A tense, unputdownable thriller from the author of Hangman.
Timothy Blake has nothing to lose. He's headed to an isolated house in rural Texas with a hammer in his pocket and murder on his mind. His target is Fred, the ringleader of a criminal empire on the dark web. Once Fred is gone, Blake can disappear for good.
But it turns out that Fred isn't alone. Five other psychopaths live in the house. They work together and call themselves the Guards. Torture, extortion and death are their business. Blake manages to convince them that he's one of their online associates. Soon they think he's a monster, like them. They're not wrong.
Blake decides to pick them off one by one. But when a Guard is found with a bullet in his skull, Blake realises that someone else in the house may have the same idea - and he might be their next target.
Meanwhile, who are the desperate people chained up in the building behind the house? One of them will change everything . . .
A bloody, twisted roller-coaster of dark action and suspense from the acclaimed bestselling author of Hangman.
'Gloriously messed up . . . A crime series like no other.' - Gabriel Bergmoser, author of The Hunted
'Heath will make your spine tingle and your fingers flip pages.' - Candice Fox, author of Crimson Lake
'Thrilling, grisly and inventive: Jack Heath has single-handedly increased my carbon footprint through lights left on.' - Benjamin Stevenson, author of Either Side of Midnight
Jack Heath is the award-winning author of more than thirty thrillers for children and adults. He was born in Sydney in 1986 and has lived in Canberra since 1996. He wrote his first novel in high school and sold it to a publisher at age 18. In 2018 his first crime novel for adults, Hangman, was a smash-hit in Australia and has since been translated into French, German, Russian and Serbian. It was voted one of the 101 best books of all time by Dymocks Booklovers, and TV rights were optioned by Disney. Now the troubled hero, FBI consultant Timothy Blake, has returned in Hideout.
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
Paperback - C format