The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd

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“Terrific pace, surprises galore….Move over Jack Reacher, here comes The Bricklayer.”
 —James Patterson


There is a brand new master on the thriller scene. Noah Boyd makes a truly spectacular entrance with The Bricklayer—the first in an explosive new series featuring former FBI agent Steve Vail that recalls the #1 bestsellers of John Sandford and Lee Child. An ex-FBI agent himself, Boyd adds gritty insider knowledge and color to this stunning novel, and the word on the street is The Bricklayer is fabulous. Kay Scarpetta’s creator, New York Times bestseller Patricia Cornwell, calls it, “Dazzling,” while Lee Child himself raves, “Non-stop action and non-stop authenticity make this a real winner.”


About Noah Boyd

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Noah Boyd is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bricklayer and a former FBI agent who spent more than twenty years working some of the Bureau's toughest investigations, including the Green River Killer case and the Highland Park Strangler case (which he's credited with solving). He currently works on cold cases when he's not writing. He lives in New England.
Published January 8, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 404 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Law & Philosophy, Horror, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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After FBI Special Agent Paul Lindsay published his first novel, "Witness to the Truth," in 1992, his bosses began to think of him as a renegade. And it didn't help his career when, the next year, he was quoted in Vanity Fair impugning the character of FBI Director William Sessions. Now retired an...

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New York Journal of Books

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There’s a new sheriff in town, well, actually he’s a new hero created by a successful author of several action/mystery novels involving the FBI.

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Vail, Bannon, and the agency do as much fighting amongst themselves as they do in capturing the Pentad.

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Lincoln Journal Star

Along the way, another agent was sent to pay the ransom, and he and the money disappeared.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

They need him to find a rogue agent who appears to have absconded with two millions dollars of federal money instead of delivering it to a fiendishly clever and murderous person or persons called “Rubaco Pentad.” There is some suspicion that the missing agent might actually belong to Rubaco Penta...

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Spinetingler Magazine

Since each of the victims had had serious public problems with the FBI, the media has dubbed the case ‘the Enemies of the FBI murders.’ The author’s background has more than a passing similarity to that of his protagonist: Noah Boyd is a pseudonym for a former agent with the Detroit FBI.

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Buried Under Books

This particular bricklayer is former (as in fired) Agent Steve Vail, who just doesn’t stop even when it costs him his job.

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What message is being sent with the bones, who’s chasing Alex and Luc through the French countryside, and why does the murdered woman in the pond have a matchbook advertising the new restaurant Luc is opening in New York?

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