According to underworld legend, the Rat Catcher is a peerless assassin who specializes in silencing mob snitches. There's just one problem - he doesn't exist. At least, not according to the U.S. Marshals who oversee the Witness Protection Program...

Now there's a pile of dead bodies in a burning safe house outside El Paso. The Rat Catcher has finally slipped up, and a washed-up FBI agent has one last chance to hunt him down before he disappears forever. But as the two master manhunters spiral in towards each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, each of them hides a secret from the other - secrets that could destroy them both.

New York Times best-selling author Andy Diggle partners with future superstar Victor Ibanez in a tense Vertigo Crime thriller that's unrelenting to the very last twist.

Vertigo Crime | 192 pages | Hardcover | $19.99 | ISBN 1401211585 | Mature Readers

Writer: Andy Diggle
Artist: Victor Ibanez
Publisher: Vertigo Crime

Praise for RAT CATCHER:

"Rat Catcher is hot stuff. Moral ambiguities abound, the action is fierce, and the artwork is deadly." - Ian Rankin

"Compelling graphic storytelling, full of twists, turns and vivid characters." - Dave Gibbons

"Potentially the strongest offering from the Vertigo Crime series thus far... The setting is rough, the story is hard and fast, and the mystery is engaging." - The Comics Journal

"The Vertigo Crime series is on a roll... and after reading an advanced copy I can tell you that this latest offering might be the best one yet. Gritty crime is right up Andy Diggle's alley and this twisty tale of a mystery assassin plaguing the U.S. Marshal service is tons of fun." - iFanboy