“As fun and fast and action-packed as a Saturday night at the movies with more double-crosses than a laced boot. A tribute to the creative process on the page, the stage, and what it takes to make one’s way in the cutthroat world of show business. A stand-out debut novel that is sure to be the first of many from Tyler Schwanke.” —Matt Goldman, New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award–winning television writer
- Breaking In
Release Date: 5/09/23
Formats: Retail CD Audiobook, MP3 CD, Digital Audiobook, Hardcover, eBook
Tyler Schwanke’s debut is a fast-moving, gritty, and hilarious tribute to Hollywood heist movies . . . and anyone who’s ever had a dream.
Millie has one goal: to make a movie in tribute to her late father. At the Manhattan Movie Academy, run by Ricky O’Naire, her favorite director, she’s determined to make it happen. But before she can finish her project, the academy is shut down. Seven months later, she sees a preview for the new O’Naire movie—and he’s stolen her idea.
Outraged, she reunites her former film crew to steal the movie and hold it for ransom days before its high-profile premiere. Putting their training and film-nerd backgrounds to use, they pull off the heist in extravagant fashion. But when an unexpected femme fatale uncovers their plan, it’s not long before a trio of hardened criminals want in on the take.
With the stakes now higher than she ever imagined—and her life on the line—Millie has no choice but to lead them all through a dazzling series of moves and countermoves that result in an ending not even Hollywood could see coming.