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Alan Glynn

‘What they really don’t need … is some emotional, guilt-ridden wreck of a guy walking the streets of Manhattan like a goddamned time bomb.’

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From the prize winning author of Limitless

‘An enthralling psychological thriller-cum-tragedy.’ IRISH TIMES

‘Insidious and ingenious.’ GUARDIAN

After a stint as a private contractor in Afghanistan, Danny Lynch is back in New York. But nothing’s easy. Work is hard to find and his girlfriend owes more than $30,000 in student loans. Danny is also haunted by something he witnessed at the base – a fact that could ultimately destroy him.

Then he spots Teddy Trager, tech visionary and billionaire. These two men couldn’t be more different – except for one thing: in appearance, they’re identical.

Danny becomes obsessed with Trager, and before long this member of the ninety-nine per cent is passing undetected into the gilded realm of the one per cent. But what does Danny find there? Who does he become? And is there a route home?

Critic Reviews

Bristling with paranoia, this wheels-within-wheels conspiracy novel is both insidious and ingenious.

Laura Wilson, Guardian
Critic Reviews

An enthralling psychological thriller-cum-tragedy ... All told, it’s a pulsating tale from one of the most inventive practitioners working in contemporary crime fiction, a novel that pounds to the rhythms of the conventional thriller but employs its tropes to divert its protagonist, and the reader, down some very unusual dark alleyways.

Declan Burke, Irish Times
Critic Reviews

No one spins 21st Century facts into high-tech fantasies like Glynn.

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Alan Glynn is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, where he studied English Literature, and has worked in magazine publishing in New York and as an EFL teacher in Italy. His debut novel, The Dark Fields, was released in 2011 as the hit movie Limitless, which went to #1 on both sides of the Atlantic, and became a hit CBS…

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