Shovel Ready: A Spademan Novel
- Publish Date: 2014-10-14
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Adam Sternbergh
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The futuristic hardboiled noir that Lauren Beukes calls sharp as a paper-cut about a garbage man turned kill-for-hire.
Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self.
Now hes a hitman.
In a near-future New York City split between those who are wealthy enough to tap in to a sophisticated virtual reality, and those who are left to fend for themselves in the ravaged streets, Spademan chose the streets. When his latest client hires him to kill the daughter of a powerful evangelist, he must navigate between these two worldsthe wasteland reality and the slick fantasyto finish his job, clear his conscience, and make sure hes not the one who winds up in the ground.
From the Hardcover edition.