Near Enemy: A Spademan Novel

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Crown Publishers, 2015 - Fiction - 306 pages
The Taut, Unflinching New Thriller from Adam Sternbergh, Author of the Critically-Acclaimed Shovel Ready

New York is toxic--decimated by a dirty bomb years ago. The limnosphere is a virtual safe haven--if you're rich enough to buy in. Spademan is a hit man--box-cutter at the ready.

His latest job is to snuff out Lesser, a lowlife lurking around other people's fantasies. As Spademan is about to close the deal, Lesser comes back from the limn with a wild claim: terrorists are planning to attack New York. Again. This time from the inside out.

The warning sends Spademan down a dark path full of unsavory characters and startling revelations. A shadowy political fixer tells him of a long-running power struggle that goes all the way to City Hall. A brilliant Egyptian radical brings Spademan to the mysterious far-reaches of the limn. And a beautiful nurse holds the secret to what, and who, is behind these attacks--and she seems to want to help Spademan stop them. But he works best alone. Or so he thinks.

Spademan has always had his share of enemies, but now they're coming at him from all sides and it's impossible to know whom to trust. To stay sharp, his only option might be the one thing he swore he'd never do again.

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User Review  - mhanlon - LibraryThing

Spademan is back for another adventure with his bleak outlook and black humor. I love the character of Spademan, really enjoy his voice, and this time his clipped sentences and viewpoint seems to ... Read full review

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User Review  - susanbeamon - LibraryThing

Near enemy, a concept I hadn't heard of before reading this book, is the second in a series. I will be reading the first book in the series just as soon as I find it. But not having read book one didn ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Adam Sternbergh is a contributing editor for New York magazine and Vulture. Formerly culture editor of The New York Times Magazine, his writing has appeared in GQ and the Times of London and on This American Life. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his family. Near Enemy is his second novel.; @sternbergh

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