Crisis (Paperback)Frank Gardner (author)
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Crouched behind the dashboard, half hidden by the surrounding bushes, he could see figures silhouetted on the same dirt track they had driven down only an hour ago. They were calling to each other, their torch beams probing the night. And then Fuentes heard something that early made his heart stop. The distant sound of a man screaming, in intense drawn-out terror and pain.
Introducing Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando, and now under contract to MI6 for some of its most dangerous missions.
Sent into the steaming Colombian jungle to investigate the murder of a British intelligence officer, Luke finds himself caught up in the coils of a plot that has terrifying international dimensions.
Hunted down, captured, tortured and on the run from one of South America's most powerful and ruthless drugs cartels and its psychotic leader thirsting for revenge, Luke is in a life-or-death race against time to prevent a disaster on a truly terrifying scale: London is the target, the weapon is diabolical and the means of delivery is ingenious.
Drawing on his years of experience reporting on security matters, Crisis is Frank Gardner's debut novel. Combining insider knowledge, up-to-the-minute hardware, fly on the wall insights with heart-in-mouth excitement, Crisis boasts an irresistible, visceral frisson of authenticity: smart, fast-paced and furiously entertaining, here is a thriller for the 21st century.
‘As might be expected from the BBC’s security correspondent, it is the reportage that keeps you gripped.’ – The Standard
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 388 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 34 mm
"Written by someone who has been there, done that and knows what it's about, Crisis is a thriller you just can't put down." -- Sir ROGER MOORE
"Gardner knows his subject - and it shows. A rattling good read." -- JOHN HUMPHRYS, BBC Broadcaster
"Fast, taut, tense, accurate. A terrific read." -- FREDERICK FORSYTH
"A terrific page-turner." * SUNDAY TIMES *
"Frank Gardner has written a fast and exciting story rooted in the present horrifying dangers that surrounds us. Crisis is brimful of an insider's insights and reeks of authority." -- GERALD SEYMOUR
"Follows the path pioneered by Frederick Forsyth . . . authenticity seeps from every page . . . this is a promising start." * DAILY MAIL *
"Impressive . . .Gardner's debut begins at speed and scarcely draws breath thereafter." * The Times *
"Few thriller debuts possess the confidence and verve of Frank Gardner's CRISIS . . . a book of exhilarating panache." * SUNDAY TIMES *
"A seriously compulsive page turner." -- PETER SNOW
"Combines insider knowledge with heart-in-mouth excitement." * i-NEWSPAPER *
"Action-packed . . . the book's title scarcely does justice to such a thrilling read." * HUFFINGTON POST *
"Fast moving." * THE SUN *
"Irresistible . . . smart, authentic and always entertaining . . . high-voltage storytelling at its best and worthy of Frederick Forsyth or John le Carre." * CRIME REVIEW *
"Gardner obviously has an up-to-the-minute understanding of contemporary warfare and he is also a very good writer. This is a thrilling adventure." * LITERARY REVIEW *
"Gardner is a dab hand at ratcheting up the tension . . . a must read." * BUSINESS STANDARD *
"A compelling read." -- SIR JOHN SAWYERS, Former Chief of MI6
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