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The White Van
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A desperate cop and a wanted woman cross paths with a dirty California underworld in a thriller "stuffed with truly shocking twists." —Entertainment Weekly

At a dive bar in San Francisco's Tenderloin district, drug-hustling Emily Rosario is downing whiskey and looking to escape her dicey lifestyle. When a Russian couple approaches her with a proposition, Emily thinks she might have found her exit. But a week later—drugged, disoriented and wanted for robbery—Emily finds herself on the run for her life.

Veteran cop Leo Elias has heard about the unsolved bank heist , and the stolen money is too strong a temptation. A series of bad investments has left him broke, alcoholic and anxious for a way out of debt. That means finding Emily and the money before anyone else does. It's a plan that soon spins out of control, forcing Elias to do things that can never be undone.

Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, The White Van "unfolds in a pulsating series of betrayals, blackmail, bad decisions, and worse luck . . . the stuff of Dashiell Hammett's best nightmares" (Mark Haskell Smith, author of RAW: A Love Story)—and "a gritty, exhilarating . . . quick and scary . . . hell of a ride" (The Wall Street Journal, Best Book of the Year pick).
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Patrick Hoffman. (2014). The White Van. Grove Atlantic.

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Patrick Hoffman. 2014. The White Van. Grove Atlantic.

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Patrick Hoffman, The White Van. Grove Atlantic, 2014.

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Patrick Hoffman. The White Van. Grove Atlantic, 2014.

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Veteran cop Leo Elias has heard about the unsolved bank heist , and the stolen money is too strong a temptation. A series of bad investments has left him broke, alcoholic and anxious for a way out of debt. That means finding Emily and the money before anyone else does. It's a plan that soon spins out of control, forcing Elias to do things that can never be undone.

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A desperate cop and a wanted woman cross paths with a dirty California underworld in a thriller "stuffed with truly shocking twists." —Entertainment Weekly

At a dive bar in San Francisco's Tenderloin district, drug-hustling Emily Rosario is downing whiskey and looking to escape her dicey lifestyle. When a Russian couple approaches her with a proposition, Emily thinks she might have found her exit. But a week later—drugged, disoriented and wanted for robbery—Emily finds herself on the run for her life.

Veteran cop Leo Elias has heard about the unsolved bank heist , and the stolen money is too strong a temptation. A series of bad investments has left him broke, alcoholic and anxious for a way out of debt. That means finding Emily and the money before anyone else does. It's a plan that soon spins out of control, forcing Elias to do things that can never be undone.

Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, The White Van "unfolds in a pulsating series of betrayals, blackmail, bad decisions, and worse luck . . . the stuff of Dashiell Hammett's best nightmares" (Mark Haskell Smith, author of RAW: A Love Story)—and "a gritty, exhilarating . . . quick and scary . . . hell of a ride" (The Wall Street Journal, Best Book of the Year pick).
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        Starred review from July 7, 2014
        A heist propels Hoffman’s outstanding first novel. Sophia, a Russian émigré, plans to rob a San Francisco branch of US Bank with some inside assistance from its manager, Rada Harkov, and the help of two people recruited (decidedly against their wills) for the job: “the Russian,” another émigré and a black-market trader who owes Sophia money; and Emily, a young woman coerced into helping with drugs and threats (“She had been made into a slave”). The robbery nets some $880,000, a powerful temptation for another major character, Elias, an officer with the SFPD Gang Task Force. An alcoholic, Elias is plagued by money worries. Beyond the engaging plot, the book focuses on people’s behavior in the face of impossible choices. Hoffman, who spent nine years working as a PI in San Francisco, writes with great authority about the city’s seamy side and the grim realities of life for its down-on-their-luck denizens. Agent: Charlotte Sheedy, Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency.

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        September 15, 2014
        A young woman named Emily eyes the other customers in a shabby bar in San Francisco's Tenderloin. She decides that a middle-aged businessman is the only person who might buy her the evening's drinks. A week later, wobbling from a salad of drugs, she has robbed a bank of $800,000 and is being hunted by cops and an array of gangsters who want the money. Readers won't find anyone to root for in this thoughtful novel. Hoffman seems to have crafted a plausible ecology of San Francisco crime. Benya, the businessman, is actually a small-time Russian grafter who has been aimed at Emily by a shrewd and dangerous female Russian gangster who has essentially bought Benya from another Russian hood. Feckless SFPD cop Leo Elias thinks the answer to his many problems is to find Emily and take the money. Chinese black marketeers with assault weapons; streetwise Cambodians; and sketchy entrepreneurs also appear, all maneuvering for advantage. Hoffman's nine years as an investigator in the city add verisimilitude to this well-crafted debut.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2014, American Library Association.)

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