Clean Hands (Hardback)
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Clean Hands (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 06/08/2020
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Corporate lawyer Elizabeth Carlyle is under pressure. Her prestigious New York law firm is working on a high-stakes case, defending a prominent bank accused of fraud. When Elizabeth gets the news that one of her junior associates has lost his phone - and the secret documents that were on it - she needs help. Badly.

Enter ex-CIA officer Valencia Walker, a high-priced fixer who gets called in when wealthy people, corporations and governments need their problems solved discreetly. But things get complicated when the missing phone is retrieved: somebody has already copied the documents and blackmail is underway.
Mysterious leaks to the press and an unlikely suicide further complicate the situation. With billions of dollars on the line, Elizabeth and Valencia must outmanoeuvre their tormentors, all the while keeping their hands clean.

From the corporate boardrooms of Manhattan to the city's gritty outer boroughs, a sharply drawn cast of
characters - including dirty lawyers, black-market traders and Russian criminals - take part in this breakneck tour through New York. Authentic, tense and impossible to put down, Clean Hands shows a talented crime writer hitting his stride.

Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9781611856408
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 445 g
Dimensions: 225 x 145 x 30 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Hoffman is a private investigator and his time on the shady side of the street informs every bit of this gripping financial thriller...[a] smart, fast-moving tale. * The Sun *
Edge-of-the-seat stuff, with two memorable female leads. * Sunday Times Crime Club *
Exhilarating...with its crisp pace and superb timing, Clean Hands is a special treat * Wall Street Journal *
The fun is in the details...It becomes increasingly clear that the whole thing is far more complicated, with much higher stakes, than most of the pawns in this grand chess game understand. * New York Times Book Review *
Clean Hands is a terrific combination of noir mystery with financial thriller plus dirty-ops espionage, staking a claim to a highly compelling intersection of grit and glamour, with an unforgettable cast that's rich in both low lifes and the high life, and devious twists galore. Highly enjoyable. -- Chris Pavone, author of THE EXPATS
Clean Hands is an old-fashioned private investigator yarn - a terrific story - but skilfully brought up to date. Patrick Hoffman never slows the pace and always keeps the reader guessing. I admired the strong female characters, especially the P.I., Valencia Walker, a take-charge dame who's been around the block too many times to count. -- Susan Isaacs
Everything you could want in a thriller - lightning pace, dead-on dialogue and a twisting, high-torque plot. But, most of all, this novel is smart and authentic, a welcome jolt at a time when so much fiction reads like it rolled off an assembly line. -- Carl Hiassen, on EVERY MAN A MENACE
Subtle characterization, tricky narrative switchbacks . . . vivid, moody prose . . . closer to Denis Johnson than to Elmore Leonard * Paris Review on EVERY MAN A MENACE *
Everything in his unpredictable fiction has the dissonant clink of alarming truth . . . The White Van, with its quick and scary turns, provides a hell of a ride; the action never stops - even after the final page * Wall Street Journal on THE WHITE VAN *

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“A strong and intelligent thriller”

I really enjoyed this New York set thriller which attention grabbed from the very first page and never let go. Chris Cowey is a lawyer at the very prestigious law firm of Carlyle, Driscoll and Hathaway. The firm is... More

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“Fast Paced and gripping yet lacked something”

I wanted to read this book as soon as I read the blurb. As the author is a private detective himself, I thought this would bring an authenticity to his story telling and I am pleased that these seemed to be the case.... More

Hardback edition
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“Fast paced!”

I really liked reading this book. It's definitely a thriller with some interesting twists that I didn't expect. I wasn't sure if it would be too much lawyer jargon for me to really get into but I was... More

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