To Angus Cargill at Faber, Alan Glynn's debut thriller WINTERLAND (November 2009), which has received advance praise from John Connolly and others. Cargill describes it as "an exceptional novel about widespread corruption, from government to street level, in modern day Dublin . . . Winterland seems set to mark Alan Glynn as the first literary chronicler of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland". Cargill bought the book with a pre-emptive bid through St Martin's Press.