"Safecracker is a blisteringly original slice of contemporary noir as channeled through both Donald Westlake and his alter ego Richard Stark... reminiscent of Lawrence Block and George Higgins at their level best..."

—Jon Land, USA Today  bestselling author of the Murder, She Wrote  series

About Ryan

Ryan Wick is an author, award-winning director, screenwriter and Filipino martial arts instructor. A member of both the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers, when he isn’t hunkered down inside his apartment in New York writing, Ryan enjoys traveling the world and scuba diving beneath it. Currently, he is hard at work on the next novel in the Michael Maven series and has no plans on stopping anytime soon.

About Safecracker

Coming August 11th, 2020

In this wicked debut, safecracker Michael Maven must pull off the most dangerous theft of his long career—or his friends and family will be killed.

Safecracker Michael Maven's latest job should be simple: steal a rare coin from a New York apartment. Then the coin's owner comes home with a beautiful woman. So he hides. Then she murders him. So he hides a bit better. Then she tries to take the coin herself, which is the last straw. While Maven narrowly escapes being killed himself, he's then coerced by her boss, a sadistic drug lord, into a far more complicated, far more dangerous job.

Film Work

For a taste of some stories Ryan has told visually, you can check out samples of his film and video work by clicking on the image.

Praise for Safecracker

"Ryan Wick is an authentic new voice in the crime fiction genre. Safecracker grabs you from the first sentence and keeps up a page-turning pace right to the end. A must read for fans of Don Winslow's early work." 

—Scott Caladon, author of Darke Mission, Winner of the 2015 People's Book Prize for Fiction

"Safecracker is a taut, fresh, well-written take on the complicated life of a master thief trying to stay one step ahead of the drug cartels. Once I picked it up, I could not put it down." 

—Mark Sullivan, bestselling author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky