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Payback

With nine dead already, Bob Mitchell, millionaire president of Tate Pharmaceuticals, is in a race against time as he tries to identify the man seeking revenge against him by poisoning his company’s products in this action-adventure thriller.

Before Bob Mitchell rose to the chairmanship of Tate Pharmaceuticals, he was a soldier in Vietnam. Though he was confident he had rubbed out his past, there is one man that remembers Mitchell from his past... and he’s got a powerful motive for revenge.

The ghost of Mitchell’s past is jeopardizing the career he’s built for himself by poisoning Tate Pharmaceutical’s products. The police have nothing, the body count is nine, and Mitchell’s got four days to track down the killer before he strikes again.

From Hollywood, where death is just the hook for a movie, to Switzerland, where sex is just a numbered account, Mitchell’s hunt leads him to a shattering discovery. Someone’s about to blow his life apart, and he’s got one chance to win the fight.

"An action-adventure-thriller [that] zings with cinematic excitement...The plot is full of satisfying twists, the ending is suspenseful and rousing, and the good, the evil and the merely sleazy all get their just desserts."

– Publisher's Weekly

"A unique blend of hard-boiled style and a funny/cynical outlook. Reminds me of a cross between Elmore Leonard and Ross Thomas...."
-Eric Van Lustbader

– Eric Van Lustbader

"Steamrolls to a highly satisfying finale."

– New York Newsday

"At last, another deftly ironic and twisty thriller from Sam Stewart [whose] muscular prose and dialogue recall Elmore Leonard."

– The Long Island News