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White Hot Silence

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781787470828

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 27th June 2019

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense / Espionage & Spy Thriller

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The stunning new thriller from ‘the proud carrier of the flag first unfurled by John le Carre’ (LEE CHILD)

‘An espionage master’ CHARLES CUMMING

Timely and terrific’ MICK HERRON

On a deserted road in Calabria, Greek aid worker Anastasia Cristakos is driving alone to visit one of the new refugee centres funded by billionaire Denis Hisami whom she has recently married. She slows down to greet two African migrants she recognises. Too late she realises they are not her friends. This is an ambush.

She manages a desperate phone call to Hisami before her Mafia kidnappers silence her with a powerful drug. Hours later she wakes up in the pitch dark on a container ship, powering eastwards across the Mediterranean.

Anastasia has been abducted and held hostage because Hisami has explosive information that his enemies have killed for and will kill for again. But Hisami can do nothing to save his wife. His time as a commander with the Kurdish Peshmerga has caught up with him. The US authorities have seized his passport and jailed him for possible terrorist activities in the past. For all his wealth, he is powerless.

Only one man can help him. Paul Samson, former MI6 agent and a genius at tracking missing persons. He’s the obvious choice. There’s only one snag. Samson was, and probably still is, in love with Anastasia. If he manages to locate and save her, will it be for Hisami – or himself?

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Porter is both his own man and the proud carrier of the flag first unfurled by John le Carre more than fifty years ago. British espionage fiction is the best in the world, and Porter is part of the reason why
Lee Child
A welcome return ... timely and terrific
Mick Herron
An espionage master
Charles Cumming
Tense, exciting and well researched, it is little wonder that Henry Porter's name is ranked with fellow espionage writers Charles Cumming, Robert Littell and John le Carre
Enigmatic, pacy and international
Strong Words magazine
This is Henry Porter at his best. White Hot Silence has all the pace and excitement of Remembrance Day and the cool, intelligent depth of Brandenburg, for me his two best novels to date
NB magazine
Henry Porter is now one of the most accomplished practitioners of the modern thriller, as White Hot Silence reminds us. Porter once again delivers an epic functioning as both picaresque adventure and a commentary on our volatile era
Crime Time

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