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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: HarperLuxe; Lgr edition (April 2, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006225362X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062253620
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,772,789 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Fevered stand-alone suspense novel... Narrow escapes, tense situations, and false clues abound as Gross spins the action to an exciting... ending.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Edge-of-the-seat pace.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Gross is a master of suspense” (Washington Post)

“A fascinating ride. ... The only thing wrong with a book like this is that it ends.” (Criminal Element)

“There is enough action and suspense in No Way Back for two, even three novels.” (Bookreporter.com)

“At once harrowing and heartrending, No Way Back finds Gross at the top of his form, (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

“Nail-biting, heart-pumping suspense . . . No Way Back is a masterful thriller (New York Journal of Books)

From the Back Cover

Wendy Gould is an attractive, happy suburban mom, and an experienced ex-cop. A chance meeting with a stranger in a hotel ends when the man is murdered and she's the only witness, forcing her to run from rogue federal agents determined to keep her silent, even if it means killing her. Things only get worse when the authorities—the wrong ones—find their way to her door, giving her no recourse but to flee from her only safe haven.

Lauritzia Velez, meanwhile, is a devoted nanny. She's also a woman with a deadly secret that has driven her into hiding until she can prove her innocence.

Scared and alone, these two women will eventually join forces against a nefarious web of treachery, lies, and corruption involving drug lords, arms dealers, and shadowy ­figures in the highest echelons of government.

No Way Back is a breathtaking tale full of twists and thrill-ing surprises from the bestselling author who is, "coming up on the rails behind Harlan Coben and Lee Child" (Evening Standard, UK).


More About the Author

Andrew Gross is the author of New York Times and international bestsellers The Blue Zone, Don't Look Twice, and The Dark Tide, which was nominated for the Best Thriller of the Year award by the International Thriller Writers, Reckless, and most recently, Eyes Wide Open. He is also coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. He lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife, Lynn. You can follow Andrew Gross on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and at AndrewGross Books.com.

Customer Reviews

We have read all of Andrew Gross's books, but thought that this was his best one yet.
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I read this book in 2 days.....I thought it was great...just couldn't put it down, til I finished it.
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The twists and turns in the story keep the reader turning the pages to see what is happening next.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 45 people found the following review helpful By kacunnin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 28, 2013
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Andrew Gross's NO WAY BACK is a generic, predictable thriller about Mexican drug cartels, vengeful murder, and corrupt elements of the US government. There are actually two different stories at work here - the first is about Wendy Gould who makes the mistake of visiting the hotel room of a man she meets in the bar; she's upset about a fight she had with her husband, and Curtis looks way cute (she refers to him as "Mr. Cutie"). Unfortunately, three people end up dead, including a Federal agent, and Wendy is the prime suspect. The second story is about Lauritzia Valez, a Mexican refugee who is working illegally as a nanny for a lawyer and his wife. She and her family have been the victims of a murderous Mexican crime boss named Cano and his gang of thugs, Los Zetas. When Cano's men find her, she wants to run - but where can she hide? These two stories do eventually come together, but it takes a while. And everything that happens is pretty much what you expect to happen, including the final showdown.

There's something strange about how NO WAY BACK is written. The novel begins with a brief prologue set in Mexico that apparently takes place four years before the principle story begins (although this is not made clear); the connection between this prologue and the rest of the novel isn't even suggested until mid-way through the book. Wendy's story takes center stage for the first few chapters; we don't meet Lauritzia until about fifty pages in. At first it seems that Wendy's story and Lauritzia's are taking place at the same time, but in different locations (i.e., Wendy is in the hotel room where the murders take place at the same time Lauritzia is confronted by the Los Zetas).
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By plane on April 2, 2013
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Andrew Gross again comes out with a "grab the reader fast and hold them" novel. The book centers on the
Mexican Drug Cartel and it's evil tentacles spreading into the United States. Two different, but very brave
women are brought together by events tied to murders committed by one of the Cartels. In order to survive they must unite to find the causes of their danger.
Wendy Gould is a suburban housewife caught in a chance situation in a hotel room that forces her to
kill a government agent to save her own life. Her shooting skills come from a past job with a police department.
Lauritzia Velez, on the other hand, is a nanny working for a wealthy couple tending their children. Her past,
which she keeps hidden from her employers, involves an indirect involvement with a Mexican drug cartel and
the necessity to flee Mexico to save her life.
Gross brings the two together in a very logical and well thought out scenario while keeping the reader
riveted to the book. His plot and events in the story show the same attention to detail that he has
exhibited in the past both while collaborating with James Patterson and writing on his own. The only
problem I find with Andrew's books is that they end and I have to wait for the next one. "No Way Back"
continues with the trend set by Mr Gross of good plots, riveting action and logical sequences to get the
reader and hold him or her.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By reviewer on May 23, 2013
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I was really pulled into the plot for the first half of the story, but somehow it lost steam in the second half of the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DWD's Reviews VINE VOICE on April 26, 2013
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This is my fifth Andrew Gross novel. Unlike in his other novels, the characters in No Way Back failed to connect with me. The hallmarks of an Andrew Gross novel are all present here: an easy writing style, a quick-moving plot and some sort of shocking event that causes the main characters' lives to spin out of control. But, unlike the other books, I found myself to be lukewarm to all of the "good guys" and the sinister plot that held the bad guys together to be forced.

In No Way Back the reader meets Wendy Gould, a married suburbanite who almost has a one night stand with a handsome piano player after she has had a horrible fight with her husband. She stops it before they progress to the actual deed and while she is in the bathroom re-arranging her clothes a stranger enters the room, argues with the piano player, tosses a gun to him and then kills him. Wendy steps out, picks up the gun and then kills the attacker. Then she flees and is framed for both murders.

As the bodies start to pile up, Wendy digs into her case and discovers connections that lead her to a Mexican nanny with a dangerous past.

Nothing about this book was particularly bad, but nothing was particularly great either. The plot moves forwards at a relentless pace, but it is sometimes unclear as to the why and how of how it all comes together. The characters are interesting people but there is nothing there that makes the reader really want to connect to Wendy or to the nanny, Lauritzia Valdez. I read to the end to see how the story ended up but not to see what happened to the characters themselves.

Pet peeves:
#1) the Spanish is atrocious, and this is a recurring problem in Andrew Gross books. I like the fact that he tries to offer some Spanish to lend some authenticity.
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