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Jon Stock - Author

About the Author

Jon Stock is currently Weekend editor of the Telegraph. He is the author of two novels, 'The Riot Act' and the 'Cardamom Club', and is also a columnist with The Week magazine in India. He lives in Wiltshire with his wife and three young children.

After reading English at Cambridge University, he worked as a freelance journalist in London, writing features for most of Britain's national newspapers, as well as contributing regularly to BBC Radio 4. He was also chosen for Carlton TV's acclaimed scriptwriters course. Between 1998 and 2000, he was Delhi correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. On his return to Britain, he worked on various Saturday sections of the paper before taking up a staff job as editor of Weekend in 2005. He has been writing the Last Word column in The Week since he lived in Cochin, South India in 1995.

'The Riot Act', published by Serpent's Tail, was launched on the 50th floor of Canary Wharf tower. The book was shortlisted by the Crime Writers' Association for its best first novel award and was subsequently published by Gallimard in France as part of its acclaimed Serie Noir. The 'Cardamom Club' was published by Blackamber (now Arcadia Books) in Britain and by Penguin in India. Both were spy novels.

Featured books by Jon Stock

Dirty Little Secret

Dirty Little Secret

Author: Jon Stock Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

The special relationship between London and Washington is in tatters. Salim Dhar, the world's most wanted terrorist, has disappeared after an audacious attack on an American target in the UK. The CIA believes Daniel Marchant, renegade MI6 officer, was involved. But Marchant has a bigger secret: Dhar has agreed to work for MI6, promising to protect the UK from future terrorist atrocities. He has also asked for something in return: Marchant must help him with a final strike against America. Should Britain sign up to this Faustian pact or hunt them both down? Intelligence chiefs are divided - and one of them is working for Moscow.

Other books by Jon Stock

Dirty Little Secret

Dirty Little Secret

Author: Jon Stock Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

The special relationship between London and Washington is in tatters. Salim Dhar, the world's most wanted terrorist, has disappeared after an audacious attack on an American target in the UK. The CIA believes Daniel Marchant, renegade MI6 officer, was involved. But Marchant has a bigger secret: Dhar has agreed to work for MI6, promising to protect the UK from future terrorist atrocities. He has also asked for something in return: Marchant must help him with a final strike against America. Should Britain sign up to this Faustian pact or hunt them both down? Intelligence chiefs are divided - and one of them is working for Moscow.

Daniel Marchant Spy Trilogy: Dead Spy Running, Games Traitors Play, Dirty Little Secret

Daniel Marchant Spy Trilogy: Dead Spy Running, Games Traitors Play, Dirty Little Secret

Author: Jon Stock Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2013

Praised as a cross between Le Carre and Bourne, discover the Daniel Marchant spy trilogy featuring all three espionage thrillers in one collection.Dead Spy RunningSuspended MI6 agent Daniel Marchant is running the London Marathon alongside a man strapped with explosives. To keep the bomb from detonating, they must keep running. But is Daniel secretly working for the terrorists?Marchant's father, ex-chief of MI6, was accused by the CIA of treachery. To prove his innocence, Marchant must unearth his father's dark past and challenge the heavy hand of America's war on terror.Games Traitors PlaySalim Dhar is the world's most wanted terrorist and the only man to track him down is renegade MI6 officer, Daniel Marchant.As Britain braces itself for a terrifying cocktail of terrorist attacks, Marchant is forced to confront dark personal truths about loyalty and love. For the only way to stop Dhar is to play the traitor's game.Dirty Little SecretSalim Dhar has disappeared after an attack on a US target. The CIA believes Daniel Marchant was involved but he has a bigger secret: Dhar is working for MI6, protecting the UK from future attacks. He has also asked for something in return: Marchant must help him with a final strike against America.Does loyalty to one's country come above all else, whatever the price? Or are some relationships too special to ignore?

Dirty Little Secret

Dirty Little Secret

Author: Jon Stock Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/08/2012

The third instalment of the pulse-pounding Legoland Trilogy. The special relationship between London and Washington is in tatters. Salim Dhar, the world's most wanted terrorist, has disappeared after an audacious attack on an American target in the UK. The CIA believes Daniel Marchant was involved. But Marchant has a bigger secret: Dhar has agreed to work for MI6. In return Marchant must help him with a final strike against America. But does loyalty to one's country come above all else, whatever the price? This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.

Games Traitors Play

Games Traitors Play

Author: Jon Stock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2011

Re-inventing the spy story for the 21st Century. John Le Carre meets Jason Bourne! Salim Dhar is the world's most wanted terrorist. The CIA is under pressure to hunt him down, after he narrowly failed to kill the US president. The borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan are the target of relentless drone strikes. Echelon, the West's intelligence analysis network, is in meltdown, monitoring all channels for the faintest trace of Dhar. But no one can find him. Only Daniel Marchant, renegade MI6 officer, knows where he is. Marchant has been living in Marrakech, listening to the traditional Berber storytellers as they enthral tourists with tales from The Arabian Nights. Marchant believes that Dhar has shunned technology, retreating to old customs:coded messages for Dhar are being embedded in ancient narratives. When a man flees from the square, Marchant pursues him up into the Atlas Mountains, where he sees an unmarked military helicopter take off and head east. Is someone shielding Dhar to perpetrate an act of proxy terrorism on the West? Or is the CIA right when it claims to have killed him? To discover the truth, Marchant must be recruited by Moscow. But Marcus Fielding, erudite Chief of MI6, doubts that his young intelligence officer has the mental strength to be a double agent. It's a role that will require him to believe his late father was a traitor, an allegation that Marchant fought long and hard to dispel. Now he must rekindle those rumours and confront dark truths about his own loyalties. He must also work with Lakshmi Meena, the CIA's beautiful new liaison officer in London. Can he ever trust a woman-or an American-again after being betrayed by her predecessor? As Britain braces itself for an airborne terrorist attack, Marchant survives torture in Morocco and India in his bid to find and stop Dhar. Will family ties ultimately prove more binding than ideology? In an absorbing thriller that combines the nuances of Cold War Le Carre with the ejector-seat excitement of Top Gun, Marchant discovers that treachery is the greatest game of all.

Games Traitors Play

Games Traitors Play

Author: Jon Stock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2011

Re-inventing the spy story for the 21st Century. John Le Carre meets Jason Bourne! Salim Dhar is the world's most wanted terrorist. The CIA is under pressure to hunt him down, after he narrowly failed to kill the US president. The borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan are the target of relentless drone strikes. Echelon, the West's intelligence analysis network, is in meltdown, monitoring all channels for the faintest trace of Dhar. But no one can find him. Only Daniel Marchant, renegade MI6 officer, knows where he is. Marchant has been living in Marrakech, listening to the traditional Berber storytellers as they enthral tourists with tales from The Arabian Nights. Marchant believes that Dhar has shunned technology, retreating to old customs:coded messages for Dhar are being embedded in ancient narratives. When a man flees from the square, Marchant pursues him up into the Atlas Mountains, where he sees an unmarked military helicopter take off and head east. Is someone shielding Dhar to perpetrate an act of proxy terrorism on the West? Or is the CIA right when it claims to have killed him? To discover the truth, Marchant must be recruited by Moscow. But Marcus Fielding, erudite Chief of MI6, doubts that his young intelligence officer has the mental strength to be a double agent. It's a role that will require him to believe his late father was a traitor, an allegation that Marchant fought long and hard to dispel. Now he must rekindle those rumours and confront dark truths about his own loyalties. He must also work with Lakshmi Meena, the CIA's beautiful new liaison officer in London. Can he ever trust a woman-or an American-again after being betrayed by her predecessor? As Britain braces itself for an airborne terrorist attack, Marchant survives torture in Morocco and India in his bid to find and stop Dhar. Will family ties ultimately prove more binding than ideology? In an absorbing thriller that combines the nuances of Cold War Le Carre with the ejector-seat excitement of Top Gun, Marchant discovers that treachery is the greatest game of all.

Games Traitors Play

Games Traitors Play

Author: Jon Stock Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/02/2011

British spy Daniel Marchant is back in the thrilling sequel to Dead Spy Running . This is a special Edition featuring Exclusive Author Interview on Bonus CD. Salim Dhar is the world's most wanted terrorist. The CIA is under pressure to hunt him down, after he narrowly failed to assassinate the US president. Despite relentless drone strikes across the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, no one can find him. Only Daniel Marchant, renegade MI6 officer, knows where he is. But as the British security services prepare for a devastating terrorist attack, Marchant finds himself in a race against time to stop Dhar and prevent carnage on a scale the UK has never know before...This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.

Dead Spy Running

Dead Spy Running

Author: Jon Stock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2010

Re-inventing the spy story for the 21st Century. John Le Carre meets Jason Bourne! Suspended MI6 agent Daniel Marchant is running out of time. He's alongside a man strapped with explosives at the London Marathon. If they drop their speed the belt will detonate, killing all around them. But is Marchant secretly working for the terrorists? Marchant's father, ex-chief of MI6, was accused by the CIA of treachery. To prove his innocence, Marchant must take a perilous journey via Poland and India to unearth his father's dark past, test his relationship with fellow spy Leila and challenge the heavy hand of America's war on terror. Most of all, he has to learn to trust no one.

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