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Toxic by Jamie Doward
  

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A frightening thriller showing how easy it might be for the stock market to be manipulated by the unscrupulous. It is a complicated tale of an Arab prince and supporter of terrorism who wants to affect the world’s economy by crashing a plane in England which contains radioactive material. The stock market will tumble, he will buy shares, the disaster will not happen and when the market recovers he can make a killing. Only it doesn’t happen like that. One young female financial analysis, working for MI5/6 on a murder case, tumbles upon the plot but is not believed. Lots of speculation, lots of action, lots of destruction – all good stuff.

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Synopsis

Toxic by Jamie Doward

The mutilated body of a senior banker is found on a remote Kent beach. Could the man's death be linked to the scandal engulfing his employer, a global investment bank created by the CIA to help it track terrorism financing? Kate Pendragon, a financial analyst seconded to MI5, discovers that the bank is close to collapse, something that threatens to bring down the CIA. Elsewhere, intelligence is gathered on an Islamic terrorist cell intent on triggering a nuclear catastrophe to rig the world's financial markets - rigged, it would appear, by the Americans. But will rogue agents in the CIA really allow the disaster to happen in order save their bank? Pendragon believes the intelligence community on both sides of the Atlantic could be falling for a sophisticated hoax. Only, no one is listening to her. And the clock is ticking...

Reviews

Toxic is a Kent noir novel that bursts with exuberance, building up to a rip-roaring finale... It's all wonderfully tangled and enjoyably villainous; Doward clearly revels in the drama...of the situation he's created. This is a writer who loves his genre... * The Observer * Doward's prose is smooth and pacy, and he conjures up a vivid and convincing world of spooks, gangsters, whitsleblowers and assassins. It all makes for a slick, brainy and very timely spy thriller, played out with cinematic verve on a fast moving international stage. An extremely entertaining debut * Sunday Mirror * There is plenty of suspense in this well-written and ambitious first novel * Literary Review *


About the Author

Jamie Doward has been a journalist on the Observer for 16 years. In his career, he has worked as a business reporter, the Home Affairs editor, the Religious Affairs correspondent, the Social Affairs Editor, the diarist and, currently, its Senior Reporter.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th March 2015

Author

Jamie Doward

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Publisher

Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Hardback
352 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781472115591

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