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Lockdown by Sean Black
  

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The first book in a new thriller series featuring action hero Ryan Lock, ex-soldier now security chief, here hired to protect the head of a high-tech bio-lab using animals for experiments … and then human guinea pigs It’s ace – high in tension, action, surprises and human drama, one of the best of its kind – and it’s a first novel.

Comparison: Lee Child, Joseph Finder, Simon Kernick.

If you like Sean Black you might also like to read books by Stephen Leather, Harlan Coben and Tom Cain.

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Lockdown by Sean Black

New York. It may be Christmas in New York, but for ex-soldier turned elite bodyguard Ryan Lock, it's business as usual: his mission is to protect one of America's most ruthless businessmen. A Bloody Shoot-Out. Suddenly gunshots ring out. People run for cover. Innocent people are mown down. Amid the chaos, Lock's hunt for the killers turns into an explosive game of cat and mouse. A Deadly Secret. Lock's search for the truth takes him from the rooftops of a New York skyscraper to a heavily fortified warehouse on the Hudson where he confronts one of the world's most dangerous women. As the clock ticks towards midnight on New Year's Eve, all routes into and out of Manhattan are sealed, and Lock realises that not only is his own life in terrible danger but so are the lives of millions of others...


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Reviews

Black drives his hero into the tightest of spots with a force and energy that jump off the page... This is a writer, and a hero, to watch * Daily Mail * A thrilling debut that locks you in and loads up the tension! -- SIMON KERNICK Sean Black writes with the pace of Lee Child and the heart of Harlan Coben -- JOSEPH FINDER Funny, tough, and furiously paced, Lockdown explodes off the page -- JESSE KELLERMAN Hold on tight - this one burns like a lit fuse -- GREGG HURWITZ


About the Author

Sean Black

Sean Black grew up in Scotland, studied film in New York and has written the screenplays for many of Britain’s best-known TV dramas.

While writing Lockdown, he undertook a gruelling 24-day close protection course encompassing two weeks in an army camp in Wales, followed by a week of firearms training in the Czech Republic. To research his next novel, Deadlock, he 'did time' in Pelican Bay Supermax prison which is home to some of America's most violent inmates.

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Publication date

24th June 2010

Author

Sean Black

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www.seanblackbooks.com/

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Publisher

Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Thriller / Suspense
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780553820621

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