RATS: A NomaD Thriller Book One


RATS: A NomaD Thriller

Joe Klingler’s acclaimed debut techno-thriller novel explodes from the remnants of a war long past to headlines of Washington secrets masquerading as corporate incompetence when two modern-day warriors face off.  

Both are skilled at violence. And deception.  

Both are accustomed to winning. 

Summer greets the land of the midnight sun as a lone rider races across the last American wilderness, delivering on a promise he made long ago. He has many names, but the world only knows a shadow called the Daemon.  

Claire Ferreti, an Army sniper soon to be drawn into a black-ops mission, sips sake in Washington D.C. with her lover, a young, ambitious General whose geo-security specialty remains classified.  

When a boy finds a small machine with two wheels, Claire and the Daemon embark on a collision course that leads to a test of skill, a clash of ideologies, and Claire’s unconscious body lying in a typhoon-ravaged jungle. In that instant, she becomes the hunted, the Daemon’s tool for survival, and an unforeseen threat. 

As the General pursues them into a labyrinth of cyber-secrets, political necessity and financial reality collide like a fireball piercing steel. 



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Critical Acclaim For Joe’s Debut Novel, RATS

“A nuanced techno-thriller with both brains and brawn.” - Kirkus Reviews

“As a thriller, mystery, and military-industrial adventure story, RATS succeeds thoroughly.” - San Francisco Book Review

“Joe Klingler's novel is an intelligent, non-stop page turner. Klingler knows his technology, but also knows how to bring out depth in characters, major or not.” - Manhattan Book Review


  • 2015 International Rubery Awards—Fiction Short List 
  • Great Midwest Book Festival—Winner
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Read the second book in the series, FLEE

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