Out of Time
David Klass

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Narrated By: Edoardo Ballerini

Duration: 8 hours and 51 minutes

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America's most wanted man. The world's only hope?

For months, the FBI have been on the hunt for a terrorist who seems invincible. The death toll is rising, yet somehow the killer, known only as the "Green Man", has avoided leaving a single clue.

This is no ordinary villain. Each attack is carefully planned to destroy a target that threatens the environment. Each time, the protest movement that supports the Green Man grows ever larger.

Tom Smith is a young computer programmer with the FBI, trying to escape his father's domineering shadow. An expert in pattern recognition, Tom believes he's spotted something everyone else has missed.

At long last, Tom makes a breakthrough. But as he closes in on America's most dangerous man, he's forced to ask himself one question:

What if the man you're trying to stop is the one who's trying to save the world?

'Provocative, important and very thrilling novel. I loved it' James Patterson

'A gripping story . . . Klass can weave a tale like few others.' David Baldacci

© David Klass 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


Political / legal thriller, Adventure fiction, Crime & mystery fiction, Narrative theme: Environmental issues, Climate change

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The terrific first novel by the prolific screenwriter David Klass . . . The plotting is impeccable


A gripping, complex and heart-wrenching story that is as provocative as it is thrilling. Klass can weave a tale like few others

David Baldacci

Top-notch thriller

Wall Street Journal

Out of Time is a provocative, important and very thrilling novel. I loved it. I savoured the pages

James Patterson

Terrific. The plotting is impeccable

Sunday Times Thriller of the Month

Rich in insight, powerfully written, Out of Time by David Klass pits two brilliant foes against one another in a riveting chess game of suspense. One is an eco-extremist who bombs and kills, while the other is a young, unorthodox FBI man who goes rogue in a desperate attempt to stop him. From the first paragraph, you'll know you're in the hands of a master storyteller and embarking on an unforgettable adventure

New York Times bestselling author of The Assassins

Compelling cat-and mouse chase

The Times

Cleverly positions political and environmental issues alongside the need for change [...] an unpredictable ending

Associated Press

Exciting... The topic is timely, the pacing is pedal-to-the-metal

Publisher's Weekly

This is a whale of a ride


Cleverly positions political and environmental issues alongside the need for change . . . completely fluid