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  • Published: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143771425
  • Imprint: Bantam NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $22.99

Five Minutes Alone




In this gripping new thriller from Paul Cleave, someone is giving victims and their loved ones their 'five minutes' to exact revenge.

In this gripping new thriller from Paul Cleave, someone is giving victims and their loved ones their 'five minutes' to exact revenge.

Theodore Tate returns in the latest thriller from bestselling international crime writer Paul Cleave.
Back in the police force and with his wife Bridget out of hospital, Tate looks to be getting his life on track. Meanwhile, his former detective partner Carl Schroder is finding life a little more challenging. The bullet he took in the head six months ago hasn't killed him . . . but it's left him with time on his hands.

When the body of a convicted rapist is found, obliterated by an oncoming train, and other criminals begin to disappear, it seems somebody might be helping their victims exact revenge. There's a common plea from victims' loved ones: when you find the man who did this, give me five minutes with him. And that's what someone is doing.

But then innocent people start to die, and Tate and Schroder find themselves caught up in a dangerous cat and mouse chase that only one of them can win.

  • Published: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143771425
  • Imprint: Bantam NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for Five Minutes Alone

'Cleave's masterful plotting skills are matched with superior pacing and characterization.' – Publishers Weekly

PRH, PRH

'A gripping thriller from beginning to end.' – Booklist

PRH, PRH

'Breaking Bad reworked by the Coen Brothers.' - Kirkus

PRH, PRH

'You need only settle into the first few pages of a Paul Cleave novel to sense that you're in the hands of a master storyteller .... Those who come to Cleave for the first time with Five Minutes Alone will be hunting out the back catalogue. It simply delivers.' – John McCrystal, NZ Books

PRH, PRH

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