Sunday, April 12, 2009

Switch and other running men

Grant McKenzie has let me know that the UK publication date for Switch has been moved to July. Switch was published in Australia in December 2008. Grant McKenzie was born in Scotland and now lives in Canada.

Synopsis: How far would you go to save the ones you love? Would you run five traffic lights in a row? Would you rob a store at gunpoint? Would you commit murder? Security guard Sam White's life falls apart when he arrives home to find his house a burnt-out shell with the bodies of his wife and daughter inside. Then he receives a phone call from a man who claims that his wife and child are alive and Sam can still save them. But first, he must complete a few simple tasks. Sam joins forces with Zack Parker whose life has also been ripped apart by the same sadistic kidnapper. Together they plunge into the dark, labyrinthine underworld of Portland, Oregon. And into a race against time to discover the identity of the kidnapper and save their families before it's too late.

The figure of the 'running man' on Switch's cover is a popular motif on covers of thrillers. Here are just a few examples:

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