When an attempted assassination sparks a chain reaction of explosive events across London, Britain’s elite security forces seem powerless to stop the chaos threatening to overwhelm the government.


As the dark and deadly conspiracy unfolds, three strangers find their fates entwined: Joe Dempsey, a deadly military intelligence officer; Sarah Truman, a CNN reporter determined to get her headline; and Michael Devlin, a Belfast-born criminal barrister with a secret past.


As the circle of those they can trust grows ever smaller, Dempsey, Devlin and Truman are forced to work in the shadows, caught in a life-or-death race against the clock, before the terrible plot can consume them all.

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“This is a ‘knockout’ debut novel from boxer turned barrister Tony Kent, everything a great thriller conspiracy novel should be. It will draw new fans to the genre.”

Why we love this book

Tony Kent is a 40-year-old criminal barrister who draws on his legal experience to inspire and bring unusual accuracy to his thrillers. Tony grew up in a close-knit Irish family in London and studied Law in Scotland. Before being called to the Bar, he was a heavyweight amateur boxer and won a host of national titles. 

Now one of the UK’s leading barristers, Tony is a regular figure at London’s Old Bailey, where his case history includes prosecuting and defending many high-profile, nationally reported trials. He now specialises in the defence of serious crimes such as murder, kidnap, armed robbery, extortion and high-value fraud. 


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