Hard Case Crime; $16.99, £13.99
Yesterday, Joe Hayward was just a white collar everyman. Today, this mild-mannered consultant has discovered that his wife has been cheating on him with a government operative. All Hayward wanted was to bring the adulterer to justice…but instead he has been plunged headfirst into a wide-reaching terrorist conspiracy that threatens to engulf the whole East Coast.
To make matters worse, as if that was possible, Hayward now finds himself working alongside the secret agent he caught in bed with his wife! The clock is ticking and Hayward only has two hours before everyone in Philadelphia goes belly up! In order to bring this terrorist plot to its knees Hayward is going to have to learn to fight dirty…but when push comes to shove will Hayward prove himself a fighter or be left in the dust? The ticking clock of 24 meets the terrorist plots of Homeland for this suspense thriller that will leave readers on the edge of their seats.
Celebrated crime and comics author Duane Swierczynski (Deadpool, Severance Package) leads this slightly seedy, pulpy story. The story is elevated clear off the page with the detailed art from Simone Guglielmini (Near Death), Raffaele Semeraro (Zombie With A Shotgun), and Lovern Kindzierski (Hellblazer).