An ex-mercenary and an embattled journalist find themselves unlikely allies against a corrupt defense contractor in this "noir beach read" (New York)
Ray Devlin is retired, living a simple life off the grid in Florida, when a visit from an old colleague stirs some bad memoriesand ends with a gunshot. Soon Devlin is forced to again face a past he'd hoped to leave behind, as a member of a mercenary force that helped put a brutal South American dictator into power.
Tracy Quinn is an investigative reporter at a struggling Philadelphia newspaper decimated by layoffs and cutbacks. Then one day what appears to be a straightforward homicidea body left in an abandoned rowhousedraws her and Devlin together, and ultimately enmeshes both in a conspiracy that stretches over twenty years and reaches to the highest levels of the U.S. government.
Before long, they're both the targets of a ruthless assassin haunted by his own wartime experiences. For Devlin, it could all mean a last shot at redemption. For Tracy, the biggest story of her career might just cost her life.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Wallace Stroby is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven novels, four of which feature Crissa Stone, the professional thief labeled "crime fiction's best bad girl ever." His first novel, THE BARBED-WIRE KISS, was a Barry Award finalist for best debut novel. A native of Long Branch, N.J., he's a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore.
What People are Saying About This
“With SOME DIE NAMELESS Wallace Stroby has achieved the impossible, combining the complexity and tension of a whodunit mystery with the suspense and action of one of the most dynamic thrillers in years. Stroby’s taut prose and authentic characters keep the twists and turns coming, culminating in an explosive ending that kept me thinking about the book long after I finished it.”
"Wally Stroby is a knockout writer, the king of dialogue and a terrific storyteller. This timely and relentless thriller, a triumph of unlikely alliances, is taut, tight, vivid and brilliant."
“Wallace Stroby’s SOME DIE NAMELESS manages that rare feat: it thrusts the reader headlong into a story so muscular and breakneck we can barely catch our breath, while also offering rich, damaged characters and a haunted, mournful tone that deepens everything, that lingers with us long after we reach the final page.”
"SOME DIE NAMELESS is noir for modern times. The heroes are classic, but the bad guys are completely a 21st Century product. Greedy and reckless, they have no fear of the truth or those seeking justice. A boat bum Army vet and a jaded newspaper reporter are the perfect duo to take them down. A lean, mean story and a hell of a ride.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In Wallace Stroby's excellent, fast-paced new novel, he brings a former mercenary and a reporter together to force a showdown with a corrupt government contractor. It reads like it's ripped from the headlines that Tracy Quinn, the reporter, still strives for as she struggles to survive in today's declining print newspaper world. Highly recommended.