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“Gritty, exhilarating . . . The White Van, with its quick and scary turns, provides a hell of a ride; the action never stopseven after the final page.”Wall Street Journal
The White Van
978-0-8021-2420-3 • $14.00 • Paperback • Sep. 2015
“Almost perfect in the way it oscillates between black comedy and high suspense. The White Van is a caperish delight, channeling Elmore Leonard and Donald Westlake to exhilarating and unexpected effect.”Guardian (UK)
“Outstanding . . . Hoffman writes with great authority.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
At a dive bar in San Francisco’s edgy Tenderloin district, drug-hustling Emily Rosario is drinking whiskey and looking for an escape from her desperate lifestyle. When she is approached by a Russian businessman, she thinks she might have found her exit. A week laterdrugged, disoriented, and wanted for robberyEmily finds herself on the run for her life.
When cop Leo Eliasbroke, alcoholic, and desperatehears about an unsolved bank robbery, the stolen money proves too strong a temptation. Elias takes the case into his own hands, hoping to find Emily and the money before anyone else does.
A sharply drawn cast of charactersdirty cops, Russian drug dealers, Chinese black-market traders, street-smart Cambodians, and shady entrepreneursall take part in this terrifying tour through San Francisco’s underbelly. Confronted with the intimate details of characters that blur the line between good and evil and twists that surprise until the end, readers of The White Van will find their own moral code challenged by the desperate decisions the characters are forced to make.