★ ICM Highlight Frankfurt Book Fair 2011
US William Morrow & Co, Inc (February 2010, Ed. David Highfill, 400 pages)
UK HarperCollins (Ed. Wayne Brookes)
Millennium Films has acquired film rights to The Bricklayer, the best-selling novel by Noah Boyd. Gerard Butler will star as Steve Vail.
The FBI must recruit Steve Vail, an agent they’ve just fired, to solve a brilliant and deadly extortion plot.
Someone will kill and kill again if it means he can fool the FBI...
Ex-FBI agent Steve Vail is more than happy to leave the Bureau behind, but they aren’t through with him yet. A group called the Rubaco Pentad is killing human targets one by one unless the FBI can give them buckets of cash, with the amount and the body count escalating each time the agency doesn’t pay up. The Feds are stumped. Some signs point to a corrupt agent while others lead to completely dead ends. Vail has built a reputation for being able to find anybody anywhere. Now, with no official ties, he’s the perfect choice for the sort of under-the-radar investigation they need. But as Vail well knows, going after people who use killing as a bargaining chip is asking for the worst kind of trouble.
The Bricklayer is a gripping debut of an iconic new hero, and is brought to us with the startling authenticity only a real insider can provide. Noah Boyd has created a mind-twisting maze of clues inside a nonstop thrill ride that is guaranteed to keep readers on edge until the final page.