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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 25/08/2016
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From the bestselling author of the Spider Shepherd and Jack Nightingale series comes First Response, the utterly addictive new thriller by Stephen Leather.

London is under siege.

Nine men in suicide vests primed to explode hold hostages in nine different locations around the city, and are ready to die for their cause.

Their mission: to force the government to release jihadist prisoners from Belmarsh Prison.

Their deadline: 6 p.m. Today.

But the bombers are cleanskins, terrorists with no obvious link to any group, and who do not appear on any anti-terror watch list. What has brought them together on this one day to act in this way?

Mo Kamran is the Superintendent in charge of the Special Crime and Operations branch of the Met. As the disaster unfolds and the SAS, armed police, and other emergency services rush to the scenes, he is tasked with preventing the biggest terrorist outrage the capital has ever known.

But nothing is what it seems. And only Kamran has the big picture. Will anyone believe him?

A chillingly plausible and pulse-pounding depiction of how London might be held to ransom in a concerted terrorist attack: this is thriller writing at its very best.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781473604575
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The sheer impetus of his storytelling is damned hard to resist * Sunday Express *
Leather has the rare knack of writing in such a way that you almost feel as if you are watching a film . . . I devoured chapter after chapter late into the night * www.crimesquad.com on FAIR GAME *
As tough as British thriller writers get * Irish Independent *
Explores complex contemporary issues while keeping the action fast and bloody * Economist on DEAD MEN *
It is the authenticity of this plot that grasps the imagination and never lets it go. * Daily Mail *

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“A guaranteed page turner”

Stephen Leather's latest book is a stand alone novel about a terrorist threat in central London. There is a host of new characters, and a gripping plot with several twists. The writing is top class, and conveys... More

Hardback edition
25th February 2016
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“Gripped”

I could not put this down. The suspense grew with every page turned; I was kept intrigued throughout. I would highly recommend this book.

Hardback edition
12th August 2016
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