EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
Never Go Alone
(Jake Rivett Book 2)
(Jake Rivett Book 2)
by Denison Hatch
Never Go Alone is the second book in the Jake Rivett thriller series by Denison Hatch. Also available: Flash Crash (read my blog post).
Never Go Alone is currently on tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.
The first rule is: Never Go Alone.
A rash of elaborate cat burglaries of luxury buildings in Manhattan has the city panicked.
When a group of social media obsessed millennials - a loosely organized crew that call themselves "urban explorers" - are suspected in the heists, undercover NYPD detective Jake Rivett is assigned the case.
Rivett dives deep into the urban exploration scene in pursuit of the truth. But what, and who, he finds - deep in the sewers, up in the cranes above under-construction skyscrapers, and everywhere else in New York - will change not only Jake, but the city itself.
The second novel in the critically acclaimed Jake Rivett series, Never Go Alone is a heist mystery and urban exploration thriller on the razor's edge of modern culture.
The explorer gazed down the gleaming city from the Upper West Side, all the way through Midtown and into Chelsea. It was more than a place now, more than a landscape. By this point at its evolution, Manhattan represented a geospatial-and-social coordinate on the razor’s edge of modernity. It was no longer what the future could be. It was the future itself, right now, happening in front of one’s eyes and reaching the stage of infinite singularity. As the years had gone on, the surfaces of the metropolis had become smooth, the lights perfect, the façades utterly complete. It no longer beckoned for the masses humbly - it repelled them. The construction site the explorer had ascended from would soon consist of glass, marble, and sex. That was all, and that was everything, and if one was rich enough, one could buy it. The new culture didn’t care for culture itself. It did not bow to subtlety of argument or freedom of soul. It only knew money - astronomical levels of money. The only people who could afford to live here would be the progeny of sovereign wealth fund managers, tech moonshot winners, and industrial titans. Nothing was free, for anyone - not even the views.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]
Praise for the Book
"Never Go Alone is an explosive return for both Denison Hatch and his hero." ~ BestThrillers.com
"Denison Hatch has done it again. The second in the Jake Rivett series is as riveting as the first. As breathtaking, as heart-hammering and as page-turning." ~ Book Postmortem
"Exhilarating action." ~ Kirkus Reviews
"An intoxicating thrill!" ~ A-Thrill-A-Week
"Written in a particularly visceral fashion, readers get to experience firsthand the pure adrenaline rush of this new breed of urban explorer and location hacker." ~ Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Denison Hatch is a screenwriter and novelist. He has a number of feature and television projects in development, including his original screenplay, Vanish Man, which is set up at Lionsgate. A graduate of Cornell University, he lives with his wife and a big dog in a little house in Hollywood. He is presently working on the third Jake Rivett thriller.
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