Benjamin Sobieck

Author, Benjamin Sobieck

Benjamin Sobieck works for F+W, the parent company of legacy non-fiction magazines, books, TV shows, events and vertical content brands. It’s his job to develop these brands into 21st century businesses. He has written for Gun Digest, BLADE, Living Ready, Tactical Gear, Deer & Deer Hunting (and its cable TV shows), Modern Shooter, Turkey & Turkey Hunting, Trapper & Predator Caller, Antique Trader, Goldmine, Sports Collectors Digest, Horticulture, Writer’s Digest, Tyrus Books, The Writers Store, Old Cars Weekly, and Military Trader, among others.
He is the author of Cleansing Eden, 8 Funny Detective Stories with Maynard Soloman, Gal-Damn Detective, and Weapons for Writers: A Practical Reference for Writing Firearms and Knives in Fiction. His stories have appeared in Drunk on the Moon 2, Exiles, Four Days of Madness, Crimespree Magazine, Out of the Gutter, Black Heart Magazine; Thrillers, Killers ‘n’ Chillers, and other flash fiction ‘zines.
Prior to F+W, he was a crime reporter for the Cambridge Star in Minnesota.
Ben Sobieck graduated from St. Cloud State University with a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing in 2007. He helps his family run a ranch in North Dakota, where The Invisible Hand is set. Much of what is depicted in the novel is based on actual events.

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"Bullets, Booze and Bastards"

The Invisible Hand,

by Benjamin Sobieck

$4.99 ebook, $14.95 paperback

While drinking in a rural North Dakota bar on the edge of the modern day oil boom Wil Reynolds is tapped by a farmer to perform a mercy kill on his sick wife. Wil gets cold feet and kills the farmer instead. Unsure of what to do next, he also kills the farmer’s wife. The local sheriff and his deputy hire a private contractor named Jane to find the fugitive. But Will and a female hitchhiker named Sam set out for Man Camp, a makeshift community of oil workers squatting on the prairie. Can Wil’s pursuers be far behind? And is Jane who she claims to be? Is Sam? Will anybody survive this chase as Will and Sam make a stand at his family farm? Can he escape the invisible hand of fate?

Raves for The Invisible Hand

The Invisible Hand is Ben Sobieck's third novel, but it reads with all the confidence and swagger of an old pro. Reminiscent of modern day hardboiled masters like Boston Teran and Don Winslow, Hand is one of those novels that makes you feel like you're trapped on a speeding bullet train that's just lost its brakes. A must read for noir fans."
- Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Everything Burns and The Remains

“Sobieck builds a gritty mystery on the Bakken oil patch that fuels the American dream and that few Americans have ever seen. Raw as the North Dakota wind, rooted in real flesh-and-blood characters, you'll struggle to put this book down.”
- Court Merrigan, author of Moondog Over The Mekong

“Ben Sobieck's The Invisible Hand is fucking nuts. That's a compliment.”
- Anthony Neil Smith, author of the Billy Lafitte series

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