Today's Maximum Shelf e-newsletter features Michael Gruber's provocative revenge thriller, THE RETURN.
"Gruber certainly knows how to hook readers. A highly relatable protagonist with a wild-card sidekick, skillful pacing, smart one-liners and plenty of artillery tilt this thriller in the blockbuster-style direction. Gruber crafts action scenes compelling both in their clever execution and the authenticity with which he describes firearms without losing the tension of the moment. [...] A heady mix of military action, vigilante justice and modern-day Mexican life underscored by the question, 'How would you choose to finish your life?,' this meaty but never maudlin thriller is smart, inventive and sure to leave readers with pounding pulses and soaring imaginations." —Maximum Shelf
"Thrilling and compulsively readable." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
THE RETURN will be available in September from Henry Holt and Co.