Under Pressure (Hardback)Robert Pobi (author)
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'Told at a ferocious pace in staccato prose, this thriller truly gets the blood racing' Daily Mail on City of Windows
A series of deadly explosions rock the city of New York and with too many victims and no known motive, the F.B.I. turns once again to Dr. Lucas Page.
On a beautiful October evening, New York City's iconic Guggenheim Museum is closed for a tech company's private gala. Until an explosion rocks the night, instantly killing 702 people, including every single attendee, yet the damage to the building itself was minimal.
An explosion of that precision was no accident and, in response, the FBI mobilizes its entire team -- but the sheer number of victims strains their resources. Were all 702 victims in the wrong place at the wrong time, or was there only one target and 701 unlucky bystanders? That many victim files is a staggering amount of data to sort through and Brett Kehoe, Special Agent in Charge of Manhattan, decides that he can't do this without more computational power.
Dr. Lucas Page, astrophysicist, university professor, and former FBI agent, is uniquely gifted for the task at hand. He can visualize a crime scene as if he was a bystander and can break down any set of data at a glance. Even though Page wants nothing to do with the FBI, with his city under attack and his family at risk, he steps in to find a killer in a haystack before they strike again.
Praise for City of Windows:
'I loved this' Lee Child
'A page-turner painted in soaring prose' Gregg Hurwitz
'It can only be a matter of time before Netflix makes Mr Pobi an offer he can't refuse, this is a series that has all the ingredients to run and run' Shots Magazine
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 42 mm
Pulse-racing brilliance * Peterborough Telegraph *
Reviews for City of Windows * - *
CITY OF WINDOWS is that rarest of gems - a page-turner painted with soaring prose that makes you want to read every sentence twice. In Dr Lucas Page, Robert Pobi has created a unique and modern protagonist...He'll be back and so will I. * Gregg Hurwitz, Sunday Times bestselling author of Orphan X *
* A tough, wise, knowing narrative voice, a great plot, a great setting, and even better characters - I loved this. * Lee Child, Sunday Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series *
Relevant, smart and action-packed, CITY OF WINDOWS is The Day of the Jackal for Trump's America. * Chris Brookmyre *
CITY OF WINDOWS is a white knuckle ride hurtling along at breakneck speed. A beautifully plotted thriller, but the best thing of all is its lead character. With Dr Lucas Page Robert Pobi has created one of the most fascinating and unique protagonists since Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme. * Martin Waites *
A stunner. One of the most impressive, compelling thrillers I've read in a long while. The plot moves at bullet velocity. The writing has an electric surge. Robert Pobi delivers a fresh, exciting new voice to thriller fiction. * David Morrell, author of Murder As a Fine Art *
A thrilling page turner with a unique and fascinating hero in Lucas Page. The narrative whips by at breakneck page and the plotting is smart and tense. * Rob Reynolds *
Author Pobi and Character Page are even on the strength of this first outing shaping up to be the new dream team for fans of high concept thrillers. It can only be a matter of time too before Netflix make Mr Pobi an offer he can't refuse, this is a series that has all the ingredients to run and run. * Shots Magazine *
Pobi's punchy prose bowls along breaking all the speed limits. * Sunday Times Crime Club *
Pobi keeps the pages turning. * Shots Magazine *
Pulsating. * Sunday Times Culture *
Fanfare of trumpets please ... a thriller star is born. One with gripping storytelling fire power. Pobi draws you into a hair-trigger plot. * Peterborough Telegraph *
Told at a ferocious pace in staccato prose, this thriller truly gets the blood racing. * Daily Mail *
An absolute corker of a thriller. * Irish Independent *
By the time the cranky, but loveable Page solves the who and the how, I suspect he'll have established himself as your new favourite sleuth. * Sunday Express S Magazine *
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