A mesmerising dissection of the criminal mind and a bulletproof thriller.
A 14-year-old boy vanishes on his way home from school. His frantic mother receives a ransom call: pay or else. It's only hours before the deadline, and the police have no leads.
Enter Timothy Blake, codename Hangman. Blake is a genius, known for solving impossible cases. He's also a psychopath with a dark secret, and the FBI's last resort.
But this time Blake might have met his match. The kidnapper is more cunning and ruthless than anyone he's faced before. And Blake has been assigned a new partner, a woman linked to the past he's so desperate to forget.
Timothy Blake has a secret, one so dark he will do anything to keep it hidden.
And he also has a price. Every time he saves a life, he takes one …
‘Blake is a brilliant, complex character… this quiet and unassuming figure might just be the most dangerous man in the room. HANGMAN is cinematic and grubby, brimming with pulpy noir.’ Michael Offer, producer of How To Get Away With Murder and Homeland
‘Wild and original, HANGMAN stamps a high and bloodied mark on this dark genre. Hannibal Lecter will be adding Jack Heath to his reading list.’ Ben Sanders, internationally bestselling author of American Blood
‘Jack Heath’s writing grabs you by the throat, gnaws on your bones, and washes it all down with a hefty dose of funny. Sick, twisted, violent, and oh so good. In Timothy Blake, Heath has created a one-of-a-kind character. I hope.’ Emma Viskic, internationally bestselling author of And Fire Came Down
‘Jack Heath’s HANGMAN is a perverse, twisted take on a crime novel—and I loved every page of it. What a rarity to find a thriller as dark as a Palahniuk and as compulsively readable as a Patterson. Two well-chewed thumbs up for HANGMAN.’ Gregg Hurwitz, the New York Times-bestselling author of Hellbent