Set in LA against the backdrop of the 2008 financial crash, this is the story of Rudy Reyes (a.k.a. Glasses), a gangster-turned-double-agent who wants out of the high-stakes high-risk life criminal life, and Ricky Mendoza, Junior (a.k.a. Ghost), a DEA safe-cracker with terminal cancer who's got nothing to lose. When Ghost goes rogue and steals thousands of dollars from a safe that belongs to an LA crime lord who happens to be Glasses' boss, he endangers a deal Glasses had with the DEA. As Ghost sets out to steal as much money as he can get his hands on - all with the plan to give it to those hit hardest by the crash - and the Mob gets ever closer to catching him, Glasses tries desperately to keep his plans on track.

Fast-paced and gritty, Safe by Ryan Gattis is both a moving and human morality tale and an utterly immersive and heart-stoppingly suspenseful thriller.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"SAFE is a propulsive thriller that confirms Ryan Gattis as one of our most gifted novelists. The book has unstoppable momentum yet is as finely layered and detailed with the gritty truth of life and the streets as I've ever read. It shoots you down a path that is fraught with surprise and insight, and you can't ask for more than that." - Michael Connelly

"A thrilling heist novel with a big beating heart." - Paula Hawkins

"Safe is an immensely satisfying crime thriller, but it is also a deeply moving novel about one flawed man’s attempt to create good in a corrupt world. Ryan Gattis has a great ear for the patois of the street, and he reminds us that in 21st century America the worst predators often wear suits and work in offices." - Ron Rash


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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Safe: A Novel
Author(s): Ryan Gattis
ISBN: 0-374-25337-4 / 978-0-374-25337-0 (USA edition)
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July 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Safe
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ISBN: 1-5098-4375-2 / 978-1-5098-4375-6 (UK edition)
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Title: Safe: A Novel
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Title: Safe
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ISBN: 1-5098-6882-8 / 978-1-5098-6882-7 (UK edition)
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Title: Safe
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Safe
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July 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Safe
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July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Safe
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August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Safe: A Novel
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Title: Safe
Author(s): Ryan Gattis
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July 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Safe
Author(s): Ryan Gattis
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