James Brabazon is an award-winning frontline journalist and documentary filmmaker. Based in London, he has travelled in over seventy countries, investigating, filming and directing in the world's most hostile environments. His awards include the Rory Peck Trust International Impact Award, the Rory Peck Freelancer's choice Award, the IDA Courage Under Fire Award and the FPA's TV News Story of the Year. He has made over thirty films broadcast by the BBC, Channel 4, HBO, CNN and the Discovery Channel. He lectures on the ethics and practicalities of reporting from war zones and his reportage has been published in the Observer and the Guardian. He is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir My Friend the Mercenary. The Break Line is his first novel.
A compelling insight into a devastated region that is the playground of rapacious warlords, western intelligence agents and opportunistic businessmen * Sunday Business Post * Reads like a political thriller. Brabazon's searing narrative captures both the allure of war . . . and its brutal realities * Publisher's Weekly * Unsparing prose, a visceral shock ride into horror -- Jonathan Kaplan As thrilling a narrative as any war novel on the shelves . . . A haunting memoir and tribute to an extraordinary comrade-at-arms * Kirkus * A beautifully written adrenaline rush by one of our generation's bravest journalists -- Aiden Hartley * author of The Zanzibar Chest * A classic story of intrigue, greed and violence . . . which I couldn't read fast enough -- Sebastian Junger Outstanding . . . I couldn't put this book down -- Andy McNab Praise for James Brabazon - * - * War correspondent James Brabazon brings his experience of the world's most dangerous places to this brutally compelling thriller . . . * Mail on Sunday * As thrilling a narrative as any war novel on the shelves . . . A haunting memoir and tribute to an extraordinary comrade-at-arms * Kirkus * A beautifully written adrenaline rush by one of our generation's bravest journalists classic story of intrigue, greed and violence . . . which I couldn't read fast enough Outstanding . . . I couldn't put this book down A thriller of an unusually classy calibre. Eloquently written, intensively researched ... Brabazon has crafted hugely gripping, thought-provoking yarn, ground its outlandish elements in solid realism and vivid characterisation * Financial Times * The Break Line delivers a full-throttle exercise in tension * Crimetime * Praise for James Brabazon * - *