The Wreckage (Paperback)

A Thriller (Joseph O'Loughlin #5)

By Michael Robotham

Mulholland Books, 9780316126397, 464pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/11/2016)
Hardcover (6/16/2011)
Paperback (1/1/2012)
Hardcover (6/1/2011)

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The high-octane thriller hailed by David Baldacci as "chilling and suspenseful" and by Nelson Demille as "one of the best novels to come out of the chaos in Iraq."

Billions of dollars are missing from Iraqi banks, and journalist Luca Terracini will risk everything to discover where it is. His Iraqi-American background has made it easier for him to infiltrate the darkest corners of the war, but death of his beloved Nicola in a suicide bombing has made him reckless.

In pursuit of the money, he meets UN representative Daniela Garner, who seems to know more about the heist than anyone. As Luca gets closer, his actions begin to reverberate around the world.

As usual, it's all about the money: who has it, who's lost it, and who's ultimately going to pay, as clandestine agents emerge from the shadows and powerful nations seek to control information and bury secrets, no matter the cost.

About the Author

Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist in Britain, Australia, and the U.S before his career as a novelist. He lives in Sydney with his wife and children.

Praise For The Wreckage: A Thriller (Joseph O'Loughlin #5)

"[An] international crime thriller with short, punchy chapters that shift abruptly-suspensefully, even-from London to Baghdad to Washington and other locales, just like the movies....I read The Wreckage on vacation...a good call on my part; it's nothing if not a summer read...There are plenty of murders, chases, explosion and general mayhem."—The New York Times Book Review

"A high-voltage international thriller ... terrific suspense set against an exotic backdrop, The Wreckage is easily one of the summer's most unputdownable books."—BookPage

"I have seldom read a more chilling and suspenseful tale. Robotham makes you see the sand, smell the burning oil and feel the bullets flying past. Most thrillers are lucky to have one great character; Robotham has given us at least four. They sweat, bleed and cry with such raw emotion that you can barely catch your breath and the words on the page feel like a million needles beneath your clenched fingers. This is a writer who will give you a slice of the Middle East you will never see on CNN or Fox. Robotham is the real deal and we can only hope he will write faster."—David Baldacci

"A fast-paced, gritty story that raises disturbing real-world questions ... will appeal to readers seeking summer fiction with depth."—Library Journal

"One of the best novels to come out of the chaos of Iraq; a penetrating peek through the fog of war, and a high-octane thriller."
Nelson Demille

"A fine and ambitious thriller...the serpentine plot is rooted in truth...thoroughly compelling."—Booklist, Starred Review