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Shovel Ready

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

 
Awards
Edgar Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
The futuristic hardboiled noir that Lauren Beukes calls "sharp as a paper-cut" about a garbage man turned kill-for-hire.

Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self. Now he's a hitman.

In a near-future New York City split between those who are wealthy enough to "tap in" to a sophisticated virtual reality, and those who are left to fend for themselves in the ravaged streets, Spademan chose the streets. His new job is not that different from his old one: waste disposal is waste disposal. He doesn't ask questions, he works quickly, and he's handy with a box cutter. But when his latest client hires him to kill the daughter of a powerful evangelist, his unadorned life is upended: his mark has a shocking secret and his client has a sordid agenda far beyond a simple kill. Spademan must navigate between these two worlds - the wasteland reality and the slick fantasy - to finish his job, clear his conscience, and make sure he's not the one who winds up in the ground.

Adam Sternbergh has written a dynamite debut: gritty, violent, funny, riveting, tender, and brilliant.

 
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Used availability for Adam Sternbergh's Shovel Ready


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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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   

July 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Shovel Ready (Spademan 1)
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
ISBN: 1-4722-1469-2 / 978-1-4722-1469-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Shovel Ready: A Novel
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

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

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


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