The epic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg
It’s one minute after the Big One. Marty Slack, a TV network executive, crawls out from under his Mercedes, parked outside what once was a downtown Los Angeles warehouse, the location for a new TV show. Downtown LA is in ruins. The sky is thick with black smoke. His cell phone is dead. The freeways are rubble. The airport is demolished. Buildings lay across streets like fallen trees. It will be days before help can arrive.
Marty has been expecting this day all his life. He’s prepared. In his car are a pair of sturdy walking shoes and a backpack of food, water, and supplies. He knows there is only one thing he can do … that he must do: get home to his wife Beth, go back to their gated community on the far edge of the San Fernando Valley.
All he has to do is walk. But he will quickly learn that it’s not that easy. His dangerous, unpredictable journey home will take him through the different worlds of what was once Los Angeles. Wildfires rage out of control. Flood waters burst through collapsed dams. Natural gas explosions consume neighborhoods. Sinkholes swallow entire buildings. After-shocks rip apart the ground. Looters rampage through the streets.
There’s no power. No running water. No order.
Marty Slack thinks he’s prepared. He’s wrong. Nothing can prepare him for this ordeal, a quest for his family and for his soul, a journey that will test the limits of his endurance and his humanity, a trek from the man he was to the man he can be … if he can survive The Walk.
A SAMPLING OF THE CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR LEE GOLDBERG:
“A high-octane mystery that moves like a bullet-train!” —Janet Evanovich
“Can books be better than television? You bet they can — when Lee Goldberg’s writing them.” —Lee Child
“Leaves you guessing right up until the heart-stopping ending.” —Lisa Gardner
“Lee Goldberg can plot and write with the best of them.” —Mystery Scene Magazine
“If great pacing with awesome characters is what keeps you up at night, then make a pot of coffee and open this book.” —Crimespree
“Grabs you from page one with brilliant wit, sharply honed suspense, and a huge helping of pure originality.” —Jeffery Deaver
“A delight from start to finish, a round-the-world, thrill-a-minute, laser-guided missile of a book.” —Joseph Finder
“An action-packed treasure filled with intrigue, engaging characters, and exciting, well-rendered locales. With Goldberg’s hyper-clever plotting, dialogue, and wit on every page, readers are in for a blast with this one!” —Mark Greaney
“Entertaining and ruefully funny.” —Honolulu Star Bulletin
“THE WALK is a magnificent novel — by turns hilarious, scary, sad, witty and ultimately wise on its judgments about the way so many of us live these days. And it’s one hell of a page-turner, too,” Author Ed Gorman, founder of Mystery Scene Magazine
“Harrowing and funny…” —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
“With books this good, who needs TV?” —Chicago Sun Times
“Lee is one of my favorite writers for so many reasons—plotting, character, or his incredible sense of humor. Suffice to say that Goldberg is one infinitely readable master of crime fiction, and King City is Lee at his best.” —Craig Johnson
“You’d be hard-pressed to find another recent work that provides so many hip and humorous moments.” —BookgasmLee Goldberg / Mysteries & Thrillers