LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

The Third Woman

by Mark Burnell

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Third Woman

Stephanie Patrick, alias Petra Reuter, is back and if you haven’t met her yet you are in for a treat, she is fab.  This is classic espionage stuff with a difference and that difference is Stephanie, a female assassin.  Through set-up, hostage taking, pursuit and show-down she is ace.  You’ll love her.

Similar this month: Gerald Seymour, Robert Ludlum.
Comparison: Henry Porter, Robert Harris, Stella Rimington.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Third Woman Synopsis

The world isn't run by governments. It's run by corporations. In other words, everything and everyone has a price.

Stephanie Patrick operates under a number of names; Petra Reuter, known as a gun for hire, is probably the one she uses most frequently. She used to work for the government. Now she works for herself.
 

Robert Newman, who spends more nights at 35,000 feet than in his own bed, is an international troubleshooter. But twenty years at the top have still not purged for him the ghosts of the past.

A plea for help from an old friend draws Stephanie to Paris, where she narrowly survives a terrorist attack, an outrage that according to the authorities was masterminded by Petra Reuter. Betrayed in every way, pursued ruthlessly by a faceless enemy, her identity stolen from her, Stephanie seizes a hostage to give her a slim possibility of escape. But is the encounter with Robert Newman really just chance?

Hunted from Paris to Vienna, Stephanie and Newman are forced together to survive. Yet the more she learns, the closer Newman seems to be to the heart of the conspiracy. Stephanie becomes sure of only one thing: that the answers will lie with the person who she knows as The Third Woman.

The Third Woman is vividly contemporary, with a welcome return for a unique heroine.

Win a Signed Will Carver Book Bundle!

Win a Signed Will Carver Book Bundle!

Closing date: 31/08/2020

"Twisty-turny and oh-so provocative, this is the type of book that will stick a sneaky foot out to trip you up. " Liz Robinson, Expert Reviewer To celebrate the publication of Hinton Hollow Death Trip by Will Carver we have 3 signed sets of Carver's Good Samaritans, Nothing Important Happened Today and Hinton Hollow Death Trip to give away! This draw is open only for UK residents currently in the UK and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. The draw closes on 31st August 2020. The winners will be notified as soon as possible.

Enter Now

The Third Woman Press Reviews

'Utterly gripping - eat your heart out, Jason Bourne.'  - Observer

‘This is an outstanding thriller: unusual, satisfying, complex, credible, well-rounded and well-written. It's a page-turner, but one with depth and substance.' - Tom Bradby, author of The Master of Rain

‘Mark Burnell…is one of Britain's most accomplished thriller writers.' - The Economist

‘Mark Burnell brings the espionage novel right up to date…it makes an exciting story with more depth than the average thriller, and with some first-rate characterisation.' - Sunday Telegraph

If you loved this, you might like these...

When She Was Good
Blood Red City
Find Them Dead
The Butterfly Girl

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007152674
Publication date: 01/11/2004
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007152674
Publication date: 1st November 2004
Author: Mark Burnell
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories:

About Mark Burnell

Mark Burnell was born in Britain and grew up in Brazil. He is currently living in Northumberland with his wife and son, and is working on his fourth novel featuring Stephanie Patrick.

More About Mark Burnell

More Books By Mark Burnell

Cover for The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell
Cover for The Third Woman by Mark Burnell
Cover for Chameleon by Mark Burnell
View All Books By Mark Burnell

Share this book