This week's Monday Mystery Backlist title comes courtesy of Naomi Johnson. Whew! So glad she could take over for me this week as I'm headed up to Ann Arbor to Aunt Agatha's and Michael Stanley. Naomi's choice for this week is VERTICAL RUN by Joseph R. Garber.
Successful business executive Dave Elliot has a daily routine. Each morning he kisses his wife goodbye, jogs through the streets of Manhattan all the way to his 45th-floor office on Park Avenue, then showers and dresses for work. But one day everything changes because on that day, everyone Dave meets will try to kill him. Everyone, from the company president to his wife to the janitor. Dave would like to understand why, but he's trapped in a 50-story office tower with armed guards waiting for him at every exit while mercenaries are doing a floor-by-floor search. Author Joseph R. Garber wrote articles on technology for Forbes Magazine and was also a writer for the AT&T in-house magazine. VERTICAL RUN was his second book. Garber died of a heart attack in 2005, at age 62.
VERTICAL RUN appeared in hardback (ISBN 978-0553100334) in 1995, from Bantam Books, and in paperback (ISBN 978-0553573926) in 1996, also from Bantam Books.
Crap! My TBR list just increased by another book! See ya when I return. Happy Reading!