EMPIRE STATE is a vintage Bateman adventure: wild, romantic and darkly, dangerously funny.
Nathan Jones - scarred for life by one night of horror in his Northern Irish past. And also by having the same name as a Supremes song.
Hoping for a fresh start, Nathan moves to New York but when his girlfriend leaves him,
he only has his new job for company - that of a security guard at the Empire State building. Recently acquired by a computer billionaire, the building is about to be visited by President Michael Keneally, an army of FBI men, and George Burley of Alabama, a white supremacist with the President at the top of his assassination Top Ten.
Wildly dark and wonderfully entertaining, EMPIRE STATE takes the world of politics - international, racial and sexual - and holds it hostage at the top of one of the most famous buildings on Earth.
'Bateman on epic form in gloriously over-the-top saga''A hugely enjoyable novel...blessed with a beautiful sense of irony...it's like Carl Hiaasen, Tom Wolfe, and Roddy Doyle at their best'Bateman was a journalist in Northern Ireland before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, DIVORCING JACK, won the Betty Trask Prize, and all his novels have been critically acclaimed. He wrote the screenplays for the feature films DIVORCING JACK and WILD ABOUT HARRY and the popular TV series MURPHY`S LAW starring James Nesbitt. Bateman lives in Ireland with his family.Bateman featured in the Daily Telegraph
's Top 50 Crime Writers to Read Before You DieBateman's MYSTERY MAN was a Richard & Judy choice and has sold over 100,000 copiesBBC TV have bought the rights to Bateman's Mystery Man series and are considering a major TV productionBateman is loved by critics, booksellers, writers and readers alike: 'Funny and haunting in equal measure, MYSTERY MAN is Bateman at the top of his game' Sunday Independent
, Dublin; 'Funny as well as gripping' Ian Rankin; 'Bateman has a truly unique voice...he is a dark and brilliant champion of words' James Nesbitt; 'Witty, fast-paced and throbbing with menace' Time Out
Bateman has been awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Ulster for services to literature, a fantastic accolade for this prolific and incredibly talented writer