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Espionage & spy thriller

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Kill or Die

Kill or Die

Author: Samantha Lee Howe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

'One of the deadliest female assassins I've ever encountered in fiction' Brendan DuBois, New York Times-bestselling author of The End with James Patterson Killing Eve meets Jason Bourne in the explosive second adventure of your new favourite spy thriller series... An agent with an agenda. A killer with a conscience. A showdown that brought a global network to its knees... For disgraced MI5 agent Michael Kensington, the events of the past year have exploded his life like a fist closing around a grenade. For serial killer and career assassin Neva, they brutally exposed how hers had so irrevocably imploded. She ran. He didn't. But he refuses to give up on her. With a power vacuum gaping at the heart of the conglomerate that almost silenced them and a deadly web of rogue operatives spinning out of control, they soon realise the fight for freedom has only just begun. Kill or Die is the second gripping instalment in The House of Killers trilogy, an unmissable spy thriller perfect for fans of Mick Herron and David Baldacci.

Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Treadstone Exile

Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Treadstone Exile

Author: Joshua Hood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

From the explosive world of Jason Bourne emerges a new hero. Operation Treadstone made Jason Bourne, but he's not the only agent they trained. Adam Hayes was moulded into a weapon by Treadstone, the black-ops CIA programme that turns government agents into nearly superhuman assassins. To atone for his sins, he's left that life behind and is working as a pilot bringing medical supplies to endangered communities in Africa. But during a charitable mission in Burkina Faso, his quiet life is upended, when his aircraft is attacked by extremists. With his plane damaged, Hayes is forced to make an emergency landing, only to find a hornet's nest of trouble waiting for him on the ground. In order to get back in the air, Hayes agrees to transport a passenger - Zoe Cabot, the daughter of a tech baron - to a small coastal city. But what is supposed to be a simple job goes horribly wrong when Zoe is kidnapped right in front of his eyes. Determined to get her back, Hayes mounts a one-man rescue, but after being attacked from all sides, he realizes this is no ordinary kidnapping. Luckily for Zoe, Adam Hayes is no ordinary man and he'll stop at nothing to get her back - even if it means that his path to peace is littered with bodies.

Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Treadstone Exile

Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Treadstone Exile

Author: Joshua Hood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

From the explosive world of Jason Bourne emerges a new hero. Operation Treadstone made Jason Bourne, but he's not the only agent they trained. Adam Hayes was moulded into a weapon by Treadstone, the black-ops CIA programme that turns government agents into nearly superhuman assassins. To atone for his sins, he's left that life behind and is working as a pilot bringing medical supplies to endangered communities in Africa. But during a charitable mission in Burkina Faso, his quiet life is upended, when his aircraft is attacked by extremists. With his plane damaged, Hayes is forced to make an emergency landing, only to find a hornet's nest of trouble waiting for him on the ground. In order to get back in the air, Hayes agrees to transport a passenger - Zoe Cabot, the daughter of a tech baron - to a small coastal city. But what is supposed to be a simple job goes horribly wrong when Zoe is kidnapped right in front of his eyes. Determined to get her back, Hayes mounts a one-man rescue, but after being attacked from all sides, he realizes this is no ordinary kidnapping. Luckily for Zoe, Adam Hayes is no ordinary man and he'll stop at nothing to get her back - even if it means that his path to peace is littered with bodies.

Run For Cover

Run For Cover

Author: Michael Ledwidge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

HE WANTS THE TRUTH. THEY WANT HIM DEAD. 'I READ IT IN A DAY. GREAT CHARACTERS, GREAT STORYTELLING.' JAMES PATTERSON, world's bestselling author. From the number one bestselling co-author of James Patterson's Michael Bennett series, this explosive and twisting thriller will grip fans of Lee Child, David Baldacci and Gregg Hurwitz. On the run from a shadowy cabal of the world's most powerful men, ex-Navy Seal Michael Gannon heads to the safest place he can think of: his war buddy's ranch in the wilds of Utah. But when his friend's brother is found dead in the rocky mountains, Gannon realizes he can't stay off grid. Is the death connected to a string of grisly murders occurring in national parks...or something even more sinister? Flushed from cover, Gannon finds himself sucked into a lethal conspiracy that has infiltrated the highest levels of the US government... From the number one bestselling co-author of James Patterson's Michael Bennett series, this explosive and twisting thriller will grip fans of Lee Child, David Baldacci and Gregg Hurwitz. Praise for STOP AT NOTHING: 'The writing is sharp and the action doesn't let up. Stop at Nothing is flawless.' JAMES PATTERSON, world's bestselling author. 'A gloriously pulpy, no-nonsense adventure...Ledwidge knows how to keep readers' adrenaline pumping.' THE TIMES

Proof of Life

Proof of Life

Author: R. J. Ellory Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

THE GRIPPING NEW ESPIONAGE THRILLER FROM AWARD-WINNING RJ ELLORY 'This tense, atmospheric, totally believable thriller harks back to the golden age of espionage but is also about how well we really know our friends' THE SUN * * * * * The mission was supposed to be simple. Stroud is a former war photographer who left the frontline before his luck ran out. His closest friend and mentor, Vincent Raphael, was not so fortunate. To prove his friend is dead. When Raphael is allegedly sighted in Istanbul - six years after his death - Stroud is drawn back into a life that nearly destroyed him. So begins a journey that takes him from the Balkans to the Netherlands, from Berlin to Paris, as he hunts down the truth. But first he'll have to prove he ever existed . . . With his every move closely monitored by international intelligence agencies, Stroud is on the trail of a revelation that will make him question everything he has ever believed . . . * * * * * PRAISE FOR RJ ELLORY 'Thriller writing of the very highest order' GUARDIAN 'In the top flight of crime writing' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Spy Hook

Spy Hook

Author: Len Deighton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2021

The first part of the classic spy trilogy, HOOK, LINE and SINKER, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world. Working for the Department was like marriage is supposed to be - 'til death do us part' - but the Department is really not like that; and neither are many marriages, including that of Bernard Samson. The cool and cynical field agent of the GAME, SET and MATCH trilogy has grown older and wiser. But things have not gone well for Samson: old pals are not as friendly as they used to be and colleagues are less confiding than they once were. Now, starting with his mission to Washington, life has become even more precarious for Bernard. Ignoring all warnings, friendly, devious and otherwise, he pursues his own investigation and, in California, meets with the biggest surprise of his life...

Spy Line

Spy Line

Author: Len Deighton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2021

The second part of the classic spy trilogy Hook, Line and Sinker, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world. Berlin-Kreuzberg: winter 1987. Through these grey streets, many people are hunting for Bernard Samson - London's field agent. He is perhaps the only man who both sides would be equally pleased to be rid of. But for Bernard, the city of his childhood holds innumerable grim hiding places for a spy on the run. On a personal level there is a wonderful new woman in his life, but her love brings danger and guilt to a life already lacking stability. In this city of masks and secrets lurk many dangers - both seen and unseen - and only one thing is certain: sooner or later Bernard will have to face the music and find someone to trust with his life.

Spy Sinker

Spy Sinker

Author: Len Deighton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2021

The final part of the classic spy trilogy Hook, Line and Sinker, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world. Bernard Samson is surrounded by puzzles and none more complex than Fiona, his wife and the mother of his children. But as a mystery, she is by no means alone. Can a man love two women at the same time? Can a man serve two masters? Tessa Kosinski, Bernard's socialite sister-in-law, is not the 'other woman'. She is as faithful to Bernard and Fiona as she is unfaithful to her doting husband. But she is vulnerable, and slowly she is drawn from the bright lights of London to the murkiest and most bizarre corners of Berlin.

Red Traitor

Red Traitor

Author: Owen Matthews Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/07/2021

Inspired by one the least known but most terrifying moments in modern history - when the fate of the world lay with a lone, nervous Soviet naval officer one hundred meters under the Caribbean sea - lies at the heart of this breathtaking new Cold War thriller from the author of the acclaimed Black Sun. The year is 1962, and KGB Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vasin is searching for ghosts: for evidence of the long-rumoured existence of an American spy embedded at the highest echelons of Soviet power. But it's while on this wild goose chase, a high-stakes espionage race against a rival State agency, that Vasin first hears whispers of an ominous top-secret undertaking: Operation Anadyr. As tensions flare between Nikita Khrushchev and President Kennedy over Russian missiles hidden in Cuba, four Soviet submarines - each carrying tactical ballistic missiles armed with thermonuclear warheads - are ordered to make a covert run at the U.S. blockade in the Caribbean . . .

Red Traitor

Red Traitor

Author: Owen Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2021

The year is 1962, and KGB Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vasin is searching for ghosts: for evidence of the long-rumoured existence of an American spy embedded at the highest echelons of Soviet power. But it's while on this wild goose chase, a high-stakes espionage race against a rival State agency, that Vasin first hears whispers of an ominous top-secret undertaking: Operation Anadyr. As tensions flare between Nikita Khrushchev and President Kennedy over Russian missiles hidden in Cuba, four Soviet submarines - each carrying tactical ballistic missiles armed with thermonuclear warheads - are ordered to make a covert run at the U.S. blockade in the Caribbean . . . One of the most treacherous and terrifying moments in modern history - when the fate of the world lay with a lone, nervous Soviet naval officer one hundred meters under the sea and out of all contact with his commanders - lies at the heart of the claustrophobically tense new Cold War thriller by the author of the acclaimed Black Sun.

Man on Edge

Man on Edge

Author: Humphrey Hawksley Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/07/2021

Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Treachery

Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Treachery

Author: Brian Freeman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2021

The world's most ruthlessly efficient assassin, Jason Bourne, has carved a bloody swathe through all his opponents but now he's facing the one force he can't defeat - his own past - in the latest thrilling entry in Robert Ludlum's New York Times bestselling series. Three years ago, Jason Bourne embarked on a mission in Estonia with his partner and lover, a fiery UK-based Treadstone agent codenamed Nova. Their job was to rescue a Russian scientist and activist, the leader of an anti-Putin protest movement, who'd recently been smuggled out of St. Petersburg in the midst of an FSB manhunt. They failed. Now, three years later, everything has changed for Bourne. Nova is gone, killed in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Bourne is a lone operative working in the shadows for Treadstone. He's ready for a new mission when his handler bring him shocking news. The Estonian mission was a set up. Their target had not been killed. She is still in hiding in Russia and the Russian State Intelligence Agency is desperately seeking her. Bourne must find her first, but his race to correct the errors of the past will lead him to one inevitable conclusion: Some secrets should stay buried.