The Hit - A Book Depository Exclusive


  • The Hit : A new drug is out. Everyone is talking about it. Death :: Take it, and you have one amazing week to live. It's the ultimate high. At the ultimate price. book jacket

    TAKE IT. LIVE IT. DO IT. The Book Depository is proud to bring you an exclusive signed and limited hardback edition of the new Melvin Burgess thriller, The Hit. This is the ONLY hardback edition being published and we have 500 copies only so be sure to pre-order your copy now.


  • Portrait of Melvin Burgess

    A drug which kills you in a week. Imagine taking such a thing on purpose, so you have just those seven days to live your entire life. Some week that would have to be.

    "The Hit was fun to write once it got going - but it did have a difficult birth. Like all the best sci-fi thrillers, it needs to work on several levels. It needs to be fun, but to stir up all sorts of ideas and feelings as the plot unfolds. Gradually over several drafts it came about. It's a thriller that touches on the big issues; it's a love story. It's about what it is to be alive, and about how to live it – as if you're going to die tomorrow and live forever, all at once."

    "By the time everything was in place, it just took off, like they do sometimes. I hope it's as much fun to read as it was to write." Melvin Burgess

    Portrait of KieronHere's what our MD had to say about it: "What if you had a week to live? Most likely I'd be paralysed by the challenge to live the last few days to the full, and in despair at the lack of time to do things that take longer. But to choose to die in a week, to be that hedonistic, to die young and live for today is the premise of this challenging new book from Melvin Burgess. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did."

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