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Heat by Campbell Armstrong


Heat by Campbell Armstrong

The world of Frank Pagan, Special Branch's counter-terrorist agent, is being violated. He is being observed, his every movement tracked and recorded. His flat is broken into. The only object stolen is a photograph of his dead wife, which is later returned to him grotesquely disfigured. But it is more than Pagan's residence that has been invaded. His dreams, his every waking moment, are filled with hot, obsessive thoughts of a mortally alluring woman. For it is the most critical assignment of Pagan's career, as well as his fate, to bring to justice the enigmatic and ruthless terrorist Carlotta, who is wanted the world over for her hideous crimes. Indifferent to the horror and destruction she leaves in her wake, yet curiously fixated on Pagan, Carlotta sends emotional depth-charges into his life to the point where his pursuit of her crosses the line that separates duty from sexual obsession. In a deadly cat-and-mouse chase, Pagan is destined always to stay just a step behind Carlotta, until the fatal day he catches up with his nemesis. Riddled with intrigue, violence and sexual tension, Heat resolves the confrontation begun in Campbell Armstrong's bestselling Jig, and Jigsaw. A consummate psychological thriller, it takes the reader on a journey into the darkest reaches of a man's soul.

About the Author

Campbell Armstrong
Campbell Armstrong was born in Glasgow in 1944 and educated at Sussex University where he obtained a BA degree. Three years after his first novel was published in 1968, he moved to the United States, where he taught creative writing. He lived there for twenty years with his wife and children, and produced twenty novels before moving to Ireland in 1991. He has been in the front rank of modern thriller writers for many years, and his bestselling novels include the highly acclaimed Jig series. His recent heartbreaking memoir, ‘All That Really Matters’, was also a remarkable success, particularly in Scotland and Ireland, where it was a No 1 bestseller. Following the international success of ‘Jig’ (1987), many of his books, including ‘Brainfire’ and ‘Asterisk’, are once again available in the United Kingdom.

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Publication date

1st July 2012


Campbell Armstrong

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Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd


448 pages


Thriller / suspense



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