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You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here

A Novella by

A short, sharp and supremely hardboiled thriller from the author of the brilliant Wake Up, Sir!

A former Marine and ex-FBI agent, Joe has seen one too many crime scenes and known too much trauma, and not just in his professional life. Solitary and haunted, he prefers to be invisible. He doesn't allow himself friends or lovers and makes a living rescuing young girls from the deadly clutches of the sex trade. But when a high-ranking New York politician hires him to extricate his teenage daughter from a Manhattan brothel, Joe uncovers a web of corruption that even he may not be able to unravel. When the men on his trail take the only person left in the world who matters to him, he forsakes his pledge to do no harm. If anyone can kill his way to the truth, it's Joe...

Novelist, essayist, creator of the beloved TV series Bored to Death and Blunt Talk, Jonathan Ames is celebrated not only for his comic sensibilities and devotion to the absurd but for his lurid attraction to inner demons. In this shocking and suspenseful thriller, the author goes darker than noir, with an ass-kicking and psychologically tormented guardian angel who rescues others but refuses to save himself.

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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: You Were Never Really Here
Author(s): Jonathan Ames
ISBN: 1-78227-245-3 / 978-1-78227-245-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: You Were Never Really Here
Author(s): Jonathan Ames
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

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