Format Hardcover
Publication Date 04/15/14
ISBN 9781605985442
Trim Size / Pages 9.3 x 6.3 in / 465

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No Way Back

A Novel

Matthew Klein

In the new thriller from critics’ favorite Matthew Klein, Jimmy Thane thinks that his new job as the CEO of a failing company will help turn his life around. He should think again.

Jimmy Thane knows all about crossroads. Every time he’s faced with one he’s taken the wrong path. At the peak of his career, he chose alcohol. When his job became shaky, he turned to drugs. And when his wife lost faith in him, he turned to other women. Now, Jimmy’s clean, and he’s at a new crossroad: he’s landed the job of a CEO at a failing company in South Florida and has seven weeks to turn it around.
Except, from the moment he enters the building, he senses there’s something very wrong—the place is too quiet, too empty. When the police come calling about the disappearance of the former CEO, Jimmy begins to wonder what he got himself into.

Then he discovers surveillance equipment in his neighbor’s house, looking straight into his living room. And he begins to notice that his wife isn’t just tired, she’s terrified, and trying to hide it.

Nothing is as it seems. Jimmy no longer feels like he’s living the dream. Instead, he’s plunged into the worst kind of nightmare there is. And when he finally gets to the truth, it’s more shocking and terrifying than could be imagined.

Matthew Klein is the author of Con Ed, which received extraordinary reviews, was sold for films and published in over a dozen foreign countries. He graduated from Yale in 1990 and founded several technology companies in Silicon Valley. He lives in New York City.

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Endorsements & Reviews

“Beautifully plotted, fiendishly clever and one of the most impressive thrillers I’ve read in a long time...Klein does many things well. He gleefully savages venture capitalists and turnaround wizards, he creates a villain who’s about as scary as villains get, and he displays a remarkable ability to hoodwink his readers. Nothing is sacred; evil runs rampant...It’s all a bit astonishing.” The Washington Post Book World
“Infused with pacing worthy of the earlier works of Dean Koontz, Klein’s crafted a tale as tightly wound as a watch spring.” Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“Klein’s crisp, original voice is all at once peppy, funny, snappy, and darkly humorous ... Thoroughly enjoyable and compelling from start to finish.” Library Journal
No Way Back is a deliciously written book, full of slick phrases, great characters and dark comedy, coupled with a plot that keeps driving forward relentlessly.” The Daily Telegraph
“One of the best crime novels I have read in a long time.” CrimeSquad