James Swallow - Author

About the Author

James Swallow is an veteran author and scriptwriter with over 15 years of experience in fiction, television, radio, journalism, new media and video games. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author of 38 novels with over 750,000 books currently in print, in nine different worldwide territories. He was nominated by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for his writing on the critically acclaimed DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, 2013's blockbuster videogame with over 2.18 million copies sold.

Featured books by James Swallow

Nomad The Most Explosive Thriller You'll Read All Year

Nomad The Most Explosive Thriller You'll Read All Year

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/12/2016

'NOMAD is unputdownable. A must-read.' - Wilbur Smith FIND THE TRUTH BEFORE THEY FIND YOU A pulse-racing terrorist thriller - perfect for fans of I Am Pilgrim, Bourne, 24 and Homeland Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor - and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 - he's forced into the front line. However the evidence seems to point towards Marc as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name. With nowhere to turn to for help and no one left to trust, Marc is forced to rely on the elusive Rubicon group and their operative Lucy Keyes. Ex US Army, Lucy also knows what it's like to be an outsider, and she's got the skills that Marc is sorely lacking. A terrorist attack is coming, one bigger and more deadly than has ever been seen before. With the eyes of the security establishment elsewhere, only Lucy and Marc can stop the attack before it's too late. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR NOMAD 'An intelligent, likable and, above all, believable hero is faced with a frighteningly credible threat in a thriller that hits the tarmac running and doesn't stop accelerating until its terrifying conclusion.' Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Sunday Times bestselling PC Peter Grant novels 'A terrific white-knuckle, lip-chewing thriller. Marc Dane is the British Jason Bourne. About bloody time!' Rhianna Pratchett

Other books by James Swallow

Garro

Garro

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Battle-Captain. Knight Errant. Agentia Primus. Hero. Nathaniel Garro's journey through the Horus Heresy has been long and hard - this is his story. From out of the shadows of the Silent War, a new hero emerges. Clad all in grey, an errant warrior of the Legiones Astartes kneels before the Regent of Terra and accepts a solemn new duty - Battle-Captain Garro, once commander of the Eisenstein, is now Agentia Primus of Malcador the Sigillite. From the desolation of Isstvan to the halls of the Imperial Palace itself, Garro stands as a paragon of loyalty and protector of the innocent, ever ready to strike back at the traitorous allies of the Warmaster. But he is walking a dangerous path of his own, one that may lead him to question his place in the Imperium... and what if he, too, should falter?

Star Trek: Discovery: Fear Itself

Star Trek: Discovery: Fear Itself

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/06/2018

An original novel based upon the explosive new Star Trek TV series on CBS All Access. Lieutenant Saru is a Kelpien, a member of a prey species born on a world overrun by monstrous predators...and a being who very intimately understands the nature of fear. Challenged on all sides, he is determined to surpass his origins and succeed as a Starfleet officer aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou. But when Saru breaks protocol in order to prove himself to his crewmates, what begins as a vital rescue mission to save a vessel in distress soon escalates out of control. Forced into a command role he may not be ready for, Saru is caught between his duty and the conflicting agendas of two antagonistic alien races. To survive, he will need to seek a path of peace against all odds, and risk compromising the very ideals he has sworn to uphold....

Ghost The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD

Ghost The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD

Author: James Swallow Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD and EXILE comes Marc Dane's most terrifying case yet. A terrible threat from the depths of the dark net. A devastating betrayal at the heart of a covert strike force. A deadly pursuit across a digital battlefield. A ruthless terrorist fuelled by revenge. As devastating attacks unfold across the globe, Marc Dane must call on all his skills and ingenuity to track down the mysterious figure behind it all - a faceless criminal known only as Madrigal . Before they plunge the world into war . . . Praise for the Marc Dane series: 'Unputdownable. A must-read' Wilbur Smith 'Britain's answer to Jason Bourne' Daily Mail 'An ultra fast paced, worldwide chase to stop a madman, while leaving the reader breathless' Choice 'Explosive' Irish Examiner 'This is edge of the seat stuff that is terrifyingly real in places' Closer 'A killer of a thriller' Weekend Sport

Ghost The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD

Ghost The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD and EXILE comes Marc Dane's most terrifying case yet. A terrible threat from the depths of the dark net. A devastating betrayal at the heart of a covert strike force. A deadly pursuit across a digital battlefield. A ruthless terrorist fuelled by revenge. As devastating attacks unfold across the globe, Marc Dane must call on all his skills and ingenuity to track down the mysterious figure behind it all - a faceless criminal known only as Madrigal . Before they plunge the world into war . . . Praise for the Marc Dane series: 'Unputdownable. A must-read' Wilbur Smith 'Britain's answer to Jason Bourne' Daily Mail 'An ultra fast paced, worldwide chase to stop a madman, while leaving the reader breathless' Choice 'Explosive' Irish Examiner 'This is edge of the seat stuff that is terrifyingly real in places' Closer 'A killer of a thriller' Weekend Sport

Exile The explosive Sunday Times bestselling thriller from the author of NOMAD

Exile The explosive Sunday Times bestselling thriller from the author of NOMAD

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2017

MOVE OVER JASON BOURNE, MARC DANE IS HERE . . . A vicious Serbian gang whose profits come from fake nuclear weapons. A disgraced Russian general, with access to the real thing. A vengeful Somali warlord, with a cause for which he'd let the world burn. A jaded government agency, without the information to stop him. Only one man sees what's coming. And even he might not be able to prevent it . . . Racing breathlessly from uncharted CIA prisons to the skyscrapers of Dubai, from stormbeaten oil rigs off the African coast to the ancient caverns beneath the city of Naples, Marc Dane returns in the incredible new action thriller from the internationally bestselling author of NOMAD. NOMAD WAS EXPLOSIVE. THIS IS NUCLEAR. 'A second outing for Britain's answer to Jason Bourne. Fast-moving and fun' Daily Mail 'Unputdownable. A must read' WILBUR SMITH on Sunday Times bestseller Nomad

Ghost in the Shell: The Official Movie Novelization

Ghost in the Shell: The Official Movie Novelization

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2017

THE OFFICIAL NOVELIZATION TO THE MOTION PICTURE GHOST IN THE SHELL FROM PARAMOUNT PICTURES, DREAMWORKS PICTURES AND RELIANCE ENTERTAINMENT. Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, GHOST IN THE SHELL follows the Major, a special ops one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic's advancements in cyber technology.

Sisters of Battle: The Omnibus

Sisters of Battle: The Omnibus

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2017

The Adepta Sororitas, or Sisters of Battle, are the military arm of the Ecclesiarchy, and their remit is to prosecute the enemies of mankind with extreme prejudice. Uniquely among the fighting forces of the Imperium, all the warriors of this organisation are female. Clad in ceremite power armour and armed with an awesome array of wargear, they fight with fanatical fervor for the glory of the Emperor, scourging both xenos and heretic alike with bolter and flamer. This omnibus collects together James Swallow's two classic Sisters of Battle novels, Faith & Fire and Hammer & Anvil, along with the prose version of the audio drama Red & Black.

Garro

Garro

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Clad all in grey, an errant warrior of the Legiones Astartes kneels before the Regent of Terra and accepts a solemn new duty - Battle-Captain Nathaniel Garro, once commander of the Eisenstein, is now Agentia Primus of Malcador the Sigillite. From the desolation of Isstvan to the halls of the Imperial Palace itself, he stands ready to strike back at the traitorous allies of the Warmaster. But Garro is walking a path of his own, one that may lead him to question his true place in the Imperium - and what if he, too, should falter? This book contains James Swallow's complete saga of Nathaniel Garro in the Horus Heresy - it contains the original series of audio dramas, expanded with additional scenes to better represent the author's original vision, along with the the novella Vow of Faith.

Exile The explosive Sunday Times bestselling thriller from the author of NOMAD

Exile The explosive Sunday Times bestselling thriller from the author of NOMAD

Author: James Swallow Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

'UNPUTDOWNABLE. A MUST READ' WILBUR SMITH on Sunday Times bestseller Nomad. MOVE OVER JASON BOURNE, MARC DANE IS HERE . . . A vicious Serbian gang whose profits come from fake nuclear weapons. A disgraced Russian general, with access to the real thing. A vengeful Somali warlord, with a cause for which he'd let the world burn. A jaded government agency, without the information to stop him. Only one man sees what's coming. And even he might not be able to prevent it . . . Racing breathlessly from uncharted CIA prisons to the skyscrapers of Dubai, from stormbeaten oil rigs off the African coast to the ancient caverns beneath the city of Naples, Marc Dane returns in the incredible new action thriller from the internationally bestselling author of NOMAD. NOMAD WAS EXPLOSIVE. THIS IS NUCLEAR.

Exile The explosive Sunday Times bestselling thriller from the author of NOMAD

Exile The explosive Sunday Times bestselling thriller from the author of NOMAD

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

'UNPUTDOWNABLE. A MUST READ' WILBUR SMITH on Sunday Times bestseller Nomad. MOVE OVER JASON BOURNE, MARC DANE IS HERE . . . A vicious Serbian gang whose profits come from fake nuclear weapons. A disgraced Russian general, with access to the real thing. A vengeful Somali warlord, with a cause for which he'd let the world burn. A jaded government agency, without the information to stop him. Only one man sees what's coming. And even he might not be able to prevent it . . . Racing breathlessly from uncharted CIA prisons to the skyscrapers of Dubai, from stormbeaten oil rigs off the African coast to the ancient caverns beneath the city of Naples, Marc Dane returns in the incredible new action thriller from the internationally bestselling author of NOMAD. NOMAD WAS EXPLOSIVE. THIS IS NUCLEAR.

Nomad The Most Explosive Thriller You'll Read All Year

Nomad The Most Explosive Thriller You'll Read All Year

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/12/2016

'NOMAD is unputdownable. A must-read.' - Wilbur Smith FIND THE TRUTH BEFORE THEY FIND YOU A pulse-racing terrorist thriller - perfect for fans of I Am Pilgrim, Bourne, 24 and Homeland Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor - and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 - he's forced into the front line. However the evidence seems to point towards Marc as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name. With nowhere to turn to for help and no one left to trust, Marc is forced to rely on the elusive Rubicon group and their operative Lucy Keyes. Ex US Army, Lucy also knows what it's like to be an outsider, and she's got the skills that Marc is sorely lacking. A terrorist attack is coming, one bigger and more deadly than has ever been seen before. With the eyes of the security establishment elsewhere, only Lucy and Marc can stop the attack before it's too late. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR NOMAD 'An intelligent, likable and, above all, believable hero is faced with a frighteningly credible threat in a thriller that hits the tarmac running and doesn't stop accelerating until its terrifying conclusion.' Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Sunday Times bestselling PC Peter Grant novels 'A terrific white-knuckle, lip-chewing thriller. Marc Dane is the British Jason Bourne. About bloody time!' Rhianna Pratchett

Deus Ex Black Light

Deus Ex Black Light

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2016

A brand-new prequel novel set in the renowned world of Deus Ex, bridging the events between Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.The year is 2029, and the shining promise of a new age of human augmentation is in ruins in the wake of the devastating 'Aug Incident' - a horrific catastrophe triggered by a cabal of shadowy power brokers, where millions of cybernetically-enhanced people suffered a forced psychotic break. Awakening in the aftermath of a changed world, with gaps in his memories and suspicion on all sides, augmented ex-cop and former security operative Adam Jensen struggles to piece his life back together, in a new reality where 'Augs' have become the targets of hatred, fear and violent discrimination.Now the dark forces behind the Incident are gathering once again, reaching out to manipulate the course of global events through terror and intimidation. To find the answers that he seeks and the people who destroyed everything he knew, Jensen must return to the ashes of the past, reconnect with old allies, and risk all to expose a deadly conspiracy - but in a world shattered by secrets, can the truth be brought into the light?

Nomad The most explosive thriller you'll read all year

Nomad The most explosive thriller you'll read all year

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

'NOMAD is unputdownable. A must-read.' - Wilbur Smith FIND THE TRUTH BEFORE THEY FIND YOU A pulse-racing terrorist thriller - perfect for fans of I Am Pilgrim, Bourne, 24 and Homeland Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor - and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 - he's forced into the front line. However the evidence seems to point towards Marc as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name. With nowhere to turn to for help and no one left to trust, Marc is forced to rely on the elusive Rubicon group and their operative Lucy Keyes. Ex US Army, Lucy also knows what it's like to be an outsider, and she's got the skills that Marc is sorely lacking. A terrorist attack is coming, one bigger and more deadly than has ever been seen before. With the eyes of the security establishment elsewhere, only Lucy and Marc can stop the attack before it's too late. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR NOMAD 'An intelligent, likable and, above all, believable hero is faced with a frighteningly credible threat in a thriller that hits the tarmac running and doesn't stop accelerating until its terrifying conclusion.' Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Sunday Times bestselling PC Peter Grant novels 'A terrific white-knuckle, lip-chewing thriller. Marc Dane is the British Jason Bourne. About bloody time!' Rhianna Pratchett

Nomad The most explosive thriller you'll read all year

Nomad The most explosive thriller you'll read all year

Author: James Swallow Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2016

'NOMAD is unputdownable. A must-read.' - Wilbur Smith FIND THE TRUTH BEFORE THEY FIND YOU A pulse-racing terrorist thriller - perfect for fans of I Am Pilgrim, Bourne, 24 and Homeland Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor - and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 - he's forced into the front line. However the evidence seems to point towards Marc as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name. With nowhere to turn to for help and no one left to trust, Marc is forced to rely on the elusive Rubicon group and their operative Lucy Keyes. Ex US Army, Lucy also knows what it's like to be an outsider, and she's got the skills that Marc is sorely lacking. A terrorist attack is coming, one bigger and more deadly than has ever been seen before. With the eyes of the security establishment elsewhere, only Lucy and Marc can stop the attack before it's too late. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR NOMAD 'An intelligent, likable and, above all, believable hero is faced with a frighteningly credible threat in a thriller that hits the tarmac running and doesn't stop accelerating until its terrifying conclusion.' Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Sunday Times bestselling PC Peter Grant novels 'A terrific white-knuckle, lip-chewing thriller. Marc Dane is the British Jason Bourne. About bloody time!' Rhianna Pratchett

Sight Unseen

Sight Unseen

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/10/2015

In the wake of political upheaval across the United Federation of Planets, Admiral William Riker and the crew of the U.S.S. Titanfind themselves in uncertain waters as roles aboard the ship change to reflect a new mandate and a new mission. On orders from Starfleet, Titansets out toward the edge of Federation space to tackle its latest assignment: to work with an alien species known as the Dinac, who are taking their first steps into the galaxy at large as a newly warp-capable civilization. But when disaster befalls the Dinac, the Titancrew discovers they have unknowingly drawn the attention of a deadly, merciless enemy-a nightmare from Riker's past lurking in the darkness. Friendships will be tested to the limit as familiar faces and new allies must risk everything in a fight against an unstoppable invader-or a horrific threat will be unleashed on the galaxy!

Nemesis

Nemesis

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

After the horrors of Istvaan V, Horus declares outright war against the Imperium. In the shadows of the Emperor's Palace, powerful figures convene. Their plan is to send a team of assassins to execute the arch-traitor Horus and end the war for the galaxy of mankind before it's even begun. But what they cannot know is that Horus and his dark allies have already embarked on an equally sinister plan of their own.

The Flight of the Eisenstein

The Flight of the Eisenstein

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Having witnessed the terrible massacre of Imperial forces on Isstvan III, Death Guard Captain Garro seizes a ship and sets a course for Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus's treachery. But when the fleeing Eisenstein is damaged by enemy fire, it becomes stranded in the warp - the realm of the Dark Powers. Can Garro and his men survive the depredations of Chaos and get his warning to the Emperor before Horus's plans reach fruition?

24 - Deadline

24 - Deadline

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/08/2014

THE TIME IS 5:00 P.M. One hour ago, federal agent Jack Bauer was declared a fugitive. If he wants to survive, he must get out of the country, and he doesn't have much time. With his former colleagues in the Counter Terrorist Unit now dead, under arrest, or shut down, Jack has no resources to call upon, no backup, and nowhere to go - only his determination can drive him on. One thing remains clear to him: the promise he made to his daughter, Kim. Jack vows that he will see Kim one last time to tell her he loves her ...before he drops off the radar forever. Meanwhile, a hastily assembled FBI task force sets out to track down and capture Jack, even as a covert operations unit of Russia's SVR sets out to do the same - only the remit of the Russians is to kill on sight. As the clock runs down, Jack must face old friends and past enemies in a desperate race to stay one step ahead of the hunters, leaving them with a grim warning - Stay out of my way, and I'll be gone within twenty-four hours. You'll never see me again. Come after me ...and you'll regret it.

24: Deadline

24: Deadline

Author: James Swallow Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2014

James Swallow's 24: Deadline. This tie-in novel to Fox's groundbreaking TV show 24 answers the question of what happened to CTU agent Jack Bauer after the thrilling final moments of the last season.The time is 5:00 PM.One hour ago, federal agent Jack Bauer was declared a fugitive. If he wants to survive, he must get out of the country, and he doesn't have much time.With his former colleagues in the Counter Terrorist Unit now dead, under arrest, or shut down, Jack has no resources to call upon, no back-up, and nowhere to go-only his determination can drive him on. One thing remains clear to him: the promise he made to his daughter Kim. Jack vows that he will see Kim one last time to tell her he loves her...before he drops off the radar forever.Meanwhile, a hastily-assembled FBI task force set out to track down and capture Jack, even as a covert operations unit of Russia's SVR set out to do the same-only the remit of the Russians is to kill on sight. As the clock runs down, Jack must face old friends and past enemies in a desperate race to stay one step ahead of the hunters, leaving them with a grim warning- Stay out of my way, and I'll be gone within 24 hours. You'll never see me again. Come after me...and you'll regret it.

The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice

The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2013

The Federation is rocked to its core as the Typhon Pact is suspected of being behind a barbarous act that shatters the fragile peace of the Alpha Quadrant. An original Star Trek novel, this is the fourth part of a five-book story arc that takes place over a sixty-day period, but it is not necessary to read each novel in order to follow the storyline, which involves all aspects of The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine universes.

Stuff of Dreams

Stuff of Dreams

Author: James Swallow Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2013

An original e-novel from the Original Series universe!The Enterprise-E arrives in unclaimed space for a rendezvous with the Starfleet science vessel Newton. Jean-Luc Picard and his crew have been ordered to assist the Newton with the final phase of its current missiona mission that brings Picard face to face with something he never thought he would see again: the phenomenon known as the Nexus. Less than twelve years after it left the Alpha Quadrant, the Nexus ribbon has now returned. Tasked to track and study the phenomenon as it re-entered the galaxy, the specialist science team on the Newton discovered that the orbital path of the Nexus has been radically altered by the actions of the rogue El-Aurian Tolian Sorentaking it deep into the territory of The Holy Order of the Kinshaya, one of the key members of the Typhon Pact. Starfleet Command is unwilling to allow the Kinshayaand by extension, the Typhon Pactfree access to what is essentially a gateway to anywhere and anywhen, as a single operative could use the Nexus to change the course of galactic history.

Fear to Tread

Fear to Tread

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

Since the earliest days of the Great Crusade, Sanguinius - angelic primarch of the IXth Legion - was ever among the closest and most loyal of Horus's brothers. But the Blood Angels have long kept their true nature hidden from the rest of the Imperium, and when the Warmaster hints that the key to their salvation may lie in the ruins of a conquered world, the sons of Sanguinius race to claim it. Now, as the revelation of their betrayal dawns and the traitors' hand is revealed, the Blood Angels must face all the warp-spawned armies of Chaos, as well their own personal daemons, upon the blasted plains of Signus Prime...

Deus Ex

Deus Ex

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2011

This thrilling new novel is an original prequel to the new Deus Ex game! Readers will be thrown into the exciting world of Deus Ex, a cyberpunk-style technological utopia. The story features locations and characters from the Deus Ex gameworld, setting up events and situations that will play out in the game's storyline, while also having its own self-contained story arc.

Singularity

Singularity

Author: James Swallow Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/10/2005

Beneath the towering headquarters of the Somnus in the streets of Moscow, a dark power is building, and a conspiracy that stretches across eternity is nearing completion. Time is fracturing and the Doctor and Turlough are at the heart of the chaos...

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