Vertical (Paperback)

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A group of urbex explorers breaking into the world’s tallest skyscraper in Moscow grapple with dangers from all sides in this pulse-pounding cinematic thriller for readers of Gregg Hurwitz and Patrick Hoffman.

Michael Foster, Cam Buckley and Maddie Acosta – all former activists in the infamous urbex crew Les Furies. Together they scaled buildings, broke into the spaces no-one else could, and chased a rush that still haunts them. 

Now though, Michael is stuck recovering from an injury, coding in a dead-end start-up, But Les Furies cannot hide forever. A journalist has uncovered Michael’s identity and he is being sent anonymous videos of his time in the crew. 

When he discovers that Cam and Maddie are planning on reuniting the crew one last time, to scale the Korova Tower in Moscow, he is sceptical. But the tower has never been scaled before. Breaking into the world’s tallest building on Russia Day is too good an opportunity to pass him by. 

But Michael is about to discover that the vertical city has another purpose, one far more sinister than he could have imagined, and this one final ride for Les Furies might well be the last thing any of them ever do.
Cody Goodfellow has written eight novels. His first two collections, Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars and All-Monster Action, each received the Wonderland Book Award. He wrote, co-produced and scored the short Lovecraftian films “Stay At Home Dad” and “Baby Got Bass.” As an actor, he has appeared in numerous short films, TV shows, music videos and commercials. He is a co-founder of Perilous Press, and lives in San Diego, California.
Product Details ISBN: 9781803363998
ISBN-10: 1803363991
Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English
“Cody Goodfellow's Vertical takes the phrase "propulsive thriller" and makes it come alive. Moving with the velocity of a body plummeting from a skyscraper, Goodfellow takes us places few of us have ever been and makes us feel every ounce of tension, terror, and triumph. Highly recommended.” —Jeffrey J, Mariotte, author of The Squad and Empty Rooms

"Forget Everest, for the urbex crew Les Furies, it's the built environment that's waiting to be conquered. With hurtling energy and a taste for dangerous fun Cody Goodfellow brings modern barnstorming to life in Vertical, a stomach-flipping drop tower in the form of a novel. You'll never look at a skyscraper the same way again." –Buzzy Jackson, author of To Die Beautiful: A Novel.


“Cody Goodfellow knows how to chill your blood.” — Stephen King

“It doesn't matter if he's doing crime, Lovecraftian short stories, strange literary fiction disguised as madman narratives, horror, or something in between, you always get an explosive mixture of ideas and superb use of language when reading Cody Goodfellow.” — Gabino Iglesias, author of Coyote Songs

“80s vintage horror with a contemporary edge. An exemplary wordsmith, his prose sticks a needle in your brain and gives it a twist. This stuff is Lovecraft on acid.” — Laird Barron, author of The Imago Sequence & Other Stories

“Cody Goodfellow's imagination is a freeway flyer, and his prose is a ride on a rocket-sled. He's one of the two or three god-damned best writers in the genres today.” — Michael Shea, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Nifft the Lean and Copping Squid