Ascension (Paperback)
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Ascension (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 07/04/2022
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As an agent is found dead on a remote island that houses highly-classified government projects, a deadly intelligence game from the past starts afresh in Harris’ wire-taut espionage thriller.

Ascension: the most remote island in the world...

Elliot Kane, former spy, trying to leave the world of espionage behind.

Kathryn Taylor: a stalled career in MI6, running the South Atlantic desk.

Rory Bannatyne: covert technical specialist. Dead, apparently of suicide.

Three friends from a mission many years ago reconnect when one of them dies on Ascension Island. Rory Bannatyne had been tasked with tapping a new transatlantic data cable, but a day before he was due to return home he is found hanged. When Kathryn Taylor begs Kane to go over and investigate, he can't say no, but it's an uneasy reintroduction to the intelligence game.

Ascension is a curious legacy of England's imperial past. Only employees and their families are allowed to live there. It's home to several highly-classified government projects, a British and American military base, and forty dead volcanic cones. Entirely isolated from the world, the disappearance of a young girl at the same time as Rory's death means local tensions are high. Elliot needs to discover what happened to her as well as to Rory. But the island contains more secrets than even the government knows, and it's not going to give them up without a fight.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349142975
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

One of the best new spy series continues with ex-spook Elliot Kane reluctantly back in harness to investigate the suspicious death of a former colleague on Ascension Island. First-class cloak-and-dagger stuff against an unusual backdrop - Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph

One of our finest thriller writers...Fans of his criminally underrated Belsey novels, about a corrupt London detective, will recognise some familiar themes, including a soft spot for heroic losers and an interest in the physical and mental remains of the Cold War. But it is the location that matters most of all, windswept and staffed by a mixtures of spooks, oddballs and drunks, and it will stay with you long after you close the book - Evening Standard

A fascinating tale of modern espionage in a unique setting - Irish Independent

Harris evokes a powerful sense of place in a landscape where the elements turn out be a character in its own right and the intrigue developing as a result of his investigation quickly sets up a rather frantic and tense finale. A bloody good read! - Maxim Jakubowski, Crime Time

A twisty, propulsive spy thriller, all set against the vividly evoked hellscape of one of the most remote islands in the world - Irish Times

A corker...Harris expertly keeps the plates spinning while breathing thrilling life into the ex-pat community and its moon surface existence - Big Issue

Oliver Harris is always pure quality and I'm loving the hell out of his foray into the contemporary spy novel. Elegant and compulsive' - Ian Rankin, praise for A Shadow Intelligence

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Zuzanna Skrobacka

“A very enjoyable read!”

Oliver Harris Ascension is set up on a very small remote island, somewhere between Africa and Brazil. It’s location, climate, less than 900 inhabitants have already been a challenge not to mention unexpected death of... More

Paperback edition
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“Island life is not for everyone!”

Maybe 3 ½ stars. Drawn by the title as I have spent time in Ascension myself. Fortunately, my trips to the island were not marred by the menace that hangs over it in this book. Being able to envisage virtually all... More

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“Gripping modern spy thriller to rival the classics”

Ascension by Oliver Harris is a gripping modern spy thriller to rival the classics - I loved it!!

When a body mysteriously appears in the cargo of a flight from a South Atlantic air force base without any... More

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