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The Evolution of Fear by Paul E. Hardisty

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Protagonist Claymore Straker returns in a stunning new thriller. Alone. Betrayed. Is there anyone he can trust? The Evolution of Fear is a startling, eye-opening read that demands the question: How much is truth, and how much is fiction? It is the sequel to The Abrupt Physics of Dying which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger.

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The Evolution of Fear by Paul E. Hardisty

Claymore Straker is a fugitive with a price on his head. Wanted by the CIA for acts of terrorism he did not commit, his best friend has just been murdered and Rania, the woman he loves, has disappeared. Betrayed by those closest to him, he must flee the sanctuary of his safe house in Cornwall and track her down. As his pursuers close in, Clay follows Rania to Istanbul and then to Cyprus, where he is drawn into a violent struggle between the Russian mafia, Greek Cypriot extremists, and Turkish developers cashing in on the tourism boom. As the island of love descends into chaos, and the horrific truth is unveiled, Clay must call on every ounce of skill and endurance to save Rania and put an end to the unimaginable destruction being wrought in the name of profit. Gripping, exhilarating and, above all, frighteningly realistic,


Just occasionally, a book comes along to restore your faith in a genre and Paul Hardisty sT he Abrupt Physics of Dying does this in spades. Crime Review

About the Author

Paul E. Hardisty

Canadian Paul E Hardisty has spent 25 years working all over the world as an engineer, hydrologist and environmental scientist. He has roughnecked on oil rigs in Texas, explored for gold in the Arctic, mapped geology in Eastern Turkey (where he was befriended by PKK rebels), and rehabilitated water wells in the wilds of Africa. He was in Ethiopia in 1991 as the Mengistu regime fell, and was bumped from one of the last flights out of Addis Ababa by bureaucrats and their families fleeing the rebels. In 1993 he survived a bomb blast in a café in Sana’a. Paul is a university professor, visiting professor at Imperial College, London, and Director of Australia’s national land, water, ecosystems and climate adaptation research programmes. His debut thriller was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger and Telegraph thriller of the year. He lives in Western Australia.

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Publication date

1st April 2016


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Orenda Books


450 pages


Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Political / legal thriller
Espionage & spy thriller



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