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A stunning, apocalyptic standalone sequel to The Stranger.

The Terrorist Guy Fowle, known as the Stranger, escapes from prison.

A mysterious Russian hacker is murdered in London and his thumb cut off.

At the heart of government, the Chancellor of the Exchequer is desperate to keep a secret.

It’s a puzzle that Jude Lyon of MI6 must solve, and quickly.

If he doesn’t the world will literally go up in flames.

*****

‘Violent, authentic and alarmingly believable story about modern spying’ – Sun

‘His military background renders the action scenes bloodily and the novel’s apocalyptic scenario all too plausibly . . . Fire in the hole’ – The Times

‘A superb writer, with great imagination, inventiveness and the ability to portray events with simplicity and urgency’ – Michael Jecks, author of Act of Vengeance

‘Conway has created, with Jude Lyon, a very modern hero, and one who will run for many more stories, I hope. Basically, if you are going to read any thriller this year, make it this one’ – Shots Magazine

Reviews

Spy wars -- for real -- by the man who knows
Tom Mangold
A superb writer, with great imagination, inventiveness and the ability to portray events with simplicity and urgency
Michael Jecks, author of Act of Vengeance
Conway has created, with Jude Lyon, a very modern hero, and one who will run for many more stories, I hope. Basically, if you are going to read any thriller this year, make it this one
Shots Magazine
There's a healthy crop of younger spy writers just now, and Simon Conway is among the pick of the bunch. His military background renders the action scenes bloodily and the novel's apocalyptic scenario all too plausibly . . . Fire in the hole
The Times
Violent, authentic and alarmingly believable story about modern spying
the Sun
Brilliantly written, this sequel manages to be even more exciting and nail-bitingly intense than the original
Irish Independent
The most brilliant spy thriller
Charlotte Philby, author of A Double Life
This'll keep readers up all night. It's a hugely entertaining read, featuring the nastiest, most charismatic villain of recent years, and barely pauses for breath throughout
Mick Herron, author of Slough House
The Saboteur takes his storytelling to a new level
Financial Times
A very fast-paced thriller that smoothly moves through one explosive set-up after another. Conway keeps his foot firmly on the accelerator as the body count mounts and the book rockets to the large scale climax
Deadly Pleasures magazine, Best of 2021
Gripping political thriller . . . Conway mixes bloody action scenes in Syria with a wider story about loyalty and even love
Financial Time, Best books of 2021: Thrillers
You just know when a book has been penned by a knowledgeable hand . . . this explosive thriller is alarmingly authentic
Scottish Field
This spy thriller had me holding my breath every few pages, desperate to know how things were going to pan out. A perfect festive read for anyone who loves spy novels and pacey thrillers
Dumfries & Galloway Life