MCD, 9780374253370, 288pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
A riveting, cinematic new novel from Ryan Gattis, whose work Paula Hawkins has called shocking, visceral, and humane.
Ricky Ghost Mendoza, Jr. is trying to be good. As a teenager he was a gangbanger, addict, and killer until got out and met Rose. Now in recovery and working as a safecracker for the DEA in Los Angeles, Ghost is determined to live clean to honor Rose's memory. That is, until he finds out Rose's father is in trouble and he can help all he has to do is crack into a safe and steal drug money from under the noses of the gangs and the Feds without getting caught. Or killed.
Rudy Glasses Reyes runs drugs in Los Angeles for a very bad man. When Ghost hits one of his safes, Glasses is tasked with hunting him down. But Glasses is worried about more than just the money Ghost's actions put everything at risk, his job, his life, his family.
A gritty, fast-paced thriller by the author of All Involved, a novel Dennis Lehane called a monumental achievement, Safe propels readers towards a shocking conclusion while pondering the question: How far would you go to protect the ones you love?