Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. Shortlisted for the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014. Book of the Year in the Guardian, Spectator, Independent and Daily Mail. The Kills is an epic novel of crime and conspiracy. It starts with an explosion, a man on the run and the theft of over fifty million dollars. It moves from the Middle East to the Mediterranean, around mainland Europe via the sleazy underworld of Naples, and across America. It ends in a locked room. Brilliantly original, playful and ambitious, The Kills is a terrifying, awe-inspiring, mind-blowing sensation. 'A damn good book' Sunday Times 'A staggering achievement' Daily Mail 'A thrilling, overwhelming ride' Spectator.