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Escape and Evasion

Escape and Evasion

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ISBN
9780571239252
Published
03/05/2018
9780571239252
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
400

About the Book

'Escape and Evasion reads like a Network for the Bitcoin era.' Tony Parsons

City banker Joseph Ashcroft has stolen £1.34 billion from his own bank.

He has given it – untraceably – to impoverished strangers worldwide, and has fled.

Why has he done this? And will he get away with it?

Joseph knows that if he leaves the country, he will easily be tracked down. So he opts for hiding close by – first in the city, then in the woods near the home of his estranged family. An ex-soldier, he’s adept at the art of camouflage.

On Joseph’s trail is Ben Lancaster, the bank’s head of security and, as it happens, a former army friend with whom he shares a violent, guilt-ridden past.

The hunt is on.

Escape and Evasion is a tragicomic tale of buried secrets, the lengths a man will go to win back those he loves, and the fallout from a monumental change of heart.

'Escape and Evasion reads like a Network for the Bitcoin era.' Tony ParsonsCity banker Joseph Ashcroft has stolen £1.34 billion from his own bank. He has given it – untraceably – to impoverished strangers worldwide, and has fled.Why has he done this? And will he get away with it?Joseph knows that if he leaves the country, he will easily be tracked down. So he opts for hiding close by – first in the city, then in the woods near the home of his estranged family. An ex-soldier, he’s adept at the art of camouflage.On Joseph’s trail is Ben Lancaster, the bank’s head of security and, as it happens, a former army friend with whom he shares a violent, guilt-ridden past.The hunt is on.Escape and Evasion is a tragicomic tale of buried secrets, the lengths a man will go to win back those he loves, and the fallout from a monumental change of heart.
  • Christopher Wakling

    Christopher Wakling is a novelist and travel writer whose previous books include On Cape Three Points, The Undertow and Towards the Sun.

    Born in 1970, he was educated at Oxford, and has worked as a teacher and lawyer. He lives in Bristol with his wife and children.

“Praise for Wakling's debut novel, The Immortal Part:'One of the year's key debuts. Subtle and intense, it sucks you in like a dream and holds you like a nightmare.' Lee Child'An accomplished and page-turning thriller.' The GuardianPraise for The Devil's Mask: 'The Devil's Mask is that rare thing: a book that is not only page-turning but also beautifully crafted.' Jane Harris'A fascinating, morally complex tale of greed and murder.' Sunday Times, Books of the Year”
- Guardian
“A ferociously smart, high-octane thriller about a rogue banker who plays Robin Hood and then runs for his life. Joseph Ashcroft is mad as hell and not going to take it any more and Escape and Evasion reads like a Network for the Bitcoin era. A big-hearted book about the rage for revenge, the bonds of friendship and the eternal pull of home.”
- Tony Parsons

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