New York City commercial real estate power-broker Jonah Gray has finally surfaced. And as you may recall, he has a lot of unfinished business. Since fleeing his own country, his own city, as a fugitive, the road traveled has been a long and shocking one. And has been a road of singular purpose:
The methodical preparation for his return.
Saddled nine years ago with a rare Faberge Imperial Easter Egg thought lost in the Russian Revolution, Jonah made sure the treasure ended up at its destination. But in keeping it from his conniving half-brother, he also inadvertently killed a dirty New York City cop. And got his own father murdered in cold blood.
Jonah is unsure what is greater. All he lost in this world, or all he has learned about himself. One thing is certain.
It is time.
Time for ruthlessness. Time for payback.
Time for truth. Time for redemption.
Time for a new deal.
Jonah believes he is ready for everything about to happen. The question is...is everyone else?
"This, the second installment in the Jonah Gray series, is about a shiny, dangerous world of rare art, high-end real estate and dangerous men...Gray is a star in Manhattan real estate and the internecine machinations about real estate deals are the best parts of the book...Gittlin is a private investment and commercial real estate executive, and it's clear he knows what he's talking about."
—The Star Ledger
"This is an exciting follow-up to The Deal. Gittlin does a very nice job of bringing readers up to speed and filling in the gaps between the two books. A third Jonah Gray novel is in the works, and that's a good thing..."
"The plot includes missing faberge Imperial Easter Eggs, secret messages, Russian royalty, and a homicidal half-brother, but none of this is nearly as interesting as Gittlin's depiction of the high-level real estate business. The tough-guy action ends abruptly, to be continued in the third installment."
"Talk about timely. This one deals with one of the biggest, most intense, power- and money-driven industries on the planet. Throw in a rare Russian treasure, murder, love, revenge, and lust and you've got one serious, sophisticated thrill ride. Find a place on your keeper shelf for this gem."
—Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The King's Deception
"Adam Gittlin creates a masterful sequel packed with high drama, page-turning intrigue, and twists and turns that will leave you gasping at the end. I loved The Deal. . . About Face is better. An intelligent thriller, it combines the compelling action of a Lee Child novel with a Dan Brown puzzle to solve."
—Robert Dugoni, New York Times best-selling author of The Conviction
"A brilliantly entertaining story that will keep you guessing until the early hours of the morning! Adam Gittlin does for high finance what John Grisham does for the legal system-he tears away the wrappings and shows you what's inside."
—Ward Larsen, best-selling author of Fly By Night
"Adam Gittlin's The Deal: About Face grabs you by the throat and takes you on a blistering joyride you'll want to finish in one sitting. Gittlin mixes high-stakes international business, hidden family secrets, and Russian history in a Molotov cocktail of violence, cutthroat deals, and the relentless search for one of the world's most valuable and mysterious lost treasures. Read this book. Enjoy the ride. Then wait along with the rest of us for Gittlin to do it again."
—Brent Ghelfi, Award-winning author of The Venona Cable
"Adam Gittlin's About Face is, in a word, mesmerizing. Seldom have I been so sucked into a story. Love, intrigue and deeply layered mysteries? Read. This. Book. Highly recommended."
—Brett Battles, best-selling author of The Enraged