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Shovel Ready

(2014)
(The first book in the Spademan series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Edgar Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
'I don't want to know your reasons. I don't care. Think of me as a bullet. Just point.'

Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, before New York became a burnt-out shell. Now the wealthy spend their days tapped into virtual reality; the rest have to fend for themselves in the streets. Now there's nothing but garbage.

So he became a hit man. He doesn't ask questions, he works quickly, and he's handy with a box-cutter.

When he's hired to kill the daughter of a high-profile evangelist, Spademan's life is upended. He will have to navigate two worlds - both the slick fantasy and the wasteland reality - to finish the job, clear his conscience, and make sure he's not the one who winds up in the ground.

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Used availability for Adam Sternbergh's Shovel Ready

Hardback Editions

May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shovel Ready (Thorndike Press Large Print Thriller)
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
ISBN: 1-4104-6894-1 / 978-1-4104-6894-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shovel Ready (Spademan)
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
ISBN: 0-385-34899-1 / 978-0-385-34899-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shovel Ready: A Spademan Novel
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
ISBN: 0-385-34901-7 / 978-0-385-34901-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


1714 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shovel Ready (Spademan 1)
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
ISBN: 1-4722-1469-2 / 978-1-4722-1469-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shovel Ready (Spademan 1)
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
ISBN: 1-4722-1467-6 / 978-1-4722-1467-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Shovel Ready: A Novel
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


January 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Shovel Ready: A Novel
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shovel Ready (Spademan series Book 1)
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Shovel Ready: A Spademan Novel
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
Publisher: Broadway Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA