Author(s): Sam Bourne
A blockbuster thriller from No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sam Bourne, in which Maggie Costello uncovers an assassination plot to kill the tyrannical new president. The unthinkable has happened...The United States has elected a volatile demagogue as president, backed by his ruthless chief strategist, Crawford 'Mac' McNamara. When a war of words with the North Korean regime spirals out of control and the President comes perilously close to launching a nuclear attack, it's clear someone has to act, or the world will be reduced to ashes. Soon Maggie Costello, a seasoned Washington operator and stubbornly principled, discovers an inside plot to kill the President - and faces the ultimate moral dilemma. Should she save the President and leave the free world at the mercy of an increasingly crazed would-be tyrant - or commit treason against her Commander in Chief and risk plunging the country into a civil war?
Praise for Sam Bourne 'Bourne has proved he can more than rub shoulders with the likes of John Le Carre and Robert Harris' Mirror 'An intelligent, finely crafted mystery that brilliantly channels the anxieties of our time' New York Times 'A strikingly fresh thriller ... ingeniously realized.' Sunday Times 'A fast-paced political thriller with a murder mystery at its heart that keeps the reader gripped and rooting for the smart female lead throughout. Freedland's best novel to date' Express 'Jonathan Freedland's inventive, thought-provoking political context gives the good plot added bite, depth and intelligence' The Times 'Freedland has a knack of keeping the reader gripped. The twists when they come - and boy do they come - are genuinely surprising' Independent 'Engrossing' Sunday Telegraph Compulsive reading ... bears all the hallmarks of a blockbuster' Daily Express
Sam Bourne is the pseudonym of award-winning journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Freedland, who writes a weekly column for the Guardian and is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's contemporary history series, The Long View. He served for four years as the Guardian's Washington correspondent, covered the 2016 US election campaign and is a widely respected commentator on American affairs. His previous five internationally bestselling novels have sold over 2 million copies and been published in over 30 languages.