Man on Edge
by Humphrey Hawksley

Where are the military secrets that could destroy America? Rake Ozenna must act fast to prevent a global catastrophe.

“Everything readers want in a political thriller” –Library Journal

A senior Russian naval officer is murdered in Moscow. Before he dies, he slips a file to his niece, American trauma surgeon Carrie Walker.

With deadly Russian agents on her trail, Carrie runs for her life.

Hunted and alone, Carrie turns to Rake Ozenna for help. As the enemy closes in, Rake uncovers a Kremlin plan of catastrophic global impact. To stop it, he first needs to bring Carrie to safety . . . and neutralise those pursuing her.

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“Plenty of fast-paced action [that] will hook thriller fans” –Booklist

“Gripping and addictive” –San Francisco Review of Books

“An easy and entertaining read” –Financial Times

“Hawksley’s second thriller is as exciting as the first” –Crime Review

“A well written, fast-paced, and cleverly-plotted page-turner” –Nelson DeMille

“An up-to-the-minute, page-turning spy thriller” –Charles Cumming

“A deftly crafted and simply riveting read from beginning to cliff-hanger ending” –Midwest Book Review

Reviews

A multilayered tale with plenty of fast-paced action will hook thriller fans

Booklist

A hard-as-nails hero, an out-of-the-ordinary location, and oodles of high-action encounter – it’s everything readers want in a political thriller

Library Journal

Hawksley has a newsman’s writing style that makes for an easy and entertaining read. The scene-setting is vivid, the geopolitics a balanced backdrop

Financial Times

Gripping and addictive ... Fine prose, stunning characters who capture and retain our interest, and insights into the realm of global politics and derring-do ... Highly recommended

San Francisco Review of Books

Hawksley’s second thriller is as exciting as the first ... There are several unexpected killings in a very brutal manner which bring to mind some of the more bloody episodes in some of Iain M Banks’ stories, or Game of Thrones”

Crime Review

Reminiscent of the very best Cold War fiction, filled with intrigue, double-dealing, and ingenious political intrigue. Hawksley's hero, Rake Ozenna, is smart and tough, and we're glad to have him on our side. A well written, fast-paced, and cleverly-plotted page-turner

Nelson DeMille

The pace is furious, the casualty list breathtaking, and the plotters exactly whom you suspected

Kirkus Reviews

A deftly crafted and simply riveting read from beginning to cliff-hanger ending

Midwest Book Review

Knuckle-whitening suspense, bloody violence, dirty tricks, and plenty of surprising twists make this a gripping, can’t-put-it-down read

Booklist on Man on Ice

Authentic settings, non-stop action, backstabbing villains, and rough justice … Keeps you ready for the gut punch

Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author on Man on Ice

Humphrey Hawksley

Humphrey Hawksley is a foreign correspondent for the BBC, a regular speaker and panellist at Intelligence Squared and the Royal Geographical Society, and many literary festivals. Hawksley’s writing has appeared in the Guardian, The Times, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune and Yale Global. Hawksley’s television documentaries include The Curse of Gold and Bitter Sweet, Aid Under Scrutiny, Old Man Atom and Danger: Democracy at Work@hwhawksley humphreyhawksley.com

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Editions

Man on Edge by Humphrey Hawksley is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278891403rd March 2020144 X 222mm288$28.99
Hardback978072788914029th November 2019144 X 222mm288£20.99
Hardback97807278891403rd March 2020144 X 222mm288$28.99
Ebook97814483036491st January 2020N/A288$6.99
Ebook97814483036491st January 2020N/A288£4.99
Ebook97814483036491st January 2020N/A288$6.99
Paperback978178029666123rd February 2021140 X 216mm288$17.95
Paperback978178029666131st December 2020140 X 216mm288£12.99
Paperback978178029666123rd February 2021140 X 216mm288$17.95
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