Pan Macmillan managing director Anthony Forbes Watson said it was “hugely exciting to see David address his extraordinary storytelling to younger readers”.
Thriller writer David Baldacci is to publish fantasy novel The Finisher with Pan Macmillan Children’s Books.
The Finisher is described as “a thrilling epic adventure story” following heroine Vega Jane “who lives in an ordinary world with extraordinary secrets” and is said to be “aimed at children and teenagers but certain to be enjoyed by readers of any age”. Film rights have been optioned by Sony Pictures, with Matt Tolmach (“The Amazing Spider-Man”) producing.
Pan Macmillan fiction editorial directors Trisha Jackson and Venetia Gosling bought the book from Arabella Stein at Abner Stein on behalf of Aaron Priest.