January 2017 Debut of the Month.
This is a fabulous, heavyweight whammy of a debut novel. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner has entered the world of the spy thriller, and with his background, knowledge, and experience, a dramatic, fiercely captivating novel awaits. Ex Special Boat Service commando turned MI6 operative Luke Carlton fights to save his country from catastrophic attack. This feels incredibly authentic, Luke isn't a perfect spy, mistakes are made, yet the pages ring with attitude and conviction. Frank Gardner moves around the world seemlessly, I found myself completely immersed in the sights and sounds of each country. If this is the start of a series (please say it is), with a likeable and charismatic leading man, and a fabulous supporting cast, it could run and run. I read ‘Crisis’ in one breathtaking sitting, powerful and mesmerising, the action runs full tilt through the storyline, making for one heck of a read. ~ Liz Robinson
Introducing Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando, and now under contract to MI6 for some of its most dangerous missions. Sent into the steaming Colombian jungle to investigate the murder of a British intelligence officer, Luke finds himself caught up in the coils of a plot that has terrifying international dimensions. Hunted down, captured, tortured and on the run from one of South America's most powerful and ruthless drugs cartels and its psychotic leader thirsting for revenge, Luke is in a life-or-death race against time to prevent a disaster on a truly terrifying scale: London is the target, the weapon is diabolical and the means of delivery is ingenious. Drawing on his years of experience reporting on security matters, CRISIS is Frank Gardner's debut novel. Combining insider knowledge, up-to-the-minute hardware, fly on the wall insights with heart-in-mouth excitement, CRISIS boasts an irresistible, visceral frisson of authenticity: smart, fast-paced and furiously entertaining, here is a thriller for the 21st century.
'Full of tomorrow's headlines, Crisis is a nerve-shredding thriller with an intimate knowledge of the world it portrays. This is intelligent, high-voltage story-telling of the very highest order.' -- Tony Parsons, bestselling author of The Murder Bag
'Written by someone who has been there, done that and knows what it's about, Crisis is a thriller you just can't put down.' -- Sir Roger Moore
'Gardner knows his subject - and it shows. A rattling good read.' -- John Humphrys, BBC Broadcaster
'Fast, taut, tense, accurate. A terrific read.' -- Frederick Forsyth
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 02/06/2016
|Publication date:||12th January 2017|
|Publisher:||Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Espionage & spy thriller,|
Born in 1961, Frank Gardner is the BBC's Security Correspondent, reporting for television and radio on issues of domestic and international security, notably on Islamist extremist related terrorism. A fluent Arabist, with a degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies, he was previously the BBC's Middle East Correspondent based in Cairo, and before that in Dubai. In June 2004, while reporting in Riyadh, Frank and his cameraman, Simon Cumbers, were ambushed by Islamist gunmen. Simon was killed outright, Frank was shot multiple times and left for dead. Against all expectations, he survived and, in 2006, published his acclaimed and bestselling memoir, Blood and Sand. ...More About Frank Gardner