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Killer Intent (#1 Joe Dempsey)

Tony Kent



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Political & legal thriller


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An assassin's bullet. A deadly conspiracy. But who is calling the shots?

When an attempted assassination sparks a chain reaction of explosive events across London, Britain's elite security forces seem powerless to stop the chaos threatening to overwhelm the government.

As the dark and deadly conspiracy unfolds, three strangers find their fates entwined: Joe Dempsey, a deadly military intelligence officer; Sarah Truman, a CNN reporter determined to get her headline; and Michael Devlin, a Belfast-born criminal barrister with a secret past.

As the circle of those they can trust grows ever smaller, Dempsey, Devlin and Truman are forced to work in the shadows, caught in a life-or-death race against the clock, before the terrible plot can consume them all.

Killer Intent is the first novel to feature military intelligence officer Joe Dempsey, Irish barrister Michael Devlin and American TV reporter Sarah Truman, in a compelling new series from high-profile barrister Tony Kent.

By:   Tony Kent
Imprint:   SIMON451
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   3rd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781783963829
ISBN 10:   1783963824
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tony Kent is a 38-year-old criminal barrister who draws on his legal experience to inspire and bring unusual accuracy to his thrillers. Long ranked as a `leader in his field', Tony has prosecuted and defended the full range of criminal trials. He now specialises in the defence of serious crimes such as murder, kidnap, armed robbery, extortion and high-value fraud. A regular at London's Old Bailey, Tony's case history includes many high-profile, nationally reported trials. Before his legal career Tony represented England as a heavyweight boxer and won a host of national amateur titles.

A must-have read of 2018 -- SUNDAY EXPRESS; An Irish Independent `Top Tips for 2018' pick ; A compelling combination of political drama and lethal action. There are echoes of Michael Dobbs's House Of Cards but there is more derring-do in Kent's twisty tale, which has all the makings of a best-seller -- DAILY MAIL; ***** An astute, cleverly plotted and scarily plausible conspiracy thriller with plenty of twists - The Daily Express; Let's hear some applause from thriller fans! Yes, a new star has arrived with a humdinger that could keep you up all night. I was hooked from the start. The first chapter drips with cold sweat ... packs a storytelling punch, rather like early Jack Higgins -- Peterborough Evening Telegraph; KILLER INTENT is not only considered but cleverly layered, unpredictable and best of all really great fun to read... My advice: Put it on your must have list for January. -- LIZ LOVES BOOKS; An absolute knockout debut novel from Tony Kent and with more of Devlin and Dempsey promised, I for one can't wait. -- SHOTS; A fast-paced thriller that packs a punch -- CRIME FICTION LOVER; Wow! Wow! WOW! This book has everything... A #TopReadof2018 - what a superb story by an author who is well and truly on my radar! -- CRIME BOOK JUNKIE; I cannot recommend this book enough, definitely one to watch for 2018, this will be BIG -- AMW BOOKS; A perfectly plotted blockbuster of a book with killer intent -- IMRAN MAHMOOD, author of You Don't Know Me; `A twisty, action-packed conspiracy thriller. Kent knows how to bring the thrills' -- MASON CROSS, author of the Carter Blake series

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