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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

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Other books by James Swallow

Shadow The game-changing thriller of 2019

Shadow The game-changing thriller of 2019

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Things are about to go viral in Marc Dane's most dangerous adventure yet . . . Marc and his partner - former US Delta Force sniper Lucy Keyes - are pitted against their most terrifying challenge yet, when a genius bio-researcher with the ability to create a deadly biological weapon is kidnapped by a ruthless terrorist. Their desperate search for the missing scientist takes them across the world, from the desolate wilderness of Iceland to the slums of the Near East and the dark underbelly of a fracturing Europe, where they will discover a shocking atrocity in the making. Backed by shadowy interests, a cadre of hardline ultra-right-wing extremists plan to unleash a lethal virus among the population of a major European city. Only Marc Dane can prevent this devastating attack from taking place - before a whole continent is plunged into terror... Praise for the Marc Dane series: Praise for James Swallow's 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

Shadow The game-changing thriller of 2019

Shadow The game-changing thriller of 2019

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Things are about to go viral in Marc Dane's most dangerous adventure yet . . . Marc and his partner - former US Delta Force sniper Lucy Keyes - are pitted against their most terrifying challenge yet, when a genius bio-researcher with the ability to create a deadly biological weapon is kidnapped by a ruthless terrorist. Their desperate search for the missing scientist takes them across the world, from the desolate wilderness of Iceland to the slums of the Near East and the dark underbelly of a fracturing Europe, where they will discover a shocking atrocity in the making. Backed by shadowy interests, a cadre of hardline ultra-right-wing extremists plan to unleash a lethal virus among the population of a major European city. Only Marc Dane can prevent this devastating attack from taking place - before a whole continent is plunged into terror... Praise for the Marc Dane series: Praise for James Swallow's 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

The Horus Heresy: The Buried Dagger

The Horus Heresy: The Buried Dagger

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

For long years, the Horus Heresy has ground on. Now, the Death Guard have been sent to begin the final battle. But Mortarion and his sons must face their gravest challenge first - for Nurgle has claimed them as his own, and he will not be denied... The skies darken over Terra as the final battle for the Throne looms ever closer... As the Traitor primarchs muster to the Warmaster's banner, it is Mortarion who is sent ahead as the vanguard of the Traitor forces. But as he and his warriors make way, they become lost in the warp and stricken by a terrible plague. Once thought of as unbreakable, the legendary Death Guard are brought to their knees. To save his Legion, Mortarion must strike a most terrible bargain that will damn his sons for eternity. Meanwhile, in the cloisters of Holy Terra, a plot is afoot to create sedition and carnage in advance of the Horus's armies. Taking matters into his own hands, Malcador the Sigillite seeks to put a stop to any insurrection but discovers a plot that he will need all of his cunning and battle-craft to overcome.

Shadow The game-changing thriller of 2019

Shadow The game-changing thriller of 2019

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD and EXILE, things are about to go viral for Marc Dane in his most dangerous adventure yet . . . A ruthless far-right terrorist is broken out of captivity A mysterious bio-scientist with a terrible secret is abducted A lethal contagion threatens millions of lives across Europe and the Middle East Ex-MI6 officer Marc Dane faces a deadly challenge against all odds, to stop a devastating attack before a new kind of weapon is unleashed . . . 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 Edit

Shadow The game-changing thriller of 2019

Shadow The game-changing thriller of 2019

Author: James Swallow Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2019

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD and EXILE, things are about to go viral for Marc Dane in his most dangerous adventure yet . . . A ruthless far-right terrorist is broken out of captivity A mysterious bio-scientist with a terrible secret is abducted A lethal contagion threatens millions of lives across Europe and the Middle East Ex-MI6 officer Marc Dane faces a deadly challenge against all odds, to stop a devastating attack before a new kind of weapon is unleashed . . . 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

Shadow

Shadow

Author: James Swallow Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/05/2019

Shadow

Shadow

Author: James Swallow Format: Audio disc Release Date: 30/05/2019

Blood Angels - The Complete Rafen Omnibus

Blood Angels - The Complete Rafen Omnibus

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

This omnibus edition collects together for the first time the four Blood Angels novels of author James Swallow and includes several bonus short stories. The full story of Blood Angels Brother Rafen. From humble battle-brother to war-hardened sergeant, Rafen survives civil war, Chaos plots and the calling of destiny in four novels by James Swallow. In this epic tale of brotherhood and darkness, the Blood Angels face strife from within when Brother Arkio claims to be a reincarnation of Sanguinius, the Blood Angels' spiritual father. His message is clear: follow me or die. With no other choice, his brother Rafen kneels before this prophet of the Blood and swears an oath of devotion. But in his heart, Rafen knows that Arkio cannot be allowed to lead the Chapter into darkness. A reckoning is coming, one that they will not both survive. As the ashes settle on the devastating by civil war, the Blood Angels face a dire crisis and must call together their Successor Chapters or face extinction. But the sons of Sanguinius have many enemies, and this audacious scheme to rebuild their ranks comes under threat by the machinations of the arch-traitor Fabius Bile.

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 / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

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 / softback Release Date: 29/11/2018

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

Garro

Garro

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2018

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 / softback 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

Ghost

Author: James Swallow Format: Audio disc Release Date: 31/05/2018

Ghost

Ghost

Author: James Swallow Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/05/2018

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 / softback 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: 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

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