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The year is 1965, and the City is a hulking shell of itself. Bohemians, crooks, and snarling anti-Communists have their run of the place, but if Mr. Canada has his way, all this decline and decadence will soon be nothing but a distant memory. His New City Project will paper over the grit and the grime, making the City safe for the rich. According to him, the project the City’s last hope—but according to everyone else in town, it’s a death knell.

“Ball’s third thriller set in an unnamed American city (after 2011′s Scorch City) is his best yet…Portrays the realities of graft and moral compromise in government perfectly, and…builds to a stunning conclusion.”

Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Toby Ball’s INVISIBLE STREETS is a dark, gritty, and slightly surreal urban thriller that reads like a collaboration between Philip K. Dick at his most noirish and Sidney Lumet. It’s a skillfully plotted and intricately woven story and one of the most original novels I’ve read this year.”

- David Bell, author of The Forgotten Girl

“Both a mystery and an examination of power and influence, Invisible Streets is an atmospheric, slow-burning book that illuminates the dehumanizing effects of uncompromising ideology and corruption. . .If you’re looking for a smart, provocative crime novel, try Invisible Streets.”

- Concord Monitor

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The Overlook Press will be releasing both The Vaults and Scorch City in paperback on July 29!

If you want a signed hardcover edition of either The Vaults or Scorch City, you can email me here.