Pendulum (Hardcover)

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This is book number 1 in the Pendulum series.


You have one chance. Run.


Photojournalist John Wallace struggles to consciousness to find he has been bound and blindfolded by a masked man who is preparing to hang him in his own living room.

Forced onto a chair with a noose around his neck, Wallace briefly reconsiders his mostly lonely life before the chair is kicked out beneath him and his world fades to black.

Then he gets lucky and manages to escape his apartment, just ahead of his assailant. Bloody, barefoot, and with at least one broken rib, he has no choice but to run for his life.

When his would-be killer strikes again, Wallace realizes he will have to figure out who is hunting him and stop him on his own.

The pendulum of fate swung briefly in his favor, but it's only a matter of time before its momentum carries it to the other side . . .

About the Author

Adam Hamdy is an author, screenwriter, and filmmaker who has worked with producers and studios on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to his own original work, Adam has adapted a number of comic books and novels for the screen, including the forthcoming film version of David Mitchell's novel, Number9Dream. Pendulum is Adam's third novel. Prior to becoming a writer, Adam was a strategy consultant and advised global businesses operating in a wide range of industries. Adam lives in Shropshire with his wife and three children.

Praise For…

"I read Pendulum in one gloriously suspenseful weekend. Definitely one of the best thrillers of the year."
James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Adam Hamdy's high-octane cat-and-mouse psychological thriller offers relentless suspense, quicksilver pacing and characters with surprising depth."
Shelf Awareness

"Wild, bewildering and fantastic...I hope for more by this talented and innovative author."
Great Mysteries and Thrillers

"fast-paced, cinematic thriller"
Publishers Weekly

"There are treats along the way... expands into a wide-screen thriller involving bombs, helicopters, and a law-enforcement army."—Booklist

"Hamdy grabs the reader from the first line and doesn't let up on the pace or the tension for a moment...This is heart-stopping stuff!"—CHOICE

"Action-packed, high-octane, broad-brush-stroke thriller...says something worth listening to."—Mystery People

"A strong cast of characters and the author's ability to engage the reader with an engrossing and invigorating plot whet the reader's appetite for more."

Mystery Scene

"This relentlessly suspenseful thriller kept my interest until the denouement... Loved the action scenes though, very well done."—Deadly Pleasures Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781681441351
ISBN-10: 1681441357
Publisher: Quercus
Publication Date: June 6th, 2017
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: Pendulum