View all 6 comments. Hobbs graduated in from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he studied ancient languages, film noir, and literary theory. While I thought it was a good novel, I didn’t think it was great, or particularly worth recommending to anyone. But, despite their solitary nature, a ghostman doesn’t do a job alone far from it. The story is fairly straightforward, told from the first person point-of-view of Ghostman, while he is working a job to settle an old debt. The story unfolds on 2 time lines one in the past and one in the present. Jan 27, Arun Divakar rated it liked it.

So why didn’t I quite buy into Ghostman? As Jack takes steps to find the money, Wolf takes more violent steps to force him to work for him. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Their are not many books about thieves and bank robbery, specially good readable ones In the earlier job, one of the largest banks in the city was the target. Straight out of the gate, Hobbs has mastered the essentials of a contemporary thriller: It could be White.

Straight out of the gate, Hobbs has mastered the essentials of a contemporary thriller: This is an excellent first novel by this Portland-based author.

The book made the New York Times bestseller list and was translated into 20 different languages; Warner Bros. This will also add up to jobbs inevitable result that you do not care for them as human beings after all.

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He has only forty-eight hours until the twice-stolen cash literally explodes, taking with it the wider, byzantine ambitions behind the theft. Jack agrees because of his past obligation and he feels its necessary. This is to say that it is a form that combines the features of both of them and not a name for Krishna. When Jack arrives in Atlantic City he gyostman confronted by the FBI, must play detective, and figure out the planning of the crime from a criminal’s perspective.


At the same time he gradually hovbs the back story of the job in Kuala Lumpur that got him into this mess in the first place. There is a lot of tradecraft in this book in terms of heists.

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I absolutely loved it – Five stars all the way. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jake Weber has a lovely deep voice that helps establish the noir tone, although he does women well too.

The Ghost Man by Roger Hobbs Well let’s clear two interesting facts, one this is a debut author, second he finished this book when he was still at college in his early twenties. Who knew you could kill someone with nutmeg? Does he even like women? The Wolf is a rich thug in Atlantic City. He spent the school year rewriting it and editing. I think Roger Hobbs has potential, and I would probably read any new work he comes up with. Marcus once was good friends growing up with a man named Harry who is called The Wolf.

Throughout the book we slowly learn of a bank bhostman in Malaysia where he and Angela worked for Marcus who is based in Seattle and puts together big jobs.

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She looked up and then froze in fear, dropping the papers she was holding. Fans of bad people behaving badly, or Blacklist fans waiting for the season to restart.

Lots of comparisons to Lee Child’s Jack Reacher–but he’s the dark side of that character, yet not so dark that he’s not sympathetic and interesting translates Greek and Roman in his spare time. Learn from my mistakes.


One of the points described by the narrator by the protagonist is how he changes his appearance by simply relaxing his muscles, which I felt was a bit far-fetched but this was ghoostman pet peeve of mine. The favor was called in years later when the planner approached the Ghost and told him of the job in Atlantic City.

It hits all the right buttons. This likely contributed to my reading the book so quickly. He started out as a kid robbing banks. Five years earlier, “Jack” was part of a crew that attempted to pull off a huge heist in Kuala Lumpur that was organized ghostkan another master criminal named Marcus. View all 4 comments. Read it Forward Read it first. After about a third of the book, however, the author used cruise control and absurdity to continue navigating.

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The plot twists and turns in unexpected directions, taking the reader on a thrill packed ride. Since I hate planes and wasn’t going anywhere, however, I read Ghostman over a ghosmtan weekend.

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I give Ghostman 3. It takes some pluck to throw down a casino heist ghosrman all the requisite insider intelligence in the wake of Ocean’s Eleven. The main character is totally unbelievable and each new situation becomes even more ridiculous. Nov 03, Ron rated it liked it Recommends it for: