The Walkby Lee Goldberg
It's one minute after the Big One. Marty Slack, a TV network executive, crawls out from under his Mercedes, parked outside what once was a downtown Los Angeles warehouse, the location for a new TV show. Downtown LA is in ruins. The sky is thick with black smoke. His cell phone is dead. The
The powerful new thriller by two-time Edgar Award-nominee Lee Goldberg.
It's one minute after the Big One. Marty Slack, a TV network executive, crawls out from under his Mercedes, parked outside what once was a downtown Los Angeles warehouse, the location for a new TV show. Downtown LA is in ruins. The sky is thick with black smoke. His cell phone is dead. The freeways are rubble. The airport is demolished. Buildings lay across streets like fallen trees. It will be days before help can arrive.
Marty has been expecting this day all his life. He's prepared. In his car are a pair of sturdy walking shoes and a backpack of food, water, and supplies. He knows there is only one thing he can do ... that he must do: get home to his wife Beth, go back to their gated community on the far edge of the San Fernando Valley.
All he has to do is walk. But he will quickly learn that it's not that easy. His dangerous, unpredictable journey home will take him through the different worlds of what was once Los Angeles. Wildfires rage out of control. Flood waters burst through collapsed dams. Natural gas explosions consume neighborhoods. Sinkholes swallow entire buildings. After-shocks rip apart the ground. Looters rampage through the streets.
There's no power. No running water. No order.
Marty Slack thinks he's prepared. He's wrong. Nothing can prepare him for this ordeal, a quest for his family and for his soul, a journey that will test the limits of his endurance and his humanity, a trek from the man he was to the man he can be ... if he can survive The Walk.
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Meet the Author
Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award–nominated TV producer and a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. His many books include the long-running Diagnosis Murder and Monk mysteries, The Walk, King City, Watch Me Die, and the international bestseller The Heist, which he co-wrote with Janet Evanovich. His numerous TV writing and producing credits include Diagnosis Murder, Monk, SeaQuest, Nero Wolfe, and The Glades. He's also worked as a consultant for TV networks and studios in Europe, Canada, and Sweden and has served on the Board of the Mystery Writers of America.
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