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Marked for Death

Tony Kent



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01 September 2019
Fiction & Literature; Political & legal thriller
When London's legal establishment is shaken to its foundation by the grisly crucifixion of a retired Lord Chief Justice, Detective Chief Inspector Joelle Levy is tasked with finding his killer. With fifty years of potential enemies to choose from, only the identical murder of former solicitor Adam Blunt offers a ray of hope: what is it that connects these victims who met such a gruesome end?

Assigned to the story from the start, news reporter Sarah Truman sets out to investigate on her own, not suspecting that the trail will lead straight back to her own front door and her fiancee Michael Devlin. A criminal barrister determined to prove the innocence of his own client, Michael is at first oblivious to the return of the murderous figure from his past - until tragedy strikes closer to home.

Struggling with his grief and guilt, and now caught up in a madman's terrible quest for revenge, Michael must race to bring the killer to justice - before it's too late.

Marked for Death is the second novel to feature Irish barrister Michael Devlin and American TV reporter Sarah Truman, in a compelling follow up to the successful debut Killer Intent from high-profile barrister Tony Kent.
By:   Tony Kent
Imprint:   SIMON451
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781783964499
ISBN 10:   1783964499
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   01 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tony Kent is a 40-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.

Reviews for Marked for Death

10* A thriller star [is] born ... the story hurtles to a climax, and a twist I didn't see coming. Phew! - Alex Gordon, Peterborough Telegraph; `Fast paced, tightly plotted, utterly brutal in all the right places . . . Marked For Death ratchets up the tension and releases it like a final gun shot' - Jack Grimwood, author of Nightfall Berlin; `A precisely plotted thriller that grabs you from the opening and refuses to let go . . . gritty and perfectly paced, Marked For Death has enough twists to give you whiplash' - Neil Broadfoot, author of No Man's Land; `Utterly compelling from start to finish, and up there with my top reads of the year' - Robert Scragg, author of What Falls Between the Cracks; Another tour de force through the legal world in a tense and atmospheric hunt for a serial killer. With this second instalment in Michael Devlin's journey Tony Kent cements himself as a shining star in crime writing. - Angela Clarke, author of the Social Media Murder series; Thrilling... A right proper page turner ... An edgy, considered and pitch perfect crime drama with great depth, some engaging twists and plenty of unexpected moments - I loved it for its fresh feel and utterly riveting plot. Bring on more is what I say. This is a series I'd like to see run and run. Highly recommended - Liz Loves Books; A gritty, multi layered, engaging cleverly constructed thriller ... a fast slick explosive read which will leave you breathless, with a clever and unexpected twist at the end. If like me you loved Killer Intent, then you're in for a real treat. Cannot recommend this highly enough. This will undoubtedly be one of the reading hits of 2019 - AMW Book Reviews

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