City of Windows, the first novel in a monster American crime series
Worldwide — August 6, 2019
—Published by Minotaur Books—
“A stunner. One of the most impressive, compelling thrillers I’ve read in a long while. The plot moves at bullet velocity. The writing has an electric surge. Robert Pobi delivers a fresh, exciting new voice to thriller fiction.”
—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of First Blood, The Brotherhood of the Rose, and Murder as a Fine Art.
“A tough, wise, knowing narrative voice, a great plot, a great setting, and even better characters - I loved this.”
—Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series.
“I loved this thriller! City of Windows is that rarest of gems—a page-turner painted with soaring prose that makes you want to read every sentence twice. In Dr. Lucas Page, Robert Pobi has created a unique and modern protagonist, as irascible as he is brilliant. He’ll be back and so will I.”
—Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of the Orphan X series.
“Robert Pobi has written a winner with City of Windows, a novel that should establish him as an authentic, distinctive and entertaining new voice in crime fiction.”
—John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Irish and the Dismas Hardy novels.
"I don't have space to list the many things that are done expertly in City of Windows. Just read it and start watching for Robert Pobi's next book."
—Thomas Perry, New York Times best-selling author
“City of Windows is a white-knuckle ride hurtling along at breakneck speed. A beautifully plotted thriller, but the best thing of all is its lead character. With Dr Lucas Page Robert Pobi has created one of the most fascinating and unique protagonists since Jeffrey Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme.’
—Martyn Waites, award winning author
“Relevant, smart and action-packed, City of Windows is The Day of the Jackal for Trump’s America.”
—Chris Brookmyre. bestselling author
—to see early reader reviews of City of Windows, please visit goodreads—
Forget everything you thought you knew about the crime thriller, and get ready for Lucas Page.
During the worst blizzard in memory, an FBI agent in a moving car in New York City is killed by a nearly impossible sniper shot. Unable to pinpoint where the bullet came from, and with the storm rapidly wiping out evidence, agent-in-charge Brett Kehoe turns to the one man who might be able to help—former FBI agent Lucas Page.
Page, a university professor and bestselling author, left the FBI after being gravely injured in a tragic accident—an event that a decade, numerous surgeries, and sophisticated prosthetics have almost enabled him to forget—which is why he is reluctant to step back into his old job. But he has an amazing ability to read a crime scene, figure out angles and trajectories in his head, and might be the only one who can do what the FBI’s computer models couldn’t—find the sniper’s nest. With a new wife and family, Lucas Page has no interest in helping the FBI—until he learns that the victim was his former partner.
Page finds himself hunting a killer with an unknown agenda and supreme sniping skills in the worst of conditions. And his partner’s murder is only the first in a series of meticulously planned executions carried out with all-but-impossible precision. When Page starts to see a pattern, the killer changes tactics, and Page’s own family becomes a target.
To identify and hunt down this ruthless, seemingly unstoppable killer, Page must discover what hidden thread connects the victims before he himself loses all that is dear to him.