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Killing State
15 Aug 2018 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781788548922

Intelligent, action-packed conspiracy thriller set in post-Brexit Britain.

Fiction / FH (Thrillers)
Extent: 496 pages
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Killing StateA Michael North ThrillerJudith O'Reilly

'A terrific future-shock thriller' LEE CHILD.

What if the person you're ordered to kill
Is the woman you want to protect?

Michael North, assassin and spy-for-hire, is very good at killing bad guys. But what happens when his shadowy bosses at the dark heart of the British government order him to kill a good woman instead?

Rising political star, Honor Jones, MP, has started asking dangerous questions about the men running her country. The trouble is, she doesn't know when to stop. And, now that he's met her, neither does North...

'A gritty, action-packed page-turner' ANDY MCNAB.

'New thriller writers come and go. I suspect this lady will stick around' FREDERICK FORSYTH.

'Thought-provoking, pacy and thrilling' SUNDAY MIRROR.

'Fast-paced and packed with action ... A series hero to watch' MICK HERRON.

'Gripping and twisty' INDIA KNIGHT.

'Grabs you from page one and won't let you go ... Action-packed from start to finish – but with tenderness and great characterisation too. Fast, sharply written, clever and intense' JEREMY VINE, BBC2.

'A high-octane plot that centres around the dark heart of British political power. A great debut' SUNDAY TIMES.

Judith O'Reilly is the author of Wife in the North, a top-three Sunday Times bestseller and BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. It was based on Judith's eponymous blog which was named as one of the top 100 blogs in the world by the Sunday Times, and credited with kicking off the popularity of domestic blogging in the UK. Judith is a former political producer with BBC 2's Newsnight and ITN's Channel 4 News, and, when she isn't writing novels, she writes for the Sunday Times, has acted as a strategic communications adviser for both government and business.

Debut thriller: extremely well reviewed and a Sunday Times Crime Club star pick.

From the author of Wife in the North, a top ten Sunday Times bestseller based on a famous blog.

Judith O'Reilly is a former political producer with BBC 2 Newsnight and Channel 4 News, and currently writes for the Sunday Times.

MARKET: Sam Bourne; Lee Child; Frederick Forsyth.


'A terrific future-shock thriller full of pace, tension, character, and emotion', Lee Child

'A gritty, action-packed, page-turner', Andy McNab

'New thriller writers come and go. I suspect this lady will stick around', Frederick Forsyth

'Thought-provoking, pacy and thrilling', Sunday Mirror

'A high-octane plot that centres around the dark heart of British political power. A great debut', Sunday Times

'Grabs you from page one and won't let you go ... Action-packed from start to finish – but with tenderness and great characterisation too. Fast, sharplywritten, clever and intense', Jeremy Vine, BBC2

'Fast-paced and packed with action ... A series hero to watch', Mick Herron

'Gripping and twisty', India Knight

'[An] intelligent, action-packed conspiracy thriller', The Bookseller

"Highly promising ... There are a considerable number of surprise endings to chapters', Crime Review

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