Review: Safecracker by Ryan Wick

☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

In this wicked debut, safecracker Michael Maven must pull off the most dangerous theft of his long career–or his friends and family will be killed.

Safecracker Michael Maven’s latest job should be simple: steal a rare coin from a New York apartment. Then the coin’s owner comes home with a beautiful woman. So he hides. Then she murders him. So Maven hides a bit better. Then she tries to take the coin herself, which is the last straw. While Maven narrowly escapes being killed himself, he’s then coerced by her boss, a sadistic drug lord, into a far more complicated, far more dangerous job.

If Maven fails to crack the safe of a rival cartel boss in Miami, his friends and family will die. If he succeeds, they still might. Which means he not only has to somehow pull off an impossible heist, but also outwit two crime bosses as well as the woman, his reluctant new partner.

My Thoughts:

Ryan Wick’s debut novel, Safecracker, is a high-octane action, thriller.  The story starts with an incredible hook, and never slows down. 

Michael Maven is a master safecracker, but really a minor criminal, who gets forced into a high-stakes heist of a rare coin. The characters are great.  The criminals are demented, and they make Maven look like a good guy.  The plot tension is insane and the action is nonstop.  Warning: the book contains some graphic, grizzly violence.

Mr. Wick’s debut turned his great premise into a page-turner of a book.  Plenty of twists to keep me reading all night.  I could easily see this book turned into a “summer box office hit” on the big screen, and I can’t wait for author Ryan Wick’s next book!



About the Author: Ryan Wick is an author, award-winning director, screenwriter and Filipino martial arts instructor. 

A member of both the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers, when Ryan isn’t hunkered down writing in his apartment in New York, he still teaches Filipino Martial Arts, travels the world and enjoys scuba diving.

SAFECRACKER, his debut novel, and the first in a series. It was scheduled to be released on August 11th, 2020 from Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin’s Press, but the publication date has been pushed out to late 2021. 

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#Safecracker #NetGalley #StMartinsPress

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