Monday, January 18, 2016

Reviewing the novel "Ghostman" by Roger Hobbs





Who do you call when your brilliantly planned casino robbery falls apart and no one knows where the stolen money went.

The Ghostman is a fixer, a cleaner, living off the grid with dozens of false identities and a flair for disguise.  When criminals make a mess, they call the Ghostman to clean it up. 

A Seattle crime boss has set up a spectacular, million-plus dollar casino heist.  His men rob the armored vehicle as it delivers the money to the casino’s back door.  The robbers transfer the money to their own vehicle, but before they can make their escape, a sniper ambushes them from the shadows of the casino parking ramp.  One of the badly wounded robbers manages to escape in a badly wounded automobile but he doesn’t drive to the agreed upon hideout and he doesn’t phone the crime boss for help.  The money and the robber are in the wind and the Ghostman has 36-hours to find them.

Reviewers of Ghostman by Roger Hobbs have compared the book to the novels of Lee Child.  Personally I see very little similarity to Child’s Jack Reacher novels.   This book reminds me a little of another fast paced thriller I read several years ago, The Bricklayer   by Noah Boyd. 


Halfway through the book and enjoying it very much.  There is some (not a lot) of graphic violence but I just skip over any gory parts.  The temperature here this morning was minus 4 degrees.  A hot cup of Constant Comment tea, a fresh muffin and a thriller novel is the perfect way to wait out the bitter weather.

6 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Brrrr! That is hunkering down and reading weather! This book sounds like something my hubby would enjoy. I'd probably skip over gory parts too but I'm sure I'd enjoy it also!

Betsy Adams said...

Howdy, Just checking on you... I haven't been commenting (or blogging) much these days --just too busy I guess--- but I do try to keep up with my blog friends as much as I can.

We had a very very warm and wet December also --but it has really turned cold here now.. Winter is here --but no snow for us much yet... I love a little snow --but I hope and pray that we don't get more of those horrible Ice Storms that we had last February...

I am dealing with some major dental work now ---including PAIN---but other than that, we are fine... Just the joys of getting OLD... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Garden Fancy said...

Sounds like an exciting story! It's a good time of year to curl up inside with a good book (or a pile of them) and a warm, furry animal friend or two. Stay warm! -Beth

Lowcarb team member said...

It's none too warm in the UK at the moment ... nothing better than to curl up with a good read, and a cup of tea by your side!

Keep warm

All the best Jan

Rambling Woods said...

I will add these to my list. I have been reading more with the bad weather and this month long bug...

Rose said...

I've never read anything by Roger Hobbs--thanks for the recommendation. I do like the Jack Reacher novels, but I can take only so much violence, and then I have to read something else. I finished Michael Connelly's "The Crossing" a couple of weeks ago--I really like the Harry Bosch novels, which aren't that graphic.