It All Begins On A Monday, When Four People Board An Elevator In A Manhattan Office Tower Each Presses A Button For Their Floor, But The Elevator Proceeds, Non Stop, To The Top Once There, It Stops For A Few Seconds, And Then PlummetsRight To The Bottom Of The ShaftIt Appears To Be A Horrific, Random Tragedy But Then, On Tuesday, It Happens Again, In A Different Manhattan Skyscraper And When Wednesday Brings Yet Another High Rise Catastrophe, One Of The Most Vertical Cities In The World And The Nation S Capital Of Media, Finance, And Entertainment Is Plunged Into ChaosClearly, This Is Anything But Random This Is A Cold, Calculated Bid To Terrorize The City And It S Working Fearing For Their Lives, Thousands Of Men In Women Working In Offices Across The City Refuse Leave Their Homes Commerce Has Slowed To A Trickle Emergency Calls To The Top Floors Of Apartment Buildings Go UnansweredWho Is Behind This Why Are They Doing It What Do These Deadly Acts Of Sabotage Have To Do With The Fingerless Body Found On The High Line Two Seasoned New York Detectives And A Straight Shooting Journalist Must Race Against Time To Find The Answers Before The City S Newest, And Tallest, Residential Tower Has Its Friday Night Ribbon Cutting
Linwood Barclay is the 1 internationally bestselling author of seventeen novels for adults, including No Time for Goodbye, Trust Your Eyes and, most recently, A Noise Downstairs He has also written two novels for children and screenplays.Three of those seventeen novels comprise the epic Promise Falls trilogy Broken Promise, Far From True, and The Twenty Three His two novels for children Chase and Escape star a computer enhanced dog named Chipper who s on the run from the evil organization that turned him into a super pup Barclay s 2011 thriller, The Accident, has been turned into the six part television series L Accident in France, and he adapted his novel Never Saw it Coming for the movie, directed by Gail Harvey and starring Eric Roberts and Emily Hampshire Several of his other books either have been, or still are, in development for TV and film.After spending his formative years helping run a cottage resort and trailer park after his father died when he was 16, Barclay got his first newspaper job at the Peterborough Examiner, a small Ontario daily In 1981, he joined the Toronto Star, Canada s largest circulation newspaper.He held such positions as assistant city editor, chief copy editor, news editor, and Life section editor, before becoming the paper s humour columnist in 1993 He was one of the paper s most popular columnists before retiring from the position in 2008 to work exclusively on books.In 2004, he launched his mystery series about an anxiety ridden, know it all, pain in the butt father by the name of Zack Walker Bad Move, the first book, was followed by threeZack Walker thrillers Bad Guys, Lone Wolf, and Stone Rain The last two were published in the UK under the titles Bad Luck and Bad News His first standalone thriller, No Time for Goodbye, was published in 2007 to critical acclaim and great international success The following year, it was a Richard and Judy Summer Read selection in the UK, and did seven straight weeks at 1 on the UK bestseller list, and finished 2008 as the top selling novel of the year there The book has since been sold around the world and been translated into nearly thirty languages.Barclay was born in the United States but moved to Canada just before turning four years old when his father, a commercial artist whose illustrations of cars appeared in Life, Look and Saturday Evening Post before photography took over , accepted a position with an advertising agency north of the border Barclay, who graduated with an English literature degree from Trent University, in Peterborough, Ontario, was fortunate to have some very fine mentors in particular, the celebrated Canadian author Margaret Laurence, whom Linwood first met when she served as writer in residence at Trent, and Kenneth Millar, who, under the name Ross Macdonald, wrote the acclaimed series of mystery novels featuring detective Lew Archer It was at Trent that he met Neetha, the woman who would become his wife They have two grown children, Spencer and Paige.
- 464 pages
- Elevator Pitch
- Linwood Barclay
- 04 August 2017 Linwood Barclay