Dark circumstances arrive in Peter Blauner’s New York Times bestselling blockbuster novel, The Intruder, with a foreword by the author exclusive to this new edition.
What would a good man do to protect his family? How far will he go and how far is too far?
Jake Schiff is a successful New York lawyer trying to do right by his family. John Gates is a mentally disturbed man barely surviving on the streets. Their worlds collide violently when Jake’s wife Dana tries to help John as a psychiatric patient. John decides that Jake has somehow usurped the life that was meant for him. He begins showing up outside the Schiffs’ house and demanding his family back. Suddenly everything is called into question. Including the matter of who the real intruder is. The Intruder is a tale of two lives, two cities, and how fate can quickly turn and go from saving lives to completely destroying them.
Praise for The Intruder
“Un-putdownable! My advice is to read this book.”
— STEPHEN KING
“The best novel I’ve read in years. It has great characters, a great story, a great heart. If you want comparisons, I can’t give you any. There aren’t any. I think Peter Blauner is better than Grisham, better than Patricia Cornwell. I loved The Intruder! Loved, loved, loved it.”
— JAMES PATTERSON
“An excellent book.”
— LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW
“Gripping… convincing… richly imagined… A harrowing, compelling read.”
— NEW YORK TIMES
“More than a story about a man protecting his family. It’s about a man losing faith—in love, God, and humanity—and the possibility of regaining it.”
— PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
“Chilling…Will keep pulsing in readers’ minds long after the book is safely
back on the shelf.”
“Uncomplicated, irresistible melodrama.”
— KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review
“A tour de force.”
— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review
“Brilliant…A virtuoso performance.”
— ASSOCIATED PRESS
“The Intruder might be the best novel about the paranoia of living in New York ever written…One of the best pure-New York novels in years.”
—NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
“Deft…nuanced…Blauner harnesses his astute take on the city to a solid
thriller…The Intruder possesses energy and a real zest for the city.”
—DETROIT FREE PRESS
About the Author
Peter Blauner is the author of nine novels, including Slow Motion Riot, winner of the 1992 Edgar award for best first novel from Mystery Writers of America, and The Intruder, a New York Times bestseller and a bestseller overseas. He began his career working for legendary newspaper columnist Pete Hamill and first broke into print as a journalist, writing cover stories for New York magazine about crime and politics. His novels have been published in twenty-five languages and his short fiction has been anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories and NPR’s Selected Shorts From Symphony Space. He has also been a television writer, serving as a co-executive producer on shows like Law & Order and Blue Bloods. His newest novel Picture In The Sand was published by Minotaur/St. Martins in January, 2023. It is his first work of historical fiction. It received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called it “historical fiction at its absolute best,” and has been praised by Stephen King, who said “On rare occasions, I read a book that reminds me why I fell in love with storytelling in the first place. This is such a book.” Peter lives with his wife, bestselling author Peg Tyre, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peter Blauner is the author of eight novels, including SLOW MOTION RIOT, winner of an Edgar Allan Poe award for best first novel from Mystery Writers of America, and THE INTRUDER, a New York Times bestseller. He began his career as a journalist for New York magazine in the 1980s – covering crime, politics, and other kinds of bad behavior – and segued into writing fiction in the 1990s. His short fiction has been anthologized in BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES and on NPR’s SELECTED SHORTS FROM SYMPHONY SPACE. In recent years, he has also written for several television shows, including Law & Order: SVU and the CBS series, Blue Bloods. His newest novel is SUNRISE HIGHWAY, published in September 2018, by Minotaur/St. Martin’s Press. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. with his wife, author Peg Tyre.
Publisher: Dead Sky Publishing
Publication date: March 26, 2024