Man on Edge
by Humphrey Hawksley
A tense and twisting espionage thriller involving state secrets, lethal assassins and the threat of a new Cold War.
Trauma surgeon Carrie Walker is taken aback when her estranged uncle makes contact out of the blue. Senior Russian naval officer Artyom Semenov claims to be in possession of an explosive piece of information which he is offering to share with the West. But can he be trusted?
Travelling to Moscow undercover to meet with Semenov, Carrie finds herself stranded when the carefully-planned operation goes catastrophically awry. In grave danger, there’s only one person she can turn to for help: her former fiancé, Major Rake Ozenna of the Alaska National Guard.
Aware how vital it is that he reaches Carrie before others do, Rake knows he’s pitted against a powerful and lethal enemy. But is it a rogue agent – or the Russian state? As preparations gather pace for a high-profile NATO exercise off the Norwegian coast, Rake must act fast if he is to prevent a global catastrophe.
Genre: Espionage and spy thriller
“A multilayered tale with plenty of fast-paced action will hook thriller fans”
“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”
“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”
“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
“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”
“The pace is furious, the casualty list breathtaking, and the plotters exactly whom you suspected”
“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
“Hawksley’s excellent idea is to move the battleground from Eastern Europe to the Arctic North”
Mail on Sunday (Thriller of the Week) on Man on Ice
“Combines an all-too-believable, distinctly Orwellian premise with a kick-ass heroine … An impressive espionage debut”
Booklist on Security Breach
Man on Edge by Humphrey Hawksley is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727889140||3rd March 2020||144 X 222mm||288||$28.99|
|Hardback||9780727889140||29th November 2019||144 X 222mm||288||£20.99|
|Ebook||9781448303649||1st January 2020||N/A||288||$6.99|
|Ebook||9781448303649||1st January 2020||N/A||288||£4.99|
|Paperback||9781780296661||23rd February 2021||140 X 216mm||288||$17.95|
|Paperback||9781780296661||31st December 2020||140 X 216mm||288||£12.99|