The Survivor by Gregg Hurwitz
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The #1 international bestselling author of You're Next, unleashes his most accomplished, compelling thriller yet


One morning in Los Angeles, Nate Overbay—a divorced former solider suffering from PTSD and slowly dying from ALS — goes to an eleventh-floor bank, climbs out of the bathroom window onto the ledge, and gets ready to end it all. But as he's steeling himself, a crew of robbers bursts into the bank and begins to viciously shoot employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate confronts the robbers, taking them out one-by-one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning.

Nate soon learns what that message meant. He is kidnapped by Pavlo, a savage Russian mobster and mastermind of the failed heist. Unable to break back into the bank to get the critical item inside, Pavlo gives Nate an ultimatum—break in and get what he needs or watch Pavlo slowly kill the one thing Nate loves most—his ex-wife Janie and his teenaged daughter Cielle—both lost when he came back from Iraq broken and confused. Now he's got one last chance to protect the people he loves, even if it's the last thing he is able to do.

 

About Gregg Hurwitz

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Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of twelve novels, most recently, You're Next, They're Watching, and Trust No One. His books have been translated into twenty languages. In addition, he is a screenwriter, television producer, and writes for Marvel and DC Comics. He lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published August 21, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 512 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Action & Adventure, Religion & Spirituality, Romance. Fiction

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Hurwitz demonstrates his mastery of the thriller genre.

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In revenge, the thwarted theft’s mastermind, a notorious Ukrainian mobster, vows to brutally kill Nate and his teenage daughter unless Nate can retrieve the robbery’s objective: an envelope stored in one of the bank’s safe deposit boxes.

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He lets Nate know in no uncertain terms that since Nate interfered in the retrieval of that object, it will be up to Nate to retrieve it himself.

Aug 30 2012 | Read Full Review of The Survivor: A Novel

Bestsellersworld

Upon his arrival home, his wife, Janie and their young daughter, Cielle, presented Nate with a dog named Casper telling Nate he would grow very big.

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He lets Nate know in no uncertain terms that since Nate interfered in the retrieval of that object, it will be up to Nate to retrieve it himself.

Aug 30 2012 | Read Full Review of The Survivor: A Novel

Look At OKC

Nate Overbay is about to take the final step — literally.

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As though seeing his best friend being blown apart before his eyes isn’t bad enough, when Nate Overbay's plan to end it all by jumping from the ledge of a bank is rudely interrupted by a team of thieves he is all too familiar with, it's possible to think that the emotional basement for any charac...

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Bookmarks Magazine

Unable to break back into the bank to get the critical item inside, Pavlo gives Nate an ultimatum—break in and get what he needs or watch Pavlo slowly kill the one thing Nate loves most—his ex-wife Janie and his teenaged daughter Cielle—both lost when he came back from Iraq broken and confused.

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North Jersey

A gunshot brings him back to reality, and he discovers the bank building he's using as a dive platform is being robbed.

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