By Andrew Grant
In his gritty, action-packed debut, Even, Andrew provide brought readers to David Trevellyan, a James Bond for the twenty-first century. Now, Trevellyan returns in Grant’s newest, a fast moving, glossy mystery fueled by way of adrenaline and revenge.
Obliged to go away long island urban within the aftermath of his past venture, David Trevellyan is summoned to the British Consulate in Chicago. To an identical workplace the place, only a week ahead of, his new handler was once attacked and shot via a Royal army Intelligence operative long past undesirable.
Assigned the activity of discovering the rogue agent and placing an finish to his treacherous scheme, Trevellyan quickly reveals that after back, his in simple terms hopes of saving numerous blameless lives lie now not in the approach, yet in his personal instincts and abilities.
Trust is an phantasm — belief the incorrect individual, and it might probably get you killed.
Drawing comparisons to Robert Ludlum, and his personal brother, Lee baby, Andrew Grant’s remarkably professional voice cuts a brand new direction throughout the crime mystery style, carrying on with to check the boundaries during this groundbreaking new sequence.
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