ONE RULE. TRUST NO-ONE.
Adam Hamdy's debut PENDULUM was called 'one of the best thrillers of the year' by JAMES PATTERSON. This pulse-racing read is perfect for fans of Lee Child and Simon Kernick.
'SO TENSE, YOU WILL BE BITING YOUR NAILS LONG BEFORE THE FINAL CHAPTER.' The Sun
'FREEFALL IS A RELENTLESS, ADRENALINE-CHARGED THRILLER THAT GRIPS FROM THE FIRST PAGE' Daily Express
JOHN WALLACE IS A TARGET
Hiding off-grid after exposing the shadowy Pendulum conspiracy, Wallace is horrified to discover he is still marked for death.
THERE ARE ONLY TWO PEOPLE HE CAN TRUST
DI Patrick Bailey is still reeling from the murder investigation that nearly cost him his life.
FBI Agent Christine Ash is hunting a serial killer with a link to an unfinished case
HE MUST FIND THE TRUTH
The death of a London journalist triggers an investigation that brings them back together, hurling them into the path of an unknown enemy.
BEFORE THE KILLER FINDS HIM
Hunted across the world, they are plunged into a nightmare deadlier than they could have ever imagined.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FREEFALL:
'This is a full on action packed, high octane adventure.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
' I was absolutely gripped' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
'Edge of the seater thriller that keeps the action coming thick and fast' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
Hamdy's unapologetically brutal sequel to 2017's Pendulum, the second in a trilogy, suffers from middle-book syndrome. London photojournalist John Wallace, who has been on an extended assignment in Afghanistan, narrowly escapes an assassination attempt. In the course of seeking his would-be assassin, Wallace joins forces with FBI agent Christine Ash. Together they follow a trail of vicious killings linked to a seemingly unstoppable clandestine group known as the Foundation, which has operatives in the highest levels of governments around the world. Hamdy has a knack for creating emotionally complex and authentic characters, as well as visually stunning and memorable sequences (like the arresting opening scene, which depicts a newspaper editor's last moments before she appears to hang herself). But the convoluted story line which only reveals solid information about the Foundation's real motives toward the end quickly becomes tiresome. The disappointing conclusion, essentially a respite before book three, will leave many readers less than thrilled. That Pendulum is being adapted for TV by NBCUniversal International Studios bodes well for the series' long-term success.