Wild Thing

A Novel
By Josh Bazell (Trade Paperback, 2013)
Beat the Reaper left critics applauding, readers gasping, and Dr. Pietro Brnwa on the run from the mob. WILD THING finds him adrift: at sea, literally, as a cruise ship doctor under an assumed name. So when a reclusive billionaire offers him a job accompanying a sexy but self-destructive paleontologist on the world's worst field assignment, Pietro reluctantly agrees. And that means an army of murderers, mobsters, and international drug dealers--not to mention the occasional lake monster--are about to have a serious Pietro Brnwa problem.

Facing new and old monsters alike, Pietro proves he's one of the crime genre's most exciting new heroes, in this darkly funny and lightning-paced sequel to Josh Bazell's bestselling debut.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $14.99 US/$16.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316032209

    • On Sale Date: 02/26/2013

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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Beat the Reaper left critics applauding, readers gasping, and Dr. Pietro Brnwa on the run from the mob. WILD THING finds him adrift: at sea, literally, as a cruise ship doctor under an assumed name. So when a reclusive billionaire offers him a job accompanying a sexy but self-destructive paleontologist on the world's worst field assignment, Pietro reluctantly agrees. And that means an army of murderers, mobsters, and international drug dealers--not to mention the occasional lake monster--are about to have a serious Pietro Brnwa problem.

Facing new and old monsters alike, Pietro proves he's one of the crime genre's most exciting new heroes, in this darkly funny and lightning-paced sequel to Josh Bazell's bestselling debut.

Josh Bazell has a BA in writing from Brown University and an MD from Columbia. His first book, the international best-seller Beat the Reaper, has been published in thirty-two languages and was one of Time's ten best novels of 2009. He lives in Brooklyn and Barcelona.
  • EARLY PRAISE FOR WILD THING:

    "Bazell expertly blends action, farce, and political satire, and his wide-ranging imagination bodes well for the future of the series." (Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)).

  • "The book is composed in Bazell's propulsive, profanity-laden style, peppering startling violence with detailed footnotes that cover subjects like tooth reinsertions and human cryogenics...Props to Bazell for not cranking out an idle retread of Beat the Reaper. A funny, unexpected journey for our hero that sets up the next installment with finesse." (Kirkus).

  • "Is this novel better than Bazell's debut? It's as good as and more. In addition to the mayhem and madness of the original, there's an element of ecoconsciousness and political satire (the long-delayed appearance of the government official is worth the purchase price) that will leave readers wanting still more. Bazell makes being smart sexy and footnotes fun." (Bob Lunn, Library Journal).

  • PRAISE FOR BEAT THE REAPER:

    "Outrageously funny....BEAT THE REAPER may be the most imaginative debut of the year." (USA Today).

  • "It's too much fun and too much gore to take your eyes off the page." (Washington Post Book World).

  • "Completely outrageous...genuinely entertaining." (New York Times Book Review
    ).

  • "It's just what the doctor ordered....Think House meets The Sopranos." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "Electrifyingly hilarious in that Elmore Leonard way." (Time).

  • "A fast, funny ride....Bazell keeps the story moving at warp speed." (Charlotte Observer).

  • "A breakneck cross between a hospital drama, The Godfather, and a Quentin Tarantino film." (Bloomberg News).

  • "Savagely diverting....BEAT THE REAPER only gets better, turn by turn, page by page." (New York Daily News).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

Wild Thing
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $14.99 US/$16.50 CAN
  • Pages: 416
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316032209
  • On Sale Date: 02/26/2013
Wild Thing