Populated with colourful and unusual characters, this is a gutsy, fast-paced thriller by a terrific talent.
'You'll enjoy the hell out of this book' Robert Crais
'Exciting, funny ... another jewel mined from the apparently inexhaustible pipeline of top class American first-time thriller writers' IRISH INDEPENDENT
Top Kiernan has been doing all right. He owns Polymath, a thriving research firm that he runs from his home, a 1930s-era schoolhouse in Georgia. He's got a bedroom in a basketball court, a drawer full of flannel shirts, and a splendid collection of spinning tops. He's also got a side-gig as a free-lance operative for a mercenary group, which sends him on periodic and often perilous errands to Latin America. Top can't live without the buzz, the adrenalin rush of being permanently on the edge - and he doesn't have very long to wait.
When Top's long-time friend Dee Lane disappears suddenly, leaving $1.5 million hidden somewhere in Georgia, everyone thinks Top's got the stash. He finds himself the target of ambitious DEA men, a drug lord, an ex-IRA assassin, and a few others who want to get their hands on the money and will kill Top to do so. He knows it's going to take more than adrenalin to survive the manoeuvres of all the players in the dangerous game that this compelling, deftly plotted debut thriller brings to a stunning and explosive finish.