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The Pure

by Jake Simons

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Pure

With a contemporary London setting The Pure is an authentic and gripping, high-octane, action-packed, adrenaline-pumping espionage thriller for fans of the Jason Bourne books. An ex-Mossad agent has information, incredibly damaging to the Israeli government, that he is planning to send to WikiLeaks but he knows once the story is out there his previous employers will want him neutralised.

A Piece of Passion' from the publisher...

‘The murky world of Mossad is not covered much in contemporary fiction and it was this, along with knowing Jake’s writing from his two previous  novels, which initially attracted me to The Pure. Jake interviewed ex-Mossad officers while doing his research for the novel and has a real handle on a very complex subject as a result. This realism and the relentless pace and energy of his writing, including a brilliant depiction of London’s grimy underworld, the Iranian nuclear threat, gunfights and car chases galore meant I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Nothing beats a marked man on the run with a gun, a beautiful woman and a big secret!’ – Alison Rae, Managing Editor, Polygon

The Pure Synopsis

Disaffected ex-Mossad agent, Uzi, works as a security guard and low-level drug dealer in London. Uzi gets the chance to expose the ruthlessness of his former employers by giving the details of a top-secret assassination operation to WikiLeaks - a story so damaging to the Israeli government that an opposition party is prepared to pay to ensure WikiLeaks gets the scoop. But once it's out there, Uzi will be a marked man ...

The Pure Press Reviews

'Authentic & gripping' - British SAS officer

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ISBN: 9781846972737
Publication date: 17/06/2013
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846972737
Publication date: 17th June 2013
Author: Jake Simons
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Thriller / Suspense,
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About Jake Simons

Jake Simons is a novelist, journalist and graphic artist. His acclaimed first novel, 'The Exiled Times of a Tibetan Jew', was named by the 'Independent on Sunday' as a Book of the Year. Jake writes features for the 'Times', the 'Guardian', the 'Independent on Sunday', the 'Telegraph', 'La Repubblica' and other publications, and he is a contributor to BBC Radio 4's From Our Own Correspondent. Born in London in 1978, he is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, and Practitioner-in-Residence at Bournemouth University. He lives with his family in Winchester.

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