New from Down & Out Books: MAN ON THE RUN by Charles Salzberg

TAMPA, Fla. - April 17, 2023 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that MAN ON THE RUN, a crime thriller by Charles Salzberg, has been published on April 17, 2023 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Master burglar Francis Hoyt is on the run. After walking away from his arraignment in a Connecticut courtroom, he's now a fugitive who has to figure out what he's going to do with the rest of his life.

And so, he heads west, to Los Angeles, where he meets Dakota, a young true crime podcaster who happens to be doing a series on Hoyt. At the same time, he's approached by a mysterious attorney who makes Hoyt an offer he can't refuse: break into a "mob bank," and liberate the contents.

Advance praise for MAN ON THE RUN …

"One part heist movie, one part psychological thriller, three parts great character and blend. Salzberg's superb Man on the Run will keep your head spinning from the first page to the last." —Reed Farrel Coleman

"Smart, sly and compelling, with a fascinating main character—the very definition of intelligent suspense." —Lee Child

"Charles Salzberg is a genius at not only crafting a helluva page-turner of a heist novel, but he also manages to make the reader care about Francis Hoyt, master burglar and pathological narcissist. " —James R. Benn, author of the Billy Boyle World War II mystery series

"It's a battle of wits and nerves as a cop, a robber, and a journalist dance around one another, weaving a tapestry of deceit and suspense. Salzberg's dialogue flows like water until it finds truth in this most entertaining read." —Matt Goldman, New York Times bestselling author

Meet the author …

CHARLES SALZBERG is a freelance writer who has lived in New York City his whole life. He is a former magazine journalist who's written for New York magazine, Esquire, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Redbook and other periodicals. He is the author of more than two dozen nonfiction books. His first novel, Swann's Last Song, was nominated for a Shamus Award. Second Story Man won the Beverly Hills Book Award and was nominated for a Shamus Award and the David Award. He teaches writing at the New York Writers Workshop, where he is a Founding Member, and is on the Board of MWA-NY.

In its twelfth year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books ( is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact

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