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James Barrington - Author

About the Author

James Barrington is a trained military pilot who has worked in covert operations and espionage. He now lives in Andorra, and this is his first novel. James Barrington is a pseudonym.
 

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Understrike

Understrike

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2018

An earth-shattering plot, a race against timeRussia has developed a new offensive capability. It's devastating and, above all, secret. The world would be remade.But when a corpse turns up on the remote Arctic island of Svalbard, it soon becomes clear this was no accidental death. The body has been flagged by secret services and before long Paul Richter is sent, covertly, to investigate.Meeting old friends, he plunges into a breakneck chase taking him from the frozen North to the rocky islands and blazing sun of the Azores. The stakes have never been higher. This time Richter is truly on edge, working at the limits of global survival...Frightening in scale and plausibility, based on the most up-to-date science and intelligence, this is the most gripping Paul Richter thriller yet. Perfect for fans of James Phelan, Chris Ryan and Andy McNab.

Falklands: Voyage to War

Falklands: Voyage to War

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2018

The true story of one young naval officer's journey to warSpring 1982. The government of Argentina seizes control of an obscure group of islands in the South Atlantic. And the Falklands War, the last great naval conflict of the 20th century, is about to begin.On board HMS Illustrious a young naval officer, James Barrington, started keeping a diary - the story of a young man embarking on a terrifying adventure from which he couldn't know if he would return alive. A fascinating glimpse into the psychology of going into battle for the first time, the anxiety, anticipation and excitement are captured in brilliant detail, as is the intense preparation that went into recapturing the islands.Falklands: Voyage To War is a must-read for fans of real-life military stories such as Sniper One, 3 Para or Apache Down.

John Browning: Man and Gun Maker

John Browning: Man and Gun Maker

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2018

The man behind every gun manufactured todayJohn Browning was the most influential gun designer who ever lived. After building his first firearm aged thirteen, he went on to create a series of radical blueprints for pistols, rifles and machine guns that changed the way wars were fought and streets were policed.But who was the man behind the weapons? How did he manage to revolutionise the way guns worked? And what drove him to keep innovating right through his life?A short must-read for gun collectors, enthusiasts and anyone interested in the history of firearms from bestselling thriller writer James Barrington.James Barrington is a trained military pilot and the author of worldwide bestsellers such as Manhunt, Overkill and To Do Or Die.

Operation XD

Operation XD

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2018

Eddie Dawson returns in his most explosive outing yetIf an officer wants to talk, something's usually wrong. Plucked from his unit, Eddie Dawson knows trouble awaits.The Netherlands is under Nazi invasion from land and sea. Amsterdam is besieged. But the Nazis aren't interested only in conquest; they want the enormous Dutch oil reserves for their war effort.Soon Dawson understands what game is afoot: he's an explosives expert, and there's a load of oil that needs to be destroyed. But can he get there in time - and get out alive? It's only beginning of even more explosive missionBased on true events, this latest James Barrington WW2 thriller is intense and unputdownable. Buckle up! The Eddie Dawson novelsTo Do or DieRight and GloryOperation XD

Insurrection

Insurrection

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2017

Paul Richter returns in James Barrington's gripping new thrillerIn Syria, a ritualistic ISIS beheading seems like another barbaric part of a terrible war. But this time is different...In London, Paul Richter is briefed about a series of seemingly unconnected events, notably a terrifying spate of seemingly random shootings in America. Something doesn't quite fit. Before long Richter is on the case and in the line of fire.It seems a plot far bigger and more dangerous than anyone could have imagined is brewing from the mountains of the Hindu Kush and the deserts of Syria to the heart of Middle America.With no information, the clock is ticking for Richter - and millions of innocent lives.For readers of James Patterson, Will Jordan and Chris Ryan, the Agent Paul Richter series is intense, visceral and totally unmissable.Watch out for more Agent Paul Richter thrillersManhuntOverkillPandemicFoxbatTimebombPaybackInsurrection

Paul Richter Omnibus

Paul Richter Omnibus

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2017

The bestselling military thrillers, now in a special omnibus editionPaul Richter: listed as working with the Foreign Operations Executive. Special forces and pilot experience. Trouble? Guaranteed. From supersonic chases above the Russian tundra to terrorists in Dubai and covert battles in North Korea, these are the most explosive thrillers you'll ever read. This omnibus edition contains all six books in the series so far.The Agent Paul Richter ThrillersManhuntOverkillPandemicFoxbatTimebombPayback

To Do or Die

To Do or Die

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2017

Treachery and valour in the Second World WarAs Hitler's armies march across Europe, Eddie Dawson, an explosives expert and lance-corporal in the Royal Engineers, is sent to France on an assessment mission.His task completed, he anticipates an early return to Britain. Instead, he's sent to German territory where the French have launched an ill-advised invasion. Dawson's demolition skills are needed to clear a minefield.Within hours everything goes wrong. Dawson and a fellow sapper are caught on the wrong side of the front line. Their obvious escape route blocked, they head north, but their troubles have only just begunTo Do or Die is the first in a series of exciting adventure novels from James Barrington, writing as Max Adams. Set in the Second World War, a time of heroes, outlandish bravery and brutal hand-to-hand combat, they are sure to enthral fans of Band of Brothers, James Holland and Iain Gale. '[An] absorbing story [James Barrington] knows his stuff.' - The Historical Novels ReviewThe Eddie Dawson novelsTo Do or DieRight and GloryOperation XD

Right and Glory

Right and Glory

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2017

Bravery and close combat in the fight against HitlerEddie Dawson and Major Sykes are sent to the impregnable Eben Emael in Belgium, the strongest fort in the world. That night activity in the village wakes them and they return to the fort and witness a group of German soldiers landing on the roof in gliders. This main attack lasts 20 minutes, leaving Eben Emael crippled. But Dawson is disturbed - he has seen the Germans do the impossible: blasting holes through solid 12 inch steel armour using some kind of new demolition charge.This new secret weapon could change everything. They simply must get one. But how? And can they make it out through deadly enemy lines, out all the way to Dunkirk and safety? The second explosive tale of Eddie Dawson's derring-do in the Second World War, from bestselling thriller writer James Barrington, writing as Max Adams. The Eddie Dawson novelsTo Do or DieRight and GloryOperation XD

Retribution

Retribution

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2016

Paul Richter is backAn African prince is gunned down outside a London restaurant. But this is no ordinary assassination. Who is the third killer? Why was there no threat warning? And why did the killers kidnap one of the bodyguards, a former SAS soldier? Paul Richter is sent on the case. Before long he is in a deadly game of cat and mouse, wounded and chased through the English countryside. Richter will have to rely on all his combat skills and luck to avoid retributionA standalone novella in the Paul Richter series, Retribution shows James Barrington at his best: fast, action-packed and giving absolutely no quarter. Watch out for more Agent Paul Richter thrillers1. Manhunt2. Overkill3. Pandemic4. Foxbat5. Timebomb6. PaybackComing in 2017: the next full length Paul Richter thriller.

Timebomb

Timebomb

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2016

A long-forgotten threat becomes a deadly new dangerWhat should have been a routine arrest near Geneva turns into a bloody shoot-out. Four terrorists and four policeman are left dead, with Paul Richter on the run from a murder charge.Back in the UK, a tramp is viciously murdered on the Isle of Sheppey. Then a surveillance operation in Stuttgart goes badly wrong when a mole tips off the terrorists.As Richter hunts for the connection between these widely separated events, he discovers a chilling plot: to use the world's largest ever non-nuclear explosion to devastate the City of London, and leave thousands dead. Pitted against both a vicious and highly-experienced terrorist, and a ruthless gang of international criminals, Richter must use all his skill and grit to prevent the atrocity. But the true identity of the mastermind will come as a shock to everyone.The fifth Paul Richter novel showcases James Barrington as an elite thriller writer at the very height of his powers. With twists and turns aplenty, it portrays the world of a military operator with an almost unrivalled precision and verve.Watch out for more Agent Paul Richter thrillersManhuntOverkillPandemicFoxbatTimebombPayback

Foxbat

Foxbat

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2016

Stop the nuclear strike - at all costs...1976: A Russian pilot defects to Japan in a MiG-25 Foxbat interceptor. Flying virtually at sea level to avoid pursuing fighters and with just thirty seconds of fuel remaining, he lands at Hakodate Airport. Before the aircraft is handed back to the Russians, American agencies reduce it to a pile of components and then rebuild it. Despite the wealth of intelligence they glean, however, they fail to realise its true purposeThe Present Day: American satellites have detected unusual activity at several Algerian air bases. At An Oussera, a large hangar has been cordoned off and armed guards are posted outside. Western intelligence agencies suspect that Algeria might be launching an attack on Libya or Morocco. But they also have a greater concern: that these new weapons systems could be targeted by a rogue nuclear state. With global security in the balance, the only way to find the true threat is to get someone inside.Paul Richter is this 'deniable asset', called into action once more in a furiously exciting thriller, perfect for fans of Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum or Mark Greaney.Watch out for more Agent Paul Richter thrillersManhuntOverkillPandemicFoxbatTimebombPayback

Payback

Payback

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2016

A race against time in the Middle EastHauled back from an exercise with the SAS, Paul Richter is tasked with a short-notice extraction job. It goes well and as a reward he's given an easy job: investigating James Holden, a middle-aged Englishman living in Dubai, who appears to predict terrorist attacks.It should be simple - a break in the sun and a couple of days' work - but, almost as soon as he arrives in Dubai, Richter is diverted to Bahrain. Then it all begins to get complicated.Who is the secretive patient in the nearby Manama hospital? Who slaughtered a dozen people at a remote stable in Saudi Arabia, seemingly just to steal one horse? And why has a US State Department jet carrying a specialist CIA team been diverted to Cairo?Nothing makes sense until Richter finally uncovers the outline of a truly catastrophic plot...The final Paul Richter novel is an utterly exhilarating and no-holds-barred thriller with a race-against-time series ending that will leave you stunned.Watch out for more Agent Paul Richter thrillersManhuntOverkillPandemicFoxbatTimebombPaybackInsurrection

Overkill

Overkill

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2016

The Cold War is far from over... Agent Paul Richter is back in a searing novel that takes the world to the brinkA group of disgruntled Russian supremos decide the time has come to deploy their secret nuclear arsenal. They team up with al-Qaeda in order to neutralise America and take political and economic control of western Europe.Only one man can stop them - a British intelligence agent: Paul Richter.Richter discovers that Europe has been seeded with neutron bombs, with more lethal nuclear devices planted in strategic cities throughout the US Now the American government is about to be handed an ultimatum - abandon Europe to Russian forces or see millions of its citizens destroyed. What the renegade Russians don't realise is their own allies have an even deadlier agenda.Richter is the only man that can stop them. But time is running out.From thundering plane chases above Siberia, to a thrilling showdown in Gibraltar, this gripping espionage thriller is perfect for fans of Robert Ludlum, Tom Cain and Andy McNabWatch out for more Agent Paul Richter thrillersManhuntOverkillPandemicFoxbatTimebombPayback

Pandemic

Pandemic

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2016

Eliminate everyone who knowsThe wreck of an aircraft raises questions - and uncovers a horrific truth for Agent Paul RichterOff the island of Crete an illicit diver finds a 30-year-old aircraft on the seabed. He recovers a steel case containing four sealed flasks from amongst the corpses still trapped inside. Within twelve hours he succumbs to a hideous death.Agency trouble-shooter Paul Richter is sent to investigate, but encounters far more questions than answers. Why has the CIA ordered the total destruction of the aircraft's remnants? Why is a hit team roaming the island? Who is targeting members of the hit team itself? And why are retired agents back in America facing professional assassination?As Richter gets ever-closer to unravelling a decades-old secret, even he is unprepared for the sheer horror that awaits.James Barrington continues the Paul Richter series in this nail-biting techno-thriller for fans of Chris Ryan, David Baldacci and the Bourne films Watch out for more Agent Paul Richter thrillersManhuntOverkill PandemicFoxbatTimebombPayback

Manhunt

Manhunt

Author: James Barrington Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2016

Nobody is above suspicionThe first in an unputdownable series of explosive thrillers featuring Agent Paul RichterIn the intelligence world, it hurts when a senior officer goes bad. When that senior officer can't be identified, it hurts even more. With the security of Britain's most secret files at stake, and trust a commodity in short supply, a deception operation must flush out the traitor.Paul Richter, an unemployed ex-Naval aviator, is the unwitting and ultimately expendable bait in the trap. But as the net closes e, a Russian intelligence officer flees Moscow and her evidence points the finger of suspicion in a very different directionWith time running out, and nobody to trust, Richter finds himself battling both the British security establishment and teams of Russian assassins with orders to kill him, and the woman he's trying to protect.For readers of James Patterson, Will Jordan and Chris Ryan, the Agent Paul Richter series is intense, visceral and totally unmissable.Watch out for more Agent Paul Richter thrillersManhuntOverkillPandemicFoxbatTimebombPayback

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