The year is 1965, and the City is a hulking shell of itself. Bohemians, crooks, and snarling anti-Communists have their run of the place, but if Nathan Canada has his way, all this decline and decadence will soon be nothing but a distant memory. His New City Project will paper over the grit and the grime, making the City safe for the rich.
For Canada and his influential allies, the Project is the City’s last best hope—but according to everyone else in town, it’s a death knell. So when the Project’s cache of explosives goes missing, everyone is a suspect, and police detective Torsten Grip finds himself up against a ticking clock and a wall of silence. Meanwhile journalist Frank Frings, the last honest man in the City, sets out to find his friend’s grandson, who has gotten himself involved with Kollectiv 61, a radical group that Grip believes holds the key to the investigation.
A cinematic journey through a city down on its luck and a gripping story all the way up to its shocking conclusion, Invisible Streets will leave you awed and breathless.
'A dark, gritty, and slightly surreal urban thriller that reads like a collaboration between Philip K. Dick at his most nourish and Sidney Lumet. Skilfully plotted and intricately woven, Invisible Streets is one of the most original novels I've read this year' David Bell, Author of The Forgotten Girl
‘Ball portrays the realities of graft and moral compromise in government perfectly ... Builds to a stunning conclusion’ Publishers Weekly
‘A treat for fans of noir and science fiction—and pretty much anyone in between’ Booklist
‘Hypnotic and gripping stuff well worth the full immersion effort required’ Maxim Jakubowski, Love Reading