Author(s): Noah Boyd
Steve Vail isn’t your average bricklayer. A trained killer and former agent, Vail despises authority, preferring the solitude of bricklaying to obeying someone else’s rules. But when one FBI operative is brutally murdered, a second goes missing and suspicion falls on an inside man, Deputy Kate Bannon desperately needs his help. Someone holds a fatal grudge against the agency; someone who knows how it works, and wants a bloody revenge. To stem the tide of murders, Vail must work fast to re-enter a world he hoped he left behind long ago - his own past.
'Noah Boyd brings his FBI experience to this dazzling thriller. The pace is frenetic, the action is unique, and the drama intense. We have a new American hero in Steve Vail' Patricia Cornwell 'The Bricklayer has terrific pace, surprises galore, and snappy dialogue in the appropriate places. Even better, it has a real hero. Move over Jack Reacher, here comes The Bricklayer' James Patterson 'Non-stop action and non-stop authenticity make this a real winner' Lee Child 'The Bricklayer is lots of fun, plenty smart, and great escapist reading. And Steve Vail is a magical agent. If I had my way, I'd read stuff like this every minute I'm not on deadline.' Seymour Hersh
Noah Boyd is a former US Marine and FBI agent. In his long and successful career with the Bureau he tracked serial killers, captured federal fugitives and broke a narcotics ring. The Bricklayer is his first novel to feature Steve Vail.