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    • ISBN:9781472127143
    • Publication date:06 Apr 2017
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The Spy

By James Phelan

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'Jed Walker is right there in Reacher's rear-view mirror.' Lee Child, international bestselling author.

Jed Walker is the man you want watching your back.

'Jed Walker is right there in Reacher's rear-view mirror.' Lee Child, international bestselling author.

Jed Walker is the man you want watching your back.

A sinister group - code-named Zodiac - has launched devastating global attacks. Twelve targets across the world, twelve code-named missions.

Operating distinct sleeper cells, they are the ultimate terrorist organisation, watching and waiting for a precise attack to activate the next group. It is a frightening and deadly efficient way to stay one step ahead. And cause the most chaos. For ex-CIA operative Jed Walker, chaos is his profession. On the outer, burned by his former agency, he is determined to clear his name. Stopping Zodiac is the only way. Desperate to catch the killers and find the mastermind, he can't afford to lose the next lead, but that means that sometimes the terrorists have to win.

Ultimately, it all comes down to Walker: he's the only one who can break the chain and put the group to sleep . . . permanently. It's exactly eighty-one hours until deadline.

Praise for James Phelan:

'James Phelan has produced a big, juicy, rollicking tale in the spirit of Robert Ludlum. We haven't seen an international thriller like this for a long time' Jeffery Deaver

'A fast and furious ride through a complicated maze of timely political intrigue. James Phelan has earned a new avid fan' Steve Berry

'A corker ... Phelan writes in swift, gritty prose, never wasting a word. An espionage novel with grunt.' Sydney Morning Herald

Biographical Notes

James Phelan is the bestselling and award-winning author of twenty-nine novels and one work of non-fiction. From his teens he wanted to be a novelist but first tried his hand at a real job, studying and working in architecture before turning to English literature, spending five years at a newspaper and obtaining an MA and PhD in literature.

The ex-CIA character of Jed Walker was first introduced in The Spy, which was followed by The Hunted, Kill Switch, Dark Heart and The Agency.

James has also written five titles in the Lachlan Fox thriller series, and the Alone trilogy of young adult post-apocalyptic novels. A full-time novelist since the age of twenty-five, he spends his time writing thrilling stories and travelling the world to talk about them.

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  • ISBN: 9781472127150
  • Publication date: 04 Jan 2018
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Constable
Walker's so hard he's got muscles in his spit — West Australian
An absolute must-read for fans of Clancy, Ludlum et al — Bookseller and Publisher on Patriot Act
Phelan has mastered the art of action-packed international espionage fiction. Fans of Clancy, Ludlum, Deighton, etc will find themselves quickly sucked in — The Age on Red Ice
Melbourne-based author James Phelan continues to redefine the often stale and cliche ridden political thriller genre ... The genre is in safe hands - Phelan proves again that intelligent thriller is not necessarily an oxymoron — Bookseller & Publisher on Blood Oil
Vivid and suspenseful ... If you like espionage novels with plenty of grunt you can't go past it — SMH
Melbournian Phelan gives British thriller writer Lee Child a run for his money — Weekend West
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Fox Hunt

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Patriot Act

James Phelan
Authors:
James Phelan

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James Phelan
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James Phelan

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Liquid Gold

James Phelan
Authors:
James Phelan

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The Agency

James Phelan
Authors:
James Phelan

'Jed Walker is right there in Reacher's rear-view mirror' Lee Child, international bestselling author-----In the murky world of espionage the rules of war do not apply2005: Jed Walker has just joined the CIA. As a ten-year veteran of Air Force Special Operations, Walker is used to being at the sharp end of things. But normally the front line is much further from home.Sent to New Orleans on the trail of some desperate Russians, he has no choice but to team up with a female British agent. As the body count grows and Hurricane Katrina hits, it's clear to Walker that no game has higher stakes. The winner takes all and he must succeed. From Langley to Louisiana, Washington to Moscow, Jed Walker is going to be pushed to the limit - of what he can do, what he can take, and what he knows is right.-----Praise for James Phelan'James Phelan has produced a big, juicy, rollicking tale in the spirit of Robert Ludlum. We haven't seen an international thriller like this for a long time' Jeffery Deaver'A fast and furious ride through a complicated maze of timely political intrigue. James Phelan has earned a new avid fan' Steve Berry

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James Phelan
Authors:
James Phelan

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Dark Heart

James Phelan
Authors:
James Phelan

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Kill Switch

James Phelan
Authors:
James Phelan

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