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'BREATHLESS, COMPLEX AND SERIOUSLY HARDCORE' LEE CHILD
Officially Max McLean doesn't exist.
Sniper. Spy. Assassin. His job is top secret, deadly... and often Max is the only thing keeping his country safe.
Fortunately, he's bloody good at it.
But Max is growing tired of unquestioned loyalty to his political masters. And when his latest job takes him deep into West African jungle, where a remote village has been quarantined after a sinister virus takes hold, it's time for answers.
As the mission darkens further than he ever thought possible, Max faces a perilous, breath-taking quest for the truth, that will call into question everything that he once believed in, and leave the fate of humanity itself in his hands . . .
The Break Line drips with authenticity, menace and first-hand knowledge of the frontline. Smart, unputdownable and packed with jaw-dropping plot twists, this is a thriller like no other.
'Beautifully written and extensively researched, The Break Line is a riveting page-turner, a gruesome delight, and a study of what lies in the shadowed corners of the human heart' Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan X
'A thriller of an unusually classy calibre. Eloquently written, intensively researched ... Brabazon has crafted hugely gripping, thought-provoking yarn' Financial Times
'War correspondent James Brabazon brings his experience of the world's most dangerous places to this brutally compelling thriller . . .' Mail on Sunday
'A taut, razor-edged thriller, packed with granular detail and authenticity' James Swallow, bestselling author of Nomad
'It is insanely immersive, brilliantly blurring the lines between fiction and reality. I couldn't put it down' Tom Marcus, bestselling author of Soldier Spy
British documentarian Brabazon (My Friend the Mercenary: A Memoir) makes his fiction debut with an adrenaline-charged thriller. Soon after Max McLean, who has been an off-the-books assassin for the British government for more than two decades, decides not to kill his target in Caracas, Venezuela, he receives another assignment. He must travel to Karabunda, a jungle outpost in northern Sierra Leone, and kill the white leader of an insurgent force without backup or access to the usual intel. Max poses as a doctor to scout the remote area, only to discover that the military has closed off the entire region, claiming a cholera outbreak. He learns, though, that the dead have been savaged, some dismembered or eviscerated, with human bite marks left on the bodies. Later, in Freetown, he recovers a message left for him by a comrade-in-arms with a phrase in Irish that translates as "kill them all." Brabazon's inventive violence, mix of combat styles, and slowly revealed truths will keep readers on the edge of their seats.)\n