The explosive, action-packed prequel to EA''s mega-selling video game, BATTLEFIELD 4.
It''s 3am and 20 below zero on the Chinese-North Korean border. Shanghai-based CIA operative Laszlo Kovic''s mission is going straight to hell. Tasked with exfiltrating a North Korean nuclear scientist, he unwittingly leads a team of Marines into a deadly ambush.
Bruised, battered and frostbitten, he returns to Shanghai seeking answers. Was he set up or did someone leak the mission? Within hours people are trying to kill him and China''s own spies are after him. Against orders, Kovic assembles a crack team from Shanghai''s underworld - a master hacker, a cat burglar and a former special-forces sniper. His quest takes him to the heart of a deadly conspiracy involving a sinister American-born Chinese gangster and one of the country''s most revered leaders. As Shanghai descends into chaos, can he stop the plot before East and West erupt into a global war?
British author Titchmarsh (Rosie) brings the art world alive in this engaging romantic drama. In 2007, James "Jamie" Ballantyne reconnects with childhood chum and flame, Artemis "Missy" King, who resurfaces in the showroom of Jamie's auction house in Bath to bid on a painting on behalf of her grandfather. The reunited couple discover that a set of paintings by Sir Alfred James Munnings, owned by Missy's grandfather (himself owner of an established fine art gallery), are fakes. Their investigation reveals a long thread of family secrets and the source of the feud between their two families, revelations that cause the couple to split up. Titchmarsh alternates between the present and the story of Jamie's grandfather, Harry Ballantyne, and Missy's grandmother, Eleanor King, who met as art students at Oxford. The effect is nostalgic and builds anticipation and curiosity in the history of the two families, including the story behind the lost love of their grandparents.