To Kill a Man (Hardback)Sam Bourne (author)
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A cat-and-mouse thriller of rare intelligence, To Kill a Man is the latest from number-one bestseller Sam Bourne -- a twisting, timely story of power, justice and revenge.
A woman is brutally assaulted in her own home by an intruder. She defends herself -- leaving her attacker dead.
But this is no ordinary woman. She's Natasha Winthrop, tipped as a future president of the United States.
When inconsistencies emerge in Winthrop's story, political troubleshooter Maggie Costello is drafted in to save Natasha's career. At first, Winthrop is hailed as a #MeToo heroine: the woman who fought back. But Maggie is soon forced to confront more troubling questions about what really happened that night. Did Natasha secretly know her attacker? Is there a link to similar attacks, in America and around the world?
Who is Natasha Winthrop -- and what is she capable of?
Praise for To Kill a Man:
'Ingenious plot twists and insights into political campaigning, the Me Too movement and the darker side of the internet...this [is a] topical and thought-provoking thriller' The Times
'Completely gripping and original. Sam Bourne puts female anger, vengeance and power at the centre of this, his latest and to my mind most exciting novel, to thrillingly cathartic effect' Hadley Freeman
'A compulsive, zeitgeisty tale of gender politics and social-media manipulation. The perfect post-#MeToo thriller -- I gobbled it up' Louise Candlish
'A strikingly good thriller with a contemporary feel' Daily Mail
'A thrilling and involving mystery that provides a masterclass on American politics, but also has a real human story at its heart' Sunday Express
'An absorbing and timely thriller' Irish Independent
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 40 mm
In To Kill the Truth, Maggie Costello rivetingly tackles a cabal of Holocaust and slavery deniers, whose aim is nothing less than to destroy memory * Sunday Times *
Urgently topical * The Times *
A propulsive plot and an appealing heroine . . . The premise is both intriguing and, in the current climate of post-truth, fake news and sour populism, grimly topical * Guardian *
Read this book * Jeffrey Archer *
Chilling . . . You think today's news is nightmarish enough? Sam Bourne's provocative thriller imagines things getting much, much worse * Mail on Sunday *
A dazzling thriller * Charles Cumming, author of The Man Between *
Bourne's writing is chillingly plausible... Read it while it's still fiction * James Swallow, author of Nomad and Exile *
House of Cards mixed with Homeland * Eli Attie, Writer/Producer, The West Wing *
A barnstorming read * Raymond Khoury, author of The End Game *
Brilliantly convincing * David Hare *
A gripping thriller and a prescient warning * Sunday Times *
Pacy, engaging and morally serious * Guardian *
A pacy, intelligent thriller set in the treacherous world of Trump-era politics . . . Recommended * Jewish Chronicle *
Grips from first to last page * Sunday Times Crime Club *
Topical and thought-provoking * The Times *
Chillingly convincing * Daily Mail *
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“Intelligent, plausible and thought provoking,”
I love the Maggie Costello series from Sam Bourne, aka Jonathan Freedland, and To Kill A Man is a terrific read that works perfectly as a stand-alone. Bourne takes real life contemporary events and weaves them into... More
“Fast Paced, Timely Thriller”
This is another in a series of thrillers featuring Maggie Costello, a fast-paced read which really gets under the skin of its protagonist. Still set in the world of Washington politics, the book opens with the... More
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Great political thriller !!
Loved the characters and story twists were great
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