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Espionage & spy thriller

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The Friend

The Friend

Author: Joakim Zander Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

A gripping international thriller, perfect for fans of Homeland. Jacob Seger arrived in Lebanon with a head full of dreams. This is his first job in the world of international diplomacy, and he's determined to change the world. When he meets the handsome, soulful Yassim at a glamorous party, his happiness is complete. But three weeks later, Jacob recognises his own face in the newspaper. He is wanted on terrorism charges. Has Yassim set him up? Is he now a pawn in a murderous plot? Jacob doesn't know who he can trust. Only that he needs to flee Beirut - and fast. At once a moving love story and a gripping adventure, The Friend is an intelligent, urgent thriller that casts light on the dark threats facing the world today. WORLDWIDE REVIEWS FOR JOAKIM ZANDER: 'An absorbing thriller in a complex world of spies, politics, terrorism and assassination ... Excellent' The Times (UK). 'A multi-layered thriller full of style, drive and immediacy' Goeteborgs-Posten (Sweden). 'Wonderfully written ... A superb thriller' Metro (Croatia). 'Intrigue, action and adrenaline mixed to perfection' Libreria Reconquista (Spain). 'A terrific page-turner rich with complex conflicts and a big, meaty, chillingly credible conspiracy' Chris Pavone (USA). 'A riveting thriller with a great plot. What more can you ask for?' Lokalavisen (Denmark). 'An explosive, thrilling dance fuelled by authenticity' Il Giornale (Italy). 'A multi-layered, action-packed thriller' Dorstener Zeitung (Germany).

The Looking Glass War

The Looking Glass War

Author: John le Carré Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

A department of ageing British spies will break any rule for the glory of launching a secret agent into communist East Germany, in the fourth novel featuring George Smiley.

A Spot of Vengeance

A Spot of Vengeance

Author: C. J. Anthony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2019

Ex-Army intelligence Danny Swift has always yearned to be an artist. By coincidence, he meets art dealer Hafiz De Mercurio who promises to help him launch his career. Little does Danny know that Hafiz hides behind a deadly cloak of deception until British intelligence recruit Danny, and his perilous mission is to covertly observe the elusive Hafiz. They believe something big is coming, something coordinated, a terror spectacular to rival anything seen before, and the key lies in a cypher hidden in works of art. Unable to refuse, Danny is drawn into a world he'd turned his back on, a world of lies, deception and double-dealing. As the clock ticks down and Danny begins to crack the code surrounding the enigmatic Hafiz, Danny will be tested in ways he never imagined... including preventing the massacre of innocent people and artworks on display in the eleven Gagosian galleries around the world.

Nemesis An unputdownable wartime spy thriller

Nemesis An unputdownable wartime spy thriller

Author: Rory Clements Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE 2018 CWA HISTORICAL DAGGER WINNER, NUCLEUS. Can a ruthless spy ring change the course of war? In a great English house, a young woman offers herself to one of the most powerful and influential figures in the land - but this is no ordinary seduction. She plans to ensure his death . . . On holiday in France, Professor Tom Wilde discovers his brilliant student Marcus Marfield, who disappeared two years earlier to join the International Brigades in Spain, in the Le Vernet concentration camp in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Wilde secures his release just as German tanks roll into Poland. Meanwhile, a U-boat sinks the liner Athenia in the Atlantic with many casualties, including Americans, onboard. Goebbels claims Churchill put a bomb in the ship to blame Germany and to lure America into the war. As the various strands of an international conspiracy begin to unwind, Tom Wilde will find himself in great personal danger. For just who is Marcus Marfield? And where does his loyalty lie? For readers of Robert Harris, C J Sansom and William Boyd, this is a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat - by Sunday Times bestseller and author of Corpus and Nucleus, Rory Clements. Praise for RORY CLEMENTS 'A dramatic, twisty thriller' DAILY MAIL 'Dramatic...pacy and assured' Daily Mail 'Political polarisation, mistrust and simmering violence' The Times 'A standout historical novel and spy thriller' Daily Express 'Enjoyable, bloody and brutish' Guardian 'Sends a shiver down your spine' Daily Mail 'A colourful history lesson . . . exciting narrative twists' Sunday Telegraph

Nemesis An unputdownable wartime spy thriller

Nemesis An unputdownable wartime spy thriller

Author: Rory Clements Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

For readers of Robert Harris, C J Sansom and William Boyd, this is a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat - by the Sunday Times bestseller and Crime Writer's Association award-winning author of Corpus and Nucleus, Rory Clements. Can a ruthless spy ring change the course of war? In a great English house, a young woman offers herself to one of the most powerful and influential figures in the land - but this is no ordinary seduction. She plans to ensure his death . . . On holiday in France, Professor Tom Wilde discovers his brilliant student Marcus Marfield, who disappeared two years earlier to join the International Brigades in Spain, in the Le Vernet concentration camp in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Wilde secures his release just as German tanks roll into Poland. Meanwhile, a U-boat sinks the liner Athenia in the Atlantic with many casualties, including Americans, onboard. Goebbels claims Churchill put a bomb in the ship to blame Germany and to lure America into the war. As the various strands of an international conspiracy begin to unwind, Tom Wilde will find himself in great personal danger. For just who is Marcus Marfield? And where does his loyalty lie? For readers of Robert Harris, C J Sansom and William Boyd, this is a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat - by Sunday Times bestseller and author of Corpus and Nucleus, Rory Clements. 'A masterpiece of spies, intrigue and political shenanigans' Sunday Express Praise for RORY CLEMENTS 'A dramatic, twisty thriller' Daily Mail 'Dramatic . . . pacy and assured' Daily Mail 'Political polarisation, mistrust and simmering violence' The Times 'A standout historical novel and spy thriller' Daily Express 'Enjoyable, bloody and brutish' Guardian 'Sends a shiver down your spine' Daily Mail 'A colourful history lesson . . . exciting narrative twists' Sunday Telegraph

The Other Woman

The Other Woman

Author: Daniel Silva Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

From Daniel Silva, the No.1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal. She was his best-kept secret ... In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason's name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin's most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West - a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power. Only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer and assassin who serves as the chief of Israel's vaunted secret intelligence service. Gabriel has battled the dark forces of the new Russia before, at great personal cost. Now he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance.

The Other Woman

The Other Woman

Author: Daniel Silva Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

From Daniel Silva, the No.1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal. She was his best-kept secret ... In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason's name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin's most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West - a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power. Only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer and assassin who serves as the chief of Israel's vaunted secret intelligence service. Gabriel has battled the dark forces of the new Russia before, at great personal cost. Now he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance.

Out of the Dark The gripping Sunday Times bestselling thriller

Out of the Dark The gripping Sunday Times bestselling thriller

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from the orphanage he called home and inducted into a top secret Cold War programme. Trained as a lethal weapon, he and his fellow recruits were sent round the world to do the government's dirty work. But the programme was rotten to the core. And now the man responsible needs things to be nice and clean. All evidence must be destroyed. That includes Evan. To survive, Evan's going to have to take the fight to his nemesis. There's just one problem with that. Jonathan Bennett is President of the United States and Evan isn't his only victim. To save himself - and the country - Evan is going to have to figure out how to kill the most well-protected man on the planet... 'Pure nail-biting suspense' Harlan Coben 'Memorable as hell' James Patterson 'Outstanding in every way' Lee Child 'Brilliantly conceived and plotted...blows the doors off most thrillers I've read' David Baldacci

Otley Complete Otley, Otley Pursued, Otley Victorious, Otley Forever

Otley Complete Otley, Otley Pursued, Otley Victorious, Otley Forever

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Sealed With A Death

Sealed With A Death

Author: James Silvester Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Still new to the top secret Overlappers intelligence team, and on her first `hit' alone, Lucie Musilova has an attack of conscience and nearly botches the operation, taking a bullet wound before finishing off her target. Though her injuries are minor, she is chastised for her carelessness and assigned desk duties. Here she investigates a number of disappearances of European women from Britain - the women all missing without trace until the body of one is discovered, raped and murdered. Lucie learns that tens of women have disappeared, all with little investigation. As she digs deeper she begins to uncover a terrifying international conspiracy that potentially threatens not just her life, but to topple Governments....

The Most Difficult Thing

The Most Difficult Thing

Author: Charlotte Philby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

How do you know who's on your side, if you don't know whose side you're on? I thought it would really take something to kiss my children goodbye one morning and walk out the front door, knowing I wouldn't be back. But in the end, it was simple. The door had already been opened; all I had to do was walk. David is the heir to global company TradeSmart, run by his philanthropic father, Clive Witherall. Meg is an ambitious intern at a national newspaper, determined to break into the media world. Anna is hiding a dark secret, desperately clinging onto her new identity. When the three friends meet Harry, everything changes... As Anna finds herself drawn into the dark and highly controlled world of intelligence, she is forced to question everything she thinks she knows about the people who have recruited her - and about herself. And all the time, someone is watching her. Someone who is closer than she thinks. Stylish and assured, The Most Difficult Thing is an irresistible combination of contemporary espionage and domestic suspense, and leaves the reader questioning who they should trust, right to the very last page.

The Most Difficult Thing

The Most Difficult Thing

Author: Charlotte Philby Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

How do you know who's on your side, if you don't know whose side you're on? I thought it would really take something to kiss my children goodbye one morning and walk out the front door, knowing I wouldn't be back. But in the end, it was simple. The door had already been opened; all I had to do was walk. David is the heir to global company TradeSmart, run by his philanthropic father, Clive Witherall. Meg is an ambitious intern at a national newspaper, determined to break into the media world. Anna is hiding a dark secret, desperately clinging onto her new identity. When the three friends meet Harry, everything changes... As Anna finds herself drawn into the dark and highly controlled world of intelligence, she is forced to question everything she thinks she knows about the people who have recruited her - and about herself. And all the time, someone is watching her. Someone who is closer than she thinks. Stylish and assured, The Most Difficult Thing is an irresistible combination of contemporary espionage and domestic suspense, and leaves the reader questioning who they should trust, right to the very last page.