Re-release coming March 26th
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 hardcover 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.
“An excellent book.”
—Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Gripping… convincing… richly imagined… A harrowing, compelling read.”
—The New York Times
“Brilliant…A virtuoso performance.”
“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.”
“More than a story about a man protecting his family. It’s about a man losing faith—in love, in God, in humanity—and the possibility of regaining it.”
—Detroit Free Press