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Publisher Description

2001. Age is catching up with Robert Finlay, a police officer on the Royalty Protection team based in London. He’s looking forward to returning to uniform policing and a less stressful life with his new family. But fate has other plans. Finlay’s deeply traumatic, carefully concealed past is about to return to haunt him. A policeman is killed by a bomb blast, and a second is gunned down in his own driveway. Both of the murdered men were former Army colleagues from Finlay’s own SAS regiment, and in a series of explosive events, it becomes clear that he is not the ordinary man that his colleagues, friends and new family think he is. And so begins a game of cat and mouse – a wicked game – in which Finlay is the target, forced to test his long-buried skills in a fight against a determined and unidentified enemy.
Wicked Game is a taut, action-packed, emotive thriller about a man who might be your neighbour, a man who is forced to confront his past in order to face a threat that may wipe out his future, a man who is willing to do anything to protect the people he loves. But is it too late?

'On every page tension is carefully built, as a portentous revelation is offered or a memory smothered. Johnson litters his tale with the plotting equivalent of incendiaries: cops we don’t quite trust, a career that came abruptly to an end, a secret needing to be kept … Gripping stuff’ New Welsh Review

'Terse, tense and vivid writing. Matt Johnson is a brilliant new name in the world of thrillers. And he's going to be a big name’ Peter James

‘From the first page to the last, an authentic, magnetic and completely absorbing read’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes

‘A barnstormer of a book … Nothing is clear-cut in a labyrinthine plot which is gripping and which – despite thrills and spills aplenty – never falls short of believable’ David Young, author of Stasi Child

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
December 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
300
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orenda Books Ltd
SIZE
1
MB

Customer Reviews

@StuParmenter ,

A new talent in British literature.

If this is book one then I can't wait for the rest... I'm gonna need a bigger shelf!

Authentic, well paced and characters you believe, this really is a great first novel by Matt Johnson.

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