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Run

A Novel
For fans of Harlan Coben's Tell No One and Joseph Finder's Paranoia—a high-octane thriller featuring a tech consultant who unwittingly steps into the rabbit hole of corporate cover-ups—and finds that his highly demanding job has suddenly become highly dangerous.

From Andrew Grant, the critically acclaimed author hailed by Nelson DeMille as "a little bit of le Carré and Ian Fleming, but with more grit and a sharper edge," comes a thrilling new novel of suspense that hits the ground running when an innocent man suddenly finds himself a moving target.

Marc Bowman, a highly successful computer consultant and software designer, walks into his job at a major tech company one morning only to find himself fired on the spot, stonewalled by his boss, and ushered out of the building. Then things get worse: An explosive argument drives his wife away and a robbery threatens to yank a million-dollar idea—and his whole future—out from under him. In a matter of hours, Marc has gone from having it all to being sucker-punched by fate. But it's only Monday, and before the week is over, he'll be stalked, ambushed, wiretapped, arrested, duped, double- and triple-crossed—until he can't tell enemies from allies.

Suddenly, the only thing standing between him and the wrath of everyone from the FBI to Homeland Security to his desperate ex-bosses is a flash drive full of data that might just be the holy grail of high-tech secrets—and a holy terror in the wrong hands. Now, as the gloves come off and the guns come out, turning back is hopeless and giving up is madness. The only person left for Marc to trust is himself. And the only thing left to do is keep running—or end up a dead man walking.
Praise for Run

"Readers who enjoy corporate espionage will enjoy [Run]."Booklist

"Fast-moving . . . high on adrenaline."Publishers Weekly

"Twists and surprises abound, the pace never slows, and the writing satisfies. So go ahead, read and enjoy this one."Kirkus Reviews

"Run is an incredibly smart thriller, using current technology and security concerns mixed with old-school tactics to create breathless suspense. . . . The plot twists continue right up to the very last page, and the action propels the story forward, sweeping the reader right along with it. For a fast-paced, tension-fueled thriller where shady characters abound, add Run to your list."Crimespree Magazine

"Run is brilliantly crafted and lightning-paced."BookPage

"Run to the bookstore and check out Andrew Grant's Run."Kings River Life Magazine
"Breathtakingly fast-paced."—Harlan Coben

"Smart, fast, and blazing with nonstop surprises, Run owned me from the first page and, man, those pages kept turning! This is a perfect thriller."—Robert Crais

"An adrenaline-fueled thrill ride that will have your head spinning and your heart pounding."—Joseph Finder

"A fast-paced, sleek thrill ride. Andrew Grant knows how to keep you turning the pages."—Jeff Abbott

"High stakes, high tension, and nonstop action . . . Don't even try to predict where this taut thriller is headed. Just hang on and enjoy this smart, original, and fast-paced adventure."—Hank Phillippi Ryan
From the Hardcover edition.
For fans of Harlan Coben's Tell No One and Joseph Finder's Paranoia—a high-octane thriller featuring a tech consultant who unwittingly steps into the rabbit hole of corporate cover-ups—and finds that his highly demanding job has suddenly become highly dangerous.

From Andrew Grant, the critically acclaimed author hailed by Nelson DeMille as "a little bit of le Carré and Ian Fleming, but with more grit and a sharper edge," comes a thrilling new novel of suspense that hits the ground running when an innocent man suddenly finds himself a moving target.

Marc Bowman, a highly successful computer consultant and software designer, walks into his job at a major tech company one morning only to find himself fired on the spot, stonewalled by his boss, and ushered out of the building. Then things get worse: An explosive argument drives his wife away and a robbery threatens to yank a million-dollar idea—and his whole future—out from under him. In a matter of hours, Marc has gone from having it all to being sucker-punched by fate. But it's only Monday, and before the week is over, he'll be stalked, ambushed, wiretapped, arrested, duped, double- and triple-crossed—until he can't tell enemies from allies.

Suddenly, the only thing standing between him and the wrath of everyone from the FBI to Homeland Security to his desperate ex-bosses is a flash drive full of data that might just be the holy grail of high-tech secrets—and a holy terror in the wrong hands. Now, as the gloves come off and the guns come out, turning back is hopeless and giving up is madness. The only person left for Marc to trust is himself. And the only thing left to do is keep running—or end up a dead man walking.
Praise for Run

"Readers who enjoy corporate espionage will enjoy [Run]."Booklist

"Fast-moving . . . high on adrenaline."Publishers Weekly

"Twists and surprises abound, the pace never slows, and the writing satisfies. So go ahead, read and enjoy this one."Kirkus Reviews

"Run is an incredibly smart thriller, using current technology and security concerns mixed with old-school tactics to create breathless suspense. . . . The plot twists continue right up to the very last page, and the action propels the story forward, sweeping the reader right along with it. For a fast-paced, tension-fueled thriller where shady characters abound, add Run to your list."Crimespree Magazine

"Run is brilliantly crafted and lightning-paced."BookPage

"Run to the bookstore and check out Andrew Grant's Run."Kings River Life Magazine
"Breathtakingly fast-paced."—Harlan Coben

"Smart, fast, and blazing with nonstop surprises, Run owned me from the first page and, man, those pages kept turning! This is a perfect thriller."—Robert Crais

"An adrenaline-fueled thrill ride that will have your head spinning and your heart pounding."—Joseph Finder

"A fast-paced, sleek thrill ride. Andrew Grant knows how to keep you turning the pages."—Jeff Abbott

"High stakes, high tension, and nonstop action . . . Don't even try to predict where this taut thriller is headed. Just hang on and enjoy this smart, original, and fast-paced adventure."—Hank Phillippi Ryan
From the Hardcover edition.
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  • From the book

    Monday. Morning.

    On a usual Monday morning, I'd be the first to arrive.

    The gate, which was little more than a hinged version of my client's corporate logo—­the name AmeriTel splashed across the globe with three multi-­colored electrons spinning inexplicably around it—­would still be closed. Mine would be the only car in the parking lot, except for the night-­shift security guard's—­a pink 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Seville, all tailfins and chrome—­which the management made him leave in the farthest corner from the door. The official reason was that the car took up too much space. My guess was the fact that it left their bland German status symbols in the shade had more to do with it. But anyway I'd pass the guy, dozing in the otherwise deserted reception area—­a double-­height triangular wedge driven between the two functional wings of the building like the central tip of a "W," and crammed with van der Rohe and Le Corbusier in the hope that the smell of money would impress the visitors—­and head to the narrow second-­floor office I'd requisitioned for the duration of my project. I'd check on the progress of all the new reports I'd left running over the weekend. I'd catch up on email. And I'd line up the jobs I wanted to nail that week.

    It wasn't rocket science, but it worked for me.

    Until that Monday.

    I knew something was up when I couldn't park in my usual space. It had been taken by a black S-­Class Mercedes. Another black Benz was tucked in next to it, and a trio of BMWs was lined up farther along the row. It made the place look more like a funeral home than an office building. But five big-­hitters at work before the first pot of coffee was normally brewed? A sure sign of crisis. Something new and nasty must have hit the fan over the weekend. Not that I was surprised. Everyone knew AmeriTel was struggling. They wouldn't have hired me if they weren't having problems. It's just that I was expecting a more general kind of trouble to have surfaced. Something that had pushed the whole corporation another step closer to the abyss. Not something aimed at me, personally.

    The security guard wasn't half asleep that morning. He was fully awake, waiting near the foot of the stairs with Simon Wakefield, the Chief Operating Officer—­his boss, several levels removed—­lurking behind him.

    "Good morning, Mr. Bowman," the guard said as I approached. I was surprised. I hadn't realized he even knew my name. "Would you come with me, please?"

    "Why? What's wrong?"

    "Mr. LeBrock's waiting for you in the boardroom. He'd like to see you."

    "I know where the boardroom is. I don't need an escort. But why does he want to see me?"

    "I don't know."

    "Simon?"

    Simon Wakefield shrugged and looked away.

    "OK, then. I'll just check on my computers, and I'll be along in a minute."

    "No, sir." The guard shook his head.

    "What do you mean, no?"

    "Mr. LeBrock wants to see you in the boardroom right away, sir." He started to look a little flustered and tried to gesture subtly at Simon Wakefield. "Mr. LeBrock said I was to take you directly there the moment you arrived."

    Their little reception committee seemed slightly overdramatic—­wouldn't an email or a text have done the job just as well?—­but there didn't seem to be much point in arguing. There was nothing to gain by getting the security guard in trouble. Or landing him in the hospital. He wasn't a small guy, and the stress of the confrontation—­minor as it was—­already had his chest heaving. And Roger...
About the Author-
  • Andrew Grant was born in Birmingham, England. He attended the University of Sheffield, where he studied English literature and drama. He has run a small independent theater company, and he has worked in the telecommunications industry for fifteen years. Grant and his wife, the novelist Tasha Alexander, divide their time between Chicago and the United Kingdom, where he is at work on his next thriller, Edge of Oblivion.
Reviews-
  • Publisher's Weekly

    August 11, 2014
    When Marc Bowman, the hero of this fast-moving but muddled standalone from Grant (Even), is fired from his gig as an IT consultant for struggling AmeriTel, he’s plunged into a maelstrom of misery. The day before his canning, Marc downloaded AmeriTel data into two memory sticks that he took to help develop his next Big Idea. Marc’s wife, Carolyn, a regular employee of the firm, sides with those who suspect him of stealing the data. Unbeknownst to him, a corporate smoking gun, as well as an even more catastrophic computer virus, is embedded within the seemingly innocuous electronic records. Before you can say “Mayday!” Marc is sprinting for his life from heavily armed pursuers who shoot up the leafy Westchester, N.Y., suburbs as though they were playing Call of Duty. High on adrenaline, low on credibility, this cyber thriller leaves the reader baffled. Agent: Janet Reid, FinePrint Literary Management.

  • Kings River Life Magazine "Readers who enjoy corporate espionage will enjoy [Run]."--Booklist

    "Fast-moving . . . high on adrenaline."--Publishers Weekly

    "Twists and surprises abound, the pace never slows, and the writing satisfies. So go ahead, read and enjoy this one."--Kirkus Reviews

    "Run is an incredibly smart thriller, using current technology and security concerns mixed with old-school tactics to create breathless suspense. . . . The plot twists continue right up to the very last page, and the action propels the story forward, sweeping the reader right along with it. For a fast-paced, tension-fueled thriller where shady characters abound, add Run to your list."--Crimespree Magazine

    "Run is brilliantly crafted and lightning-paced."--BookPage

    "Run to the bookstore and check out Andrew Grant's Run."
  • Chelsea Cain "Breathtakingly fast-paced."--Harlan Coben

    "Smart, fast, and blazing with nonstop surprises, Run owned me from the first page and, man, those pages kept turning! This is a perfect thriller."--Robert Crais

    "An adrenaline-fueled thrill ride that will have your head spinning and your heart pounding."--Joseph Finder

    "A fast-paced, sleek thrill ride. Andrew Grant knows how to keep you turning the pages."--Jeff Abbott

    "High stakes, high tension, and nonstop action . . . Don't even try to predict where this taut thriller is headed. Just hang on and enjoy this smart, original, and fast-paced adventure."--Hank Phillippi Ryan

    "Smart, intricate, dizzying, Run reads with the velocity of data over a high-speed line. Nothing is quite what it seems in this deftly written, twisty tale."--Andrew Gross

    "Grant always delivers the goods, and Run is his most intense thriller yet. Relentless, twisty, and blistering fast, it's a book you don't dare start at bedtime."--Sean Chercover

    "A tightly written, expertly plotted, whiz bang of a novel with just the right dose of smart-ass."
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