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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

The Horus Heresy: The Buried Dagger

The Horus Heresy: The Buried Dagger

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

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 the year

Shadow The game-changing thriller of the year

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 the year

Shadow The game-changing thriller of the year

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

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: 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 / 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 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

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 / softback 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

Star Trek - Titan: Aus der Dunkelheit

Star Trek - Titan: Aus der Dunkelheit

Author: James Swallow Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2017

Im Kielwasser politischer Unruhen finden sich Admiral William Riker und die Besatzung der U.S.S. Titan in einer prekaren Situation wieder. Eine neue Mission zieht veranderte Aufgaben an Bord nach sich. Auf Befehl der Sternenflotte setzt die Titan Kurs auf den Rand des Foderationsraums, um sich ihrer neuesten Aufgabe zu stellen: mit einer fremden Spezies, den Dinac, zusammenzuarbeiten und gegen einen unaufhaltsamen Eindringling zu kampfen.

Ghost in the Shell: The Official Movie Novelization

Ghost in the Shell: The Official Movie Novelization

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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.

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 / softback 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.

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