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The Englishman

by David Gilman

Part of the Raglan Series

The Englishman Synopsis

'The pulse-pounding pace just never lets up' PETER MAY, bestsellling author of LOCKDOWN. Penal Colony No. 74, AKA White Eagle, lies some 600 kilometres north of Yekaterinburg in Russia's Sverdlovskaya Oblast. Imprisoning the country's most brutal criminals, it is a winter-ravaged hellhole of death and retribution. And that's exactly why the Englishman is there. Six years ago, Raglan was a soldier in the French Foreign Legion engaged in a hard-fought war on the desert border of Mali and Algeria. Amid black ops teams and competing intelligence agencies, his strike squad was compromised and Raglan himself severely injured. His war was over, but the deadly aftermath of that day has echoed around the world ever since: the assassination of four Moscow CID officers; kidnap and murder on the suburban streets of West London; the fatal compromise of a long-running MI6 operation. Raglan can't avoid the shockwaves. This is personal. It is up to him to finish it - and it ends in Russia's most notorious penal colony. But how do you break into a high security prison in the middle of nowhere? More importantly, how do you get out?

The Englishman Press Reviews

'David Gilman serves up the more traditional espionage formula of kiss kiss bang bang in The Englishman, with fight scenes, car chases, sex romps, lots of foreign locations and dead goons, and even a Bondesque escape by snowmobile ... The action is vivid and inventive' Sunday Times. 'Discover full-on heart-pounding action, plus smart, sharp writing in this absolute reading feast of a book ... This is the first in what promises to be a smash-hit spy thriller series and I already can't wait for the next book ... Shockwaves of action expanded and the storyline tripped me with unexpected developments. Even though I had read the prologue, the ending still came with a whammy' LoveReading. 'This non-stop cat and mouse thriller circumnavigates the globe and a cornucopia of action ... The Englishman is very good on detail and credible background, the novel has an enigmatic and intriguing hero and excites from page one to a very satisfying end' Crime Time. 'A tightly plotted, very well told tale of clandestine campaigns, violent revenge and murky dealings at all levels' SciFi Bulletin. 'Full of thrills' Literary Review. 'This spy thriller will get your heart racing ... [An] action-packed thriller!' My Weekly. 'A pulse-pounding thriller in the mould of the Terry Hayes bestseller, I Am Pilgrim' Scottish Field. '[David Gilman] writes convincingly about military and intelligence methods and mindsets ... [The book] is a sweat-inducing tour de force' The Times. 'The Englishman is electrifying proof that high-tension international thrillers are back - and with an absolute vengeance' William Shaw, author of Deadland. 'The pulse-pounding pace just never lets up' Peter May, bestsellling author of Lockdown.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781838931407
Publication date: 2nd July 2020
Author: David Gilman
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 480 pages
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About David Gilman

David Gilman enjoyed many careers - including firefighter, paratrooper and photographer - before turning to writing full time. He is an award-winning author and screenwriter.

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