No Way Back: A Novel

No Way Back: A Novel

by Matthew Klein


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In the new thriller from critics’ favorite Matthew Klein, Jimmy Thane thinks that his new job as the CEO of a failing company will help turn his life around. He should think again.

Jimmy Thane knows all about crossroads. Every time he’s faced with one he’s taken the wrong path. At the peak of his career, he chose alcohol. When his job became shaky, he turned to drugs. And when his wife lost faith in him, he turned to other women. Now, Jimmy’s clean, and he’s at a new crossroad: he’s landed the job of a CEO at a failing company in South Florida and has seven weeks to turn it around.

Except, from the moment he enters the building, he senses there’s something very wrong—the place is too quiet, too empty. When the police come calling about the disappearance of the former CEO, Jimmy begins to wonder what he got himself into.

Then he discovers surveillance equipment in his neighbor’s house, looking straight into his living room. And he begins to notice that his wife isn’t just tired, she’s terrified, and trying to hide it.

Nothing is as it seems. Jimmy no longer feels like he’s living the dream. Instead, he’s plunged into the worst kind of nightmare there is. And when he finally gets to the truth, it’s more shocking and terrifying than could be imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605987019
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 465
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.70(h) x 4.50(d)

About the Author

Matthew Klein is the author of Con Ed, which was published in over a dozen foreign countries and is being made into a feature film. He graduated from Yale in 1990 and founded several technology companies in Silicon Valley before moving to New York, where he lives.

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No Way Back 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a very promising beginning, with an appealing hero. Then it doubled back and had a cheat ending. The ending was so unsatisfactory I regret the time I spent reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was quite taken with Matthew Klein's clever thriller NO WAY BACK. (I ultimately returned home, shaken but OK.) This clever tale starts with what seems to be an atypically brutal opening, as what follows is an funny look at financial turnarounds. (I know that sounds unlikely, but Klein is a master at this sort of thing.) As the story progresses, it stays funny, but grows progressively darker and more surprising. By the end, I was mopping my brow—and any author who can pull off that trick deserves an appreciative review here. Kudos, Klein! (His novel CON-ED is also well worth your time.)