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Espionage & spy thriller

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Black Sun

Black Sun

Author: Owen Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

'One of the best thrillers of recent years . . . a tour-de-force. It drips with authenticity from every page . . . a page-turning, thumping good read' DAVID YOUNG, bestselling author of Stasi Child 'An outstanding first novel . . . Matthews writes superbly' SUNDAY TIMES 'Crime Book of the Month' 1961. Hidden deep within central Soviet Russia is a place that doesn't appear on any map: a city called Arzamas-16. Here a community of dedicated scientists and technicians is building the most powerful nuclear device the world will ever see - three thousand times more powerful than Hiroshima. But days before the bomb is to be tested, a young physicist is found dead. His body contains enough radioactive poison to kill thousands. The Arzamas authorities believe it is suicide - they want the corpse disposed of, the incident filed and forgotten. But Moscow is alarmed by what's going on in this strange, isolated place. And so KGB major Alexander Vasin is sent to investigate. What he finds in Arzamas is unlike anything he's experienced before. His wits will be tested against some of the most brilliant minds in the Soviet Union - eccentrics, patriots and dissidents who, because their work is considered to be of such vital national importance, have been granted the freedom to think and act, live and love as they wish. For in Arzamas, nothing can be allowed to get in the way of the project. Not even murder . . . Intricately researched, cunningly plotted and brilliantly told, Black Sun is a fast-paced and timely thriller set at the height - and in the heart - of Soviet power.

The Dark Crusader

The Dark Crusader

Author: Alistair MacLean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

A classic tale of espionage, secret missions and exotic locations which out-Bonds Bond, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Eight job advertisements. Eight jobs. Eight specialists in modern technology required. Eight scientists to fill them. Applicants to be married, with no children, and prepared to travel. Highly persuasive salaries. One criminal mastermind. Eight positions filled. Eight scientists - and their wives - disappear. Completely. One secret agent to stop him. Advertisment no.9. Sydney, Australia. Fuel specialist required. Looks like a job for John Bentall...

Imposter 13 The explosive finale to the Sleeper 13 trilogy!

Imposter 13 The explosive finale to the Sleeper 13 trilogy!

Author: Rob Sinclair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

THE EXPLOSIVE FINALE TO THE SLEEPER 13 SERIES Against all odds, Aydin Torkal - aka Sleeper 13 - broke free from the terrorist group that took him as a child and raised him into a life of violence and hate. In the two years since, he's been tracking and killing those responsible. But he's not done yet. Now living a secret life in London, MI6 needs his help infiltrating a sinister new terrorist cell. In order to halt their deadly ambitions, he must convince the world's most dangerous terrorists that he's one of them. He must do it before the world suffers another deadly attack. And he must do it alone. He is IMPOSTER 13. THE SLEEPER 13 THRILLER SERIES HAS READERS GRIPPED: 'Perfect for spy thriller lovers and fans of I Am Pilgrim, Orphan X' - Goodreads review 'I could not put down this book' - Netgalley reviewer 'Brilliant, gripping' - Netgalley reviewer

A Double Life

A Double Life

Author: Charlotte Philby Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY. AND THEN THERE'S THE TRUTH. Gabriela, a senior negotiator in the FCO's counter-terrorism unit, runs a small and powerful team based in Whitehall. She is tenacious, hard-working and the family breadwinner. Her husband Tom - a freelance architect - looks after their two small children. When Gabriela returns from a seven-month stint in Moscow, something doesn't seem right. Isobel is a journalist working for the local paper in Camden. Walking home from a party one night, she witnesses a horrific attack. But someone has seen her, and is making themselves known in increasingly frightening ways. As Isobel starts to investigate, she uncovers a dark network of human trafficking and exploitation. While Gabriela's life begins to unravel, Isobel gets closer to the story. With one desperate to uncover the truth, and the other determined to hide it, the two women's lives converge. Compulsive and compelling A Double Life is a beautifully written and deeply chilling examination of deceit.

The Silent War

The Silent War

Author: Andreas Norman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

As the head of Swedish Intelligence in Brussels Bente Jensen has many enemies, even among those who ought to be her allies, like Jonathan Green of MI6. In a city heaving with competing espionage agencies he is the person she fears and distrusts most. She has good reason. They share a past. Green has been part of an MI6 conspiracy to hold, interrogate, torture and kill its political prisoners in a safe house in Syria. This explosive information has been leaked to Bente by a conscience-stricken British operative. When it is clear she can expose this operation MI6 uses its full arsenal of dirty tricks to shame her, disgrace her, destroy her relationships and remove her from active service. But Green's private life has more in common with Bente's than he acknowledges. He is far from fireproof himself. Both spies will find themselves targets of the UK establishment's precisely calculated revenge. Like its highly acclaimed predecessor Into A Raging Blaze Andreas Norman's new novel is a morally and politically complex international thriller. Its nail-biting plot and sympathetic characters show the tragic human consequences of private and public treachery.

A Double Life

A Double Life

Author: Charlotte Philby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY. AND THEN THERE'S THE TRUTH. Gabriela, a senior negotiator in the FCO's counter-terrorism unit, runs a small and powerful team based in Whitehall. She is tenacious, hard-working and the family breadwinner. Her husband Tom - a freelance architect - looks after their two small children. When Gabriela returns from a seven-month stint in Moscow, something doesn't seem right. Isobel is a journalist working for the local paper in Camden. Walking home from a party one night, she witnesses a horrific attack. But someone has seen her, and is making themselves known in increasingly frightening ways. As Isobel starts to investigate, she uncovers a dark network of human trafficking and exploitation. While Gabriela's life begins to unravel, Isobel gets closer to the story. With one desperate to uncover the truth, and the other determined to hide it, the two women's lives converge. Compulsive and compelling A Double Life is a beautifully written and deeply chilling examination of deceit.

Terminal Black

Terminal Black

Author: Adrian (Author) Magson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

A Falling Of Angels

A Falling Of Angels

Author: W.T. Delaney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2020

'The world of intelligence is a wilderness of mirrors where truth and falsehood endlessly reflect and refract one another and nothing is quite what it seems!' - James Jesus Angleton, CIA A Falling of Angels is the second part of a trilogy of action/adventure novels by W.T.Delaney against the backdrop of the Western world's current struggle against Islamic terrorism. It's London in 2019 and the Islamic State has crumbled and a team of British-born jihadists are on their way home with revenge and mass murder in mind. When a British agent within the Daesh reveals a suicide bomb plot, Samantha Holloway, an ex-British Army Intelligence Corps operator, and her team of former Special Forces soldiers are contracted by the Security Services to help. The story unfolds as Sam's team race to prevent the attack against the gripping backdrop of a secret, complex and morally dubious CIA plot, to locate and capture the terrorist mastermind. Have Sam's team been told the truth as the clock ticks towards an attack on the heart of government? But when the truth finally emerges she realises that London isn't the only target...

The Circle-A Killings

The Circle-A Killings

Author: Sean Heary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2020

Returning from Moscow, Lorenzo Rossi finds himself forced to quit his job as head of the Vatican police. And to make matters worse, his fiancee, CIA Agent Cathy Doherty, calls off their wedding. Just as Rossi is settling into his new life as a visiting academic at Cambridge University, the CIA persuades him to rejoin Cathy in catching the killer of three American billionaires. Barely on speaking terms, the two devise a plan to befriend the CIA's main suspect. As they get closer to the suspect and his coterie of friends, Rossi and Cathy realise that they're being played for fools. But why? Everything points to an international conspiracy. As friends and foes drop dead around them, they arrive at the truth. But to prove it they need to set a trap. A trap that turns them from hunter to prey. Will they survive to tell their tale? Praise for The Concordat: 'A great crime story... that whisks the reader away.'- Lovereading.co.uk 'Highly recommended for fans of thrillers in the vein of Dan Brown's and Robert Harris' works.' - Kirkus Reviews '[Heary] brings a sense of excitement and authenticity to his writing that pulls the readers along for the ride.' - Good Reading Magazine

Killing Eve: Die For Me The basis for the BAFTA-winning Killing Eve TV series

Killing Eve: Die For Me The basis for the BAFTA-winning Killing Eve TV series

Author: Luke Jennings Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2020

The basis for KILLING EVE, now a major BBC TV series, starring Sandra Oh On the run together, Eve Polastri and the psychopathic Villanelle take refuge in the underworld of St Petersburg. But the Twelve are closing in, as are the Russian security services. As the chess-game intensifies, and the grip of winter tightens, the couple are drawn into a nightmare realm of conspiracy and murder. Die For Me is a fast-paced, sophisticated thriller but also a poignant tale of love and erotic obsession. As the action races towards its shattering conclusion, can Eve and Villanelle learn to fully trust each other or will their differences destroy them? Codename Villanelle and No Tomorrow, the first two in the Killing Eve series, are out now! Praise for Killing Eve TV series 'A dazzling thriller . . . mightily entertaining' Guardian 'Entertaining, clever and darkly comic' New York Times

Black 13

Black 13

Author: Adam Hamdy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Black 13 is the brilliant first novel in the Scott Pearce series from Adam Hamdy. In this addictive and fast-paced thriller, ex-MI6 officer Pearce is about to show us that in a world where there is no loyalty to the nation state, it's time to burn the espionage rule book. An exiled agent. A growing threat. A clandestine war. The world is changing beyond recognition. Radical extremists are rising and seek to enforce their ideology globally. Governments, the military and intelligence agencies are being outmanoeuvred at every step. Borders are breaking down. Those in power are puppets. The old rules are obsolete. To fight this war a new doctrine is needed. In a world where nothing is at it seems, where trust is gone, one man will make the difference. Meet Ex-MI6 agent and man in exile, Scott Pearce. It's time to burn the espionage rule book. Watch Pearce light the fire.

Blood of the Wolf

Blood of the Wolf

Author: Graham Hurley Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2020

'Liked this. Went someway to plugging the ginormous hole that Philip Kerr's sad passing has left in my life' DERMOT O'LEARY. 'A searing portrait of the Nazi elite as the war turns against them. Raw, shocking and meticulously researched' TIM SEBASTIAN. Berlin, 1942. For four years, the men in field grey have helped themselves to country after country across Western Europe. For Werner Nehmann, a journalist at the Promi - the Ministry of Propaganda - this dizzying series of victories has felt like a party without end. But now the Reich's attention has turned towards the East, and as winter sets in, the mood is turning. Werner's boss, Joseph Goebbels, can sense it. A small man with a powerful voice and coal-black eyes, Goebbels has a deep understanding the dark arts of manipulation. His words, his newsreels, have shaken Germany awake, propelling it towards its greater destiny and he won't let - he can't let - morale falter now. But the Minister of Propaganda is uneasy and in his discomfort has pulled Werner into his close confidence. And here, amid the power struggle between the Nazi Chieftains, Werner will make his mistake and begin his descent into the hell of Stalingrad...