When John Payne, a helicopter traffic reporter, joins his four friends for a bachelor party, he has no inkling that the night will end in the murder of an innocent stripper.
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J.G. Sandom is the author of six thrillers and mysteries, including THE GOD MACHINE, GOSPEL TRUTHS and THE WALL STREET MURDER CLUB (formerly The Hunting Club), plus the eco-thriller THE WAVE.
Booklist called GOSPEL TRUTHS "a splendid, tautly woven thriller . . . (and) an intelligent mystery of tremendous spiritual and literary depth." And Library Journal termed it, "A masterful first novel, based on a true incident, which spins a complicated web of corruption, greed and deception."
Kirkus Reviews called THE WALL STREET MURDER CLUB "A Big Apple Deliverance, endowing New York culture with all the corrosively dehumanizing power of Dickey's wild nature." And Booklist said, "(Sandom) writes with stunning elegance . . . A sure hit with any suspense reader."
Caroline Thompson (author of Edward Scissorhands) said, "Move over, Dan Brown . . . All hail J.G. Sandom . . . (THE GOD MACHINE) is a thrilling and breathless, rapturously-written and mind-blowing read. It'll keep you up all night, turning pages as fast as your little fingers can manage." And Historical Novels Review said, "History galore, violence, and intrigue fill the pages of this tightly plotted, twisting and turning adventure story . . . THE GOD MACHINE is a very impressive historical thriller!"
Kirkus said, "Sandom's strength lies in the verve of his story, with writing that has both muscle . . . (and) brains . . . (THE WAVE) races from improbable to crazywild, all in good fun, with Sandom always one step ahead . . . A story with enough manic energy to be worthy of a nuclear explosion."
While known mostly as a writer of thrillers and mysteries, Sandom is also the author of several Young Adult (YA) novels, including the award-winning KISS ME, I'M DEAD and CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BODY SNATCHER. The Washington Post said, "(Sandom) writes with a precision and delicacy unusual for YA fiction."
Five New Yorkers out for a bachelor party leave their comfy bar for the Party Girl Lounge, then follow an especially game stripper up to her apartment--and into a spiraling nightmare of murder and its consequences. When John Payne, a rolling-stone helicopter traffic reporter, comes to after banging the stripper Yolanda's head against her headboard, she's dead, and his buddies--especially their unofficial leader, charismatic, high-rolling stockbroker Glen Morrow--decide that instead of facing the music, ruining naive Tom Demarest's wedding, and leaving Payne's pregnant wife Jan to have her baby alone, they'll mop up their mess, dump the body over the harbor from a copter, and count on the unlikelihood of anybody caring what became of a missing hooker. But since this is formula fiction rather than real life, they count wrong: weeks after Payne's festering guilt has turned Demarest's wedding and his own home life into one long, fevered hangover, another stripper comes after them with a blackmail threat. Morrow takes this complication under advisement, but there's still more: another witness who knows that Yolanda didn't just leave town or go on a trip, a police detective on the track of the second stripper, and the mounting hysteria shaking the male-bonding foundations of The Hunting Club. Sandom (Gospel Truths, 1992) makes the first half of this sordid tale a Big Apple Deliverance, endowing New York culture with all the corrosively dehumanizing power of Dickey's wild nature. The second half is considerably more predictable, though never less than slickly entertaining, right down to the last, inevitable twist. (Film rights to Warner Brothers--and there's no mystery why.) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6478557
Book Description Harper Collins, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006478557