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Invisible Streets

Toby Ball

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-0902-7
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Hardcover
Overlook
07/24/2013

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A brilliantly imagined thriller, Invisible Streets is a sprawling, noirish epic of crime and corruption from an author who has been compared to Caleb Carr, James Ellroy, and Jonathan Lethem.

The year is 1965, and the City is a hulking shell of itself. Bohemians, crooks, and snarling anti-Communists have their run of the place, but if Mr. Canada has his way, all this decline and decadence will soon be nothing but a distant memory. His New City Project will paper over the grit and the grime, making the City safe for the rich. According to him, the project the City’s last hope—but according to everyone else in town, it’s a death knell.

So when the Project’s cache of explosives goes missing, everyone is a suspect, and a police detective named Torsten Grip finds himself up against a ticking clock and a wall of silence. Meanwhile a journalist named Frank Frings—the last honest man in the City—sets out to find his friend’s grandson, who has gotten himself involved with a radical group called Kollectiv 61, which—Grip believes—holds the key to the investigation.

At once a cinematic journey through a city down on its luck and a gripping story all the way up to its shocking conclusion, Invisible Streets will leave you awed and breathless.


Praise for The Vaults:

"Impressive…Ball's 'City,' in which despair and graft are almost palpable, is an imaginative achievement on par with Loren Estleman's Gas City." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The Vaults feels like a novel adaptation of one of Will Eisner's classic Spirit comics…The Vaults succeeds on every level, in its language, plotting, and ability to enthrall readers." —Mystery Scene

"If George Orwell and Dashiell Hammett had ever decided to collaborate on a book, they might have come up with something like The Vaults. A wonderful debut." —Michael Harvey, author of The Third Rail

"Ball's atmospheric debut thriller is a story for the ages…[Will] heighten readers' senses, engage their minds, and satisfy their craving for exciting stories." —Library Journal (starred review)



Toby Ball lives in Durham, NH with his wife and two children. He works at the Crimes Against Children Research Center and the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire.

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