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IT’S A CRIME THAT HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF.

‘Sensationally good – new, fresh, real, authentic, twisty, with characters and dilemmas that will break your heart. ‘ LEE CHILD

‘I loved BLACKTOP WASTELAND. The epigram tells you all you need to know about this fast-paced, bareknuckle thriller: “Drive it like you stole it”.’ STEPHEN KING

‘Blacktop Wasteland is an urgent, timely, pitch-perfect jolt of American noir.’ DENNIS LEHANE

‘Every once in a while a writer comes along with an incredible voice…add S. A. Cosby to that list.’ STEVE CAVANAGH

‘Stunning, just…stunning. Can’t remember the last time I read such a powerful crime novel.’ MARK BILLINGHAM

Beauregard “Bug” Montage: honest mechanic, loving husband, devoted parent. He’s no longer the criminal he once was – the sharpest wheelman on the east coast, infamous from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida.

But when his respectable life begins to crumble, a shady associate comes calling with a clean, one-time job: a diamond heist promising a get-rich payout. Inexorably drawn to the driver’s seat – and haunted by the ghost of his outlaw father – Bug is yanked back into a savage world of bullets and betrayal, which soon endangers all he holds dear…

Like Breaking Bad in a high-speed collision with Drive, this stunning crime novel holds up a cracked mirror to the woozy ideals of the American dream – a dazzling, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race and a scarred, self-destructive masculinity.

‘A superb character study wrapped up in a high-octane heist novel’ Guardian

‘The action sequences are superb, the dialogue wouldn’t shame Elmore Leonard, and Bug’s experiences recall Walter Mosley at his most powerful…fantastic’ Sunday Times

‘Spectacular….a voice as stark and distinctive as Elmore Leonard’s, and a humanity that touches the soul.’ Daily Mail

A delicious slice of country gothic wrapped in smart, hard, contemporary neo noir.’ ADRIAN McKINTY

‘The book will leave you breathless, but also desperate to know where Cosby will take us next.’ LAURA LIPPMAN

‘…S. A. Cosby reinvents the American crime novel. Blacktop Wasteland thrums and races – it’s an intoxicating thrill of a ride’. WALTER MOSLEY

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An accessible and engaging guide to the atom, the smallest, most fundamental constituent of matter.

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IT’S A CRIME THAT HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF.

‘Sensationally good – new, fresh, real, authentic, twisty, with characters and dilemmas that will break your heart. ‘ LEE CHILD

‘I loved BLACKTOP WASTELAND. The epigram tells you all you need to know about this fast-paced, bareknuckle thriller: “Drive it like you stole it”.’ STEPHEN KING

‘Blacktop Wasteland is an urgent, timely, pitch-perfect jolt of American noir.’ DENNIS LEHANE

‘Every once in a while a writer comes along with an incredible voice…add S. A. Cosby to that list.’ STEVE CAVANAGH

‘Stunning, just…stunning. Can’t remember the last time I read such a powerful crime novel.’ MARK BILLINGHAM

Beauregard “Bug” Montage: honest mechanic, loving husband, devoted parent. He’s no longer the criminal he once was – the sharpest wheelman on the east coast, infamous from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida.

But when his respectable life begins to crumble, a shady associate comes calling with a clean, one-time job: a diamond heist promising a get-rich payout. Inexorably drawn to the driver’s seat – and haunted by the ghost of his outlaw father – Bug is yanked back into a savage world of bullets and betrayal, which soon endangers all he holds dear…

Like Breaking Bad in a high-speed collision with Drive, this stunning crime novel holds up a cracked mirror to the woozy ideals of the American dream – a dazzling, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race and a scarred, self-destructive masculinity.

‘A superb character study wrapped up in a high-octane heist novel’ Guardian

‘The action sequences are superb, the dialogue wouldn’t shame Elmore Leonard, and Bug’s experiences recall Walter Mosley at his most powerful…fantastic’ Sunday Times

‘Spectacular….a voice as stark and distinctive as Elmore Leonard’s, and a humanity that touches the soul.’ Daily Mail

A delicious slice of country gothic wrapped in smart, hard, contemporary neo noir.’ ADRIAN McKINTY

‘The book will leave you breathless, but also desperate to know where Cosby will take us next.’ LAURA LIPPMAN

‘…S. A. Cosby reinvents the American crime novel. Blacktop Wasteland thrums and races – it’s an intoxicating thrill of a ride’. WALTER MOSLEY

Additional information

Format

Hardcover, Paperback

Get notified when THE VISION is update

The Atom: A Visual Tour (The MIT Press)

  • 100 Pages

  • 5-7 Hours to read

  • 10000 Total words

An accessible and engaging guide to the atom, the smallest, most fundamental constituent of matter. Until now, popular science has relegated the atom to a supporting role in defining the different chemical elements of the...

Invisible Girl

  • Pages

  • Hours to read

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“I absolutely loved***Invisible Girl—***Lisa Jewell has a way of combining furiously twisty, utterly gripping plots with wonderfully rich characterization—she has such compassion for her characters, and we feel we know them utterly… A triumph!” —Lucy Foley, New...

The 20th Victim

  • Pages

  • Hours to read

  • Total words

Sergeant Lindsay Boxer tackles an ambitious case that spans San Francisco, L.A., and Chicago in this pulse-pounding thriller of "smart characters" and "shocking twists" (Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author). Three victims, three bullets, three...