"[A]n audacious stand-alone that dares the reader to sympathize with a coldblooded killer whose lack of empathy allows his cunning to run free."


Mark Pryor                   author page

"As sharp and slick as a switchblade - both excellent entertainment and an acute psychological portrait.  Add Mark Pryor to your must-read list - I have."

— LEE CHILD, author of the Jack Reacher series. 

Dominic is a prosecutor, a musician, and an Englishman living in Texas. He's also a psychopath. His main goal is to hide his condition and lead a seemingly normal life in hopes to pay off his debts and become a full-time musician in Austin's  club scene. But on one lousy day his carefully-controlled world starts to shatter: he's demoted at work and accused of stealing a fellow musician's song. 

​"Hollow Man is terrific Texas noir: chilling, dark, and deadly. A psychopathic prosecutor, a mysterious beauty, and a heist gone wrong combine for a gripping story that’s damn entertaining."

—MEG GARDINER, Edgar Award–winning author of China Lake

He also meets a beautiful woman in a lime green dress--perhaps the biggest threat to his safety of all. At her urging, Dominic hatches a plan to steal a van he knows will be filled with cash. He picks two friends as accomplices, insisting on no guns and no violence. But a security guard catches them in the act and simple theft turns into capital murder. 

"Witty, nimble and elegant, Mark Pryor’s Hollow Man is both a sneaky, subversive delight and a deeply satisfying, classically constructed crime novel. A novel, and a writer, not to be missed."

—MEGAN ABBOTT, Edgar-award-winning author of Dare Me and The Fever

Cracks start to show in the conspiracy and, with no allegiance to anyone but himself, Dominic has to decide whether to stick by his partners in crime, or let his true nature come out to play.

"[D]evilishly clever and suspenseful... a denouement worthy of the neo-noir film classic The Usual Suspects."

—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"... not your grandmother's psychopath... [a] noirish, tiwsty tale."

       —BOOKLIST, Starred Review