The White Van

Patrick Hoffman

RRP: £7.99

3 March 2016

Published by Grove Press UK

ISBN: 9781611855524

RRP: £5.99

30 January 2015

Published by Grove Press UK

ISBN: 9781611859706

Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

At a dive bar in San Francisco’s edgy Tenderloin district, the dishevelled Emily Rosario is drinking whiskey and looking for an escape. When she is approached by a mysterious and wealthy Russian, she thinks she has found an exit from her drifter lifestyle and drug-addict boyfriend. A week later she finds herself drugged, disoriented and wanted for robbery.

On the other side of town, cop Leo Elias is broke, alcoholic and desperate. When he hears about an unsolved bank robbery, the stolen money proves too strong a temptation. Elias takes the case into his own hands, hoping to find the criminal and the money before anyone else does.

With sharply drawn characters and twists that surprise until the end, The White Van introduces a strong new talent.