Rat Catch-er (rat) (kach’әr) , n. 1. According to underworld legend, a Rat Catcher is a peerless assassin who silences protected mob informants. From The New York Times Bestselling author of THE LOSERS, comes RAT CATCHER, a captivating story of double-crossings and murder. There’s a burning Federal safe house just outside El Paso with a pile of burning bodies inside. The job appears to have been botched. Now, a washed-up FBI agent, with a close personal connection to the victims, has one last chance to hunt down the Rat Catcher before he disappears forever. There’s just one problem—he doesn’t exist—at least not to the Federal agents and marshals who oversee the Witness Protection Program. As the characters are identified and form alliances, two men in particular spiral towards each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Playing out across the badlands of West Texas with its wild and haunting nature, each of them hides a deadly secret from the other—a secret that could destroy them both… Veteran writer Andy Diggle (whose book THE LOSERS was adapted into a major motion picture) returns to Vertigo with a fast-paced new crime thriller illustrated by debut Vertigo artist, Victor Ibañez. Internationally bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin says, “RAT CATCHER is hot stuff. Moral ambiguities abound, the action is fierce, and the artwork is deadly.” So get reading because, in January 2011 the question will be: Just who is the Rat Catcher? Check out the RAT CATCHER 6 page preview appearing in Vertigo comics starting today!