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  • Published: 21 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9780857663177
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $24.99
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Ted Hall is worried. He’s been sleepwalking, and his somnambulant travels appear to coincide with murders by the notorious Hang Wire Killer.

Meanwhile, the circus has come to town, but the Celtic dancers are taking their pagan act a little too seriously, the manager of the Olde Worlde Funfair has started talking to his vintage machines, and the new acrobat’s frequent absences are causing tension among the performers.

Out in the city there are other new arrivals – immortals searching for an ancient power – a primal evil which, if unopposed, could destroy the world!

File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Tensile Strength | Dual Identities | The Greatest Show | Bandits ]

  • Pub date: 21 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9780857663177
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Adam Christopher

Adam Christopher’s debut novel, Empire State, was SciFiNow’s Book of the Year and a Financial Times Book of the Year. He is also the author of Seven Wonders, Hang Wire, and The Burning Dark, as well as these nonfiction books: Made to Kill, Standard Hollywood Depravity, and Killing Is My Business. A contributor to the internationally bestselling Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View fortieth-anniversary anthology, Christopher has also written the official tie-in novels for the hit CBS television show Elementary and the award-winning Dishonored videogame franchise, and, with Chuck Wendig, wrote The Shield for Dark Circle/Archie Comics. Born in New Zealand, Adam has lived in Great Britain since 2006.

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Praise for Hang Wire

“"Christopher fulfils our expectations and more: just when we think the story couldn’t get any weirder, he adds a whole new layer of weird, bouncing from one unexpected moment of goofiness to another, keeping us stuck to our chairs until we think it’ll take an industrial-strength solvent to pry us loose. Days after finishing the book, you’ll still have a grin on your face." -Booklist (Starred Review) "Adam Christopher's debut novel is a noir, Philip K Dick-ish science fiction superhero story... a novel of surreal resonances, things that are like other things, plot turns that hearken to other plot turns. It's often fascinating, as captivating as a kaleidoscope... just feel it in all its weird glory." -Cory Doctorow, author of Makers and Little Brother, on Empire State "This is traditional heroism with a decidedly wicked and iconoclastic twist. Inventive, engaging, bewitching, and delightful, a feast as much for fans of the tropes as for the innocents amongst us." -Greg Rucka, New York Times bestselling author of Alpha, The Punisher and Batman, on Seven Wonders”


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