Buzz Monkey

Buzz Monkey

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Top Kiernan has been doing all right. He owns Polymath, a thriving research firm that he runs from his home, a 1930s-era schoolhouse just outside of Athens, Georgia. He's got a bedroom in a basketball court, a drawer full of flannel shirts, and a splendid collection of spinning tops. He's also got a side-gig as a free-lance operative for a mercenary group, which sends him on periodic and often perilous errands to Latin America. Top can't live without the buzz, the adrenaline rush of being permanently on the edge - but he doesn't have very long to wait. When Top's long-time friend Dee Lane disappears suddenly, leaving $1.5 million hidden somewhere in Georgia, everyone thinks Top's got the stash. He finds himself the target of ambitious DEA men, a drug lord, an ex-IRA assassin, and a few others who want to get their hands on the money and will kill Top to do so. He knows it's going to take more than adrenaline to survive the manoeuvres of all the players in the dangerous game that this compelling, deftly plotted debut thriller brings to a stunning and explosive finish.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 160 x 242 x 32mm | 625g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752867253
  • 9780752867250

About Sam Hill

Sam Hill has been a partner in a consulting firm and vice-chairman of one of the world's largest ad agencies. He has authored several non-fiction books, and his work has appeared in the WALL STREET JOURNAL, LOS ANGELES TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, FORTUNE and HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW.show more

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'I recommend it highly.' -- Mark Timlin INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Buzz MOnkey is exciting, funny and suprisingly erudite ... and is yet another jewel mined from the apparently inexhaustible pipeline of top class American first-time thriller writers.' -- Myles McWeeney IRISH INDEPENDENT 'With some crackling dialogue and vivid characterisation, Hill has written a clever and well-executed debut thriller that boasts one of the most stirring chase climaxes in recent crime fiction.' -- Phil Hamer MANCHESTER CITY LIFEshow more

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27 ratings
3.29 out of 5 stars
5 15% (4)
4 19% (5)
3 48% (13)
2 19% (5)
1 0% (0)
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