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This Train

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The new novel from the acclaimed author of Six Days of the Condor—set on a heart-pounding cross-country train ride.

"Grady's style is  loose, colorful, challenging and fun. I sometimes thought of Orwell’s novel 1984, sometimes of the Dylan song 'Desolation Row.'"—Patrick Anderson,The Washington Post

"Grady is a master of intrigue."—John Grisham

This Train races us through America's heartland, carrying secrets. There is treasure in the cargo car, along with an invisible puppeteer. There is a coder named Nora, Mugzy, the yippy dog, and Ross, the too-curious poet.  On board, it's a countdown to murder…

On this train there is a silver madman, a targeted banker, and crises of conscience. This train harbors the "perfect" couple's conspiracies, the chaos of being a teenager, and parenthood alongside the wows of being nine. There is a widow and a wannabe, and the sleaziest billionaire.

On this train, there is the suicide ticket, the bomb, sex, love, and loneliness.  The heist. Revenge. Redemption.

This Train is a ticking clock, roaring through forty-seven fictional hours of non-stop suspense and action, through the challenges of now: Racism. Sexism. Global warming. What it means to be alive.

This train carries all of us. All aboard!

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"James Grady is a master storyteller. Allow me to crib a line from the old gospel tune by way of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Woody Guthrie, and Bruce Springsteen: This Train is bound for glory. It's a pure gem." - William Boyle

"The term 'master storyteller' is bandied about quite often these days, but in the case of James Grady it isn't just a marketing phrase. This Train confirms what most readers have known for decades. James Grady is a writer who is always at the top of his game. A nail biting thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seats. Not to be missed." - S A Cosby

"Brilliant! A novel of soaring imagination, This Train delivers a kaleidoscope of riveting characters and roller coasters of hurtling plots. The book's nonstop pages redefine crime fiction, and author Grady captivates us further by telling the story in a voice that is so rich, resonant and poetic that it veritably sings. Bravo!" - Jeffery Deaver

"Grady is a master of intrigue." - John Grisham

"A cinematic thriller racing through the heartland of our American now." - Stephen Hunter

"This Train reads like a runaway locomotive with a one-track mind. James Grady delivers this masterful thriller at full throttle." - Craig Johnson

"James Grady is a long-established master of the thriller, and he proves it here. Grab your hat, and don't let the strong wind of suspense blow it off. Highly recommended." - Joe R Lansdale

"Writing with the rhythm of a rushing train, James Grady delivers a story you won't see coming, crowded with characters you get to know very well very fast. If ever a book paralleled the experience it depicts, This Train is that book." - S J Rozan

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