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The Distance by Helen Giltrow
  

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A complicated book which requires getting inside an experimental prison called “The Programme” to eliminate, well I won’t tell you. Hit-man Simon Johanssen is given the job and Charlotte Alton has to get him in. It’s a brutal book as once in prison Johanssen, now Ryan Jackson in for murder, is a suspicious character wide open for beatings and torture by the inmates. There is plenty of violence outside the prison as well for Charlotte, code name Karla, is in for a spot of trouble too! Not for the faint-hearted.

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Synopsis

The Distance by Helen Giltrow

They don't call her Karla anymore. She's Charlotte Alton: she doesn't trade in secrets, she doesn't erase dark pasts, and she doesn't break hit-men into prison. Except that is exactly what she's been asked to do. The job is impossible: get the assassin into an experimental new prison so that he can take out a target who isn't officially there. It's a suicide mission, and quite probably a set-up. So why can't she say no?

Reviews

'A truly unusual thriller set in the world of espionage, this is a terrific debut... Original and thought-provoking' SUNDAY MIRROR

'Fast, hard and very, very good' -- Lee Child

'An effective writer of colourful prose and generates plenty of narrative tension.' BOOK OXYGEN

'It's a dark, pacy, compelling and utterly uncompromising tale about people trying to outrun their respective demons.' SHOTS

'A gripping story skillfully told... Helen Giltrow writes so well that every word carries weight' LITERARY REVIEW

About the Author

Helen Giltrow was born and brought up in Cheltenham and read Modern History at Christ Church, Oxford. She has worked extensively in publishing, including ten years as a commissioning editor for Oxford University Press. Helen's writing has been shortlisted for the CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION DEBUT DAGGER AWARD and the TELEGRAPH 'NOVEL IN A YEAR' COMPETITION. She lives in Oxford.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th February 2015

Author

Helen Giltrow

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781409127345

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