Whip-smart vernacular and a narrative that zips along . . . Gattis has created a gripping novel about opportunity, transformation and hope." -Hannah Beckerman, The Guardian "Ryan Gattis has already established himself as one of the most penetrating and clear-eyed commentators on contemporary Los Angeles . . . Safe is an intense and gripping novel."-Rob Lathan, Los Angeles Review of Books "This macho, faster-than-a-speeding-bullet novel benefits from the extensive research Gattis has done on the L.A. gang scene . . . and that deep knowledge informs electrifying plot twists." -Sarah Begley, TIME"A finely-crafted whiplash of a crime staccato." -Michael T. Fournier, Chicago Review of Books "Who told Ryan Gattis he could be this good? . . . [Gattis] lathes a gritty, surprisingly sentimental noir plot into a smooth, sturdy, doom-shadowed classic . . . Like a great cracksman, he hears the tumblers of language turning, and he's an expert at making them give." -David Kipen, LA Magazine "Reminiscent of Raymond Carver or Ernest Hemingway . . . Gattis is superb with the staccato sentence, honed to a few words." -Stuart Kelly, The Scotsman "If you’re looking for something intelligent, fast-paced, sometimes funny, and certainly noir but with a huge heart, snap this one up." -Kristin Centorcelli, Criminal Element"Fast-paced and gritty, Safe is both a moving and human morality tale and an utterly immersive and heart-stoppingly suspenseful thriller." -Fantastic Fiction“[Gattis] delivers a gritty L.A. crime novel about two men seeking redempt

EAN: 9780374253370

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New