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A provocative, bullet-ride of a thriller set in the boardrooms, brothels, churches, alleyways and dark places of the near future

A bomb goes off in down town San Francisco. Twelve people are dead. But this is no ordinary target. This target exists on the fault line where sex and money meet.

Daniel Madsen is one of a new breed of federal agents armed with a badge, a gun and the Bureau’s latest piece of technology. He’s a fast operator and his instructions are simple: find the bomber – and before he strikes again.

In order to understand what is at stake, Madsen must plunge into a sleazy, unsettling world where reality and fantasy are indistinguishable, exploitation is business as usual, and the dead hand of corruption reaches all the way to the top. There’s too much money involved for this investigation to stay private…


Skinjob delivers. Bucket-loads of suspense and action zooming along to a spectacular, explosive finale. Bruce McCabe has got the recipe right first go

Daily Telegraph

Skinjob offers a horribly real tale of technopoly’s perils … a tight, entertaining yarn that foreshadows the data and sensor-driven world we will live in come the 2020s. Rating: 8.5/10

The Australian

If any read is better deserving of the title ‘techno-thriller’, I cannot think of it. If writing was cricket, this novel would be a century on debut! A terrific read

The Courier Mail

A blend of Clive Cussler and Michael Crichton. The storyline is compelling, the race to save the day frantic, the villains properly dark and the heroes tough yet troubled.


A smart techno thriller set in a dark world of greed, corruption and sex

The Sun

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  • Paperback


    February 2, 2015


    464 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • EBook


    June 5, 2014

    Transworld Digital

    464 pages

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