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A thriller with so many twists and turns, you may just bump into yourself as you do a rapid about turn. This is the second novel featuring Adam White, set in the intriguing world of the British High Commission. This time Adam is in Singapore, the British High Commissioner has a wild child for a daughter and is actually in touch with his own wild side. Adam makes a mistake which could be deadly, and finds himself in a whole heap of trouble. The author Alan Hunt is a former British Diplomat and I felt as though I was in reliable hands. While the intense drama begins to ramp up, Hunt balances the pace by studying relationships and also delivers lighter moments as the receptionist practices her English. ‘A Game That Must be Lost’ is a thoroughly enjoyable and gripping read.
This thrilling second novel by the author of No Immunity will keep readers guessing until the very end. It is 2005, and the eve of the Chinese New Year in Singapore. There is violence in Indonesia, a confrontation between Japan and North Korea, and mounting tension between Iran and the West. The British High Commissioner's daughter, Marina Singleton, vanishes with a consignment of smuggled heroin, leaving an innocent man to face the death penalty. Andrew Singleton himself then disappears from a nearby Indonesian island, following a clandestine assignation with his mistress. A demand is received for the release of terrorists detained in Singapore, but is there more to Singleton's disappearance? Where is Marina? And how did the kidnappers know where to find Singleton? Adam White, Head of Chancery at the High Commission, embarks on a perilous path to try to solve these mysteries. Meanwhile, Singleton, confronting the past he has been avoiding, learns of a sinister plot to plunge the world into nuclear conflict. Will he be able to get a warning to those concerned in time? A Game That Must Be Lost will draw fans of high-octane thrillers into a story that twists and turns until the final pages, in which the interlocking pieces of a complex and terrifying game fall into place.
Closing date: 22/05/2019
Publication date: 28/03/2016
Publisher: Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing
|Publication date:||28th March 2016|
|Publisher:||Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Thriller / Suspense,|
Alan Hunt is a former British diplomat, who served in the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and East Asia. He was for seven years Director of the Oxford University Foreign Service Programme and is now a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. His first novel, No Immunity, was published in 2014.More About Alan Hunt