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Close Quarters A Spy Thriller Set in Washington DC and Ukraine by Adrian Magson

Close Quarters A Spy Thriller Set in Washington DC and Ukraine

Part of the Marc Portman Thriller Series


Close Quarters A Spy Thriller Set in Washington DC and Ukraine by Adrian Magson

About the Author

Adrian Magson

Hailed by the Daily Mail as ‘a classic crime star in the making’, Adrian Magson is the author of 21 books, the latest of which is ‘The Bid’ (Midnight Ink), published on 8th January 2017.

This the second in a new series featuring investigators Ruth Gonzales and Andy Vaslik, after ‘The Locker’ - Jan 2016 – "Magson takes the suburban thriller overseas and gives it a good twist. Readers ……will happily get lost in the nightmare presented here." (Booklist Reviews)

Adrian also writes the Marc Portman spy thriller series (Severn House), prompting one reviewer to comment: ”the most explosive opening chapters I have read in a long time. Give this man a Bond film script to play with!" The next title is this series is ‘Dark Asset’, published on 30th January 2017.

Other series are built around Harry Tate, ex-soldier and MI5 officer: ‘fast-paced, with more twists and turns than a high-octane roller coaster’. (New York Journal of Books); Inspector Lucas Rocco (set in 1960s’ Picardie in France): ‘Deserves to be ranked with the best.’ - (Daily Mail); ‘captures perfectly the rural atmosphere of France…. a brilliant debut…’ (Books Monthly): & Gavin & Palmer (investigative reporter Riley Gavin & ex- Military Policeman Frank Palmer) ‘Gritty and fast-paced detecting of the traditional kind, with a welcome injection of realism.’ (The Guardian).

Adrian also has countless short stories and articles in national and international magazines to his name, plus a writers’ help book: ‘Write On – the Writer’s Help Book’ (Accent Press).

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Publication date

29th January 2016


Adrian Magson

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Severn House Publishers Ltd


256 pages


Espionage & spy thriller



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