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Author: Frank Gardner  

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The explosive, action-packed, Sunday Times No.1 bestselling debut thriller from acclaimed broadcaster, BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner - someone with a unique insight into the murky world of espionage and counter-terrorism.

On the run from one of South America's most ruthless drugs cartels and its psychotic leader thirsting for revenge, Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando 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.

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The explosive, action-packed, Sunday Times No.1 bestselling debut thriller from acclaimed broadcaster, BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner - someone with a unique insight into the murky world of espionage and counter-terrorism.

On the run from one of South America's most ruthless drugs cartels and its psychotic leader thirsting for revenge, Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando 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.

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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.

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Critic Reviews

“A compelling read.”

-- SIR JOHN SAWYERS, Former Chief of MI6 Gardner is a dab hand at ratcheting up the tension . . . a must read. BUSINESS STANDARD 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 Irresistible . . . smart, authentic and always entertaining . . . high-voltage storytelling at its best and worthy of Frederick Forsyth or John le Carre. CRIME REVIEW Fast moving. THE SUN Action-packed . . . the book's title scarcely does justice to such a thrilling read. HUFFINGTON POST Combines insider knowledge with heart-in-mouth excitement. i-NEWSPAPER A seriously compulsive page turner. -- PETER SNOW Few thriller debuts possess the confidence and verve of Frank Gardner's CRISIS . . . a book of exhilarating panache. SUNDAY TIMES Impressive . . .Gardner's debut begins at speed and scarcely draws breath thereafter. The Times Follows the path pioneered by Frederick Forsyth . . . authenticity seeps from every page . . . this is a promising start. DAILY MAIL 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 A terrific page-turner. SUNDAY TIMES Fast, taut, tense, accurate. A terrific read. -- FREDERICK FORSYTH Gardner knows his subject - and it shows. A rattling good read. -- JOHN HUMPHRYS, BBC Broadcaster 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 Full of tomorrow's headlines, Crisis is a nerve-shredding thriller with an intimate knowledge of the world it portrays. This is intelligent, high-voltage story-telling of the very highest order. -- TONY PARSONS

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About the Author

Born in 1961, Frank Gardner is the BBC's Security Correspondent, reporting for television and radio on issues of domestic and international security, notably on Islamist extremist related terrorism. A fluent Arabist, with a degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies, he was previously the BBC's Middle East Correspondent based in Cairo, and before that in Dubai. In June 2004, while reporting in Riyadh, Frank and his cameraman, Simon Cumbers, were ambushed by Islamist gunmen. Simon was killed outright, Frank was shot multiple times and left for dead. Against all expectations, he survived and, in 2006, published his acclaimed and bestselling memoir, Blood and Sand. In 2009 he published Far Horizons, a much praised account of his life as an inveterate traveller and explorer. His first novel, the thriller Crisis, was a No.1 bestseller. Awarded an OBE for services to journalism, Frank has also written for the Economist, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and Time Out and has been published in The Best of Sunday Times Travel Writing. He lives in London with his family.

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In the Colombian jungle, a body is found. A man in his forties. He's been stabbed and his ear cut off. In his pockets are a blood-stained notebook and a British passport. That much the local police know. What they don't know is that Jeremy Benton worked for the British Secret Intelligence Service. That his murder is going to trigger a crisis. MI6 need someone on the scene, and fast. Luke Carlton - ex-SBS commando, now under short-term contract to SIS - steps off a plane in Bogota and into a world of trouble. Because one of South America's most powerful and ruthless drugs barons is bent on destroying everything - and everyone - Luke holds dear. And unless Luke gets to him first, all Hell is going to break loose . . . 'A terrific page-turner' SUNDAY TIMES 'Nerve-shredding . . . intelligent, high-voltage story-telling of the very highest order' TONY PARSONS 'Follows the path pioneered by Frederick Forsyth . . . authenticity seeps from every page' DAILY MAIL 'Fast and exciting . . . brimful of an insider's insights and reeks of authority' GERALD SEYMOUR 'Someone who has been there, done that and knows what it's about . . . a thriller you just can't put down' Sir ROGER MOORE (Small, above the bar code) Frank Gardner has been the BBC's Security Correspondent since 2002. Crisis is his first novel. (Use current author photo to one side of bar code - Colin Thomas)

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Product Details

Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd | Bantam Books
Published
12th January 2017
Pages
576
ISBN
9780857503169
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