The corporate greed of Wall Street meets the Hitchcockian suspense of North by Northwest in this thrilling debut by screenwriter Mark Hosack (The Good Spy Dies Twice).
One day Paul Majors is a respectable businessman looking into some accounting irregularities in his office’s parent company. The next he’s wading through a murky world of dark finance, uncovering a vast web of illegal activities in the CEO’s executive circle, being hunted by a ruthless corporate assassin and the FBI, and getting sucked into a second company’s illicit dealings.
As he travels across the United States to unravel the twin mysteries he’s caught in, it’s not clear who Paul can trust—or even who is who. The woman who seduced him at the hotel bar might be there to help, or take him out. The government agents change with a chameleon’s ease. Heck, even Paul’s running around under an assumed name!
In this corporate shell game of names and motivations, Paul’s got 1,500 loyal employees—and his own life—on the line. But it’s becoming dangerously clear that Paul himself is not Too Big to Fail…or to be killed.
Mark Hosack is the author of The Good Spy Dies Twice (Book 1: The Bullseye Series), and Identity (Simon & Schuster). He also wrote on the web series Sequestered for Sony Crackle, the screenplay for Give ‘Em Hell, Malone (Thomas Jane, Ving Rhames), and he both wrote and directed the award wining independent film Pale Blue Moon. Mark lives in Los Angeles with his wife and a brood of gremlins who insist on calling him Dad. Sign up for Mark’s newsletter at: MarkHosack.com/Newsletter. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkHosack or find him on Facebook: Facebook.com/Mark.Hosack.
Publisher: Pocket Star (August 7, 2012)
Length: 384 pages
"Take two dozen, high-end Powerbooks maxed out with dangerously shady financial data, mash them up into a sphere, paper mache it with thousand dollar bills, push that ball off the top of a steep mountain, watch it careen wildly until it smashes, exploding in a furious fire of suspense and relentless action, and you've got Mark Hosack's Identity." —Shari Shattuck, author of Loaded and Speak of the Devil
"With Hitchcockian overtones, mistaken identity, and a refreshing businessman-progatonist who is caught in a deadly game of power, Mark Hosack turns the phrase 'risk management' into a fast-paced, riveting thriller." —Melodie Johnson Howe, author of the forthcoming City of Mirrors
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