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The Year of the Locust

Terry Hayes

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THE INSTANT TOP 3 BESTSELLER. 'Compare this with the thrillers written by Mr or Mrs Clinton, and you come away feeling that Hayes is the one who has more inside knowledge' Telegraph

If, like Kane, you're a Denied Access Area spy for the CIA, then boundaries have no meaning. Your function is to go in, do whatever is required, and get out again - by whatever means necessary. You know when to run, when to hide - and when to shoot.

But some places don't play by the rules. Some places are too dangerous, even for a man of Kane's experience. The badlands where the borders of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan meet are such a place - a place where violence is the only way to survive.

Kane travels there to exfiltrate a man with vital information for the safety of the West - but instead he meets an adversary who will take the world to the brink of extinction. A frightening, clever, vicious man with blood on his hands and vengeance in his heart...
Imprint:   Transworld
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 40mm
Weight:   460g
ISBN:   9781804992159
ISBN 10:   1804992151
Pages:   672
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Terry Hayes is a former journalist and multi award-winning screen-writer. He wrote screeplays for, amongst others, Mad Max 2 - Road Warrior, Dead Calm, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Payback, From Hell and Vertical Limit, along with many un-credited writing on a host of other movies including Reign of Fire, Cliffhanger and Flightplan. The Year of the Locust is Terry Hayes' second novel. His first, I Am Pilgrim, was published in many languages and was an international bestseller. He lives with his wife and family in Lisbon.

Reviews for The Year of the Locust

Worth the wait... an often captivating, mass-market adventure story that's mostly more treat than trick -- James Owen * The Times * Compare this with the thrillers written by Mr or Mrs Clinton, and you come away feeling that Hayes is the one who has more inside knowledge -- Jake Kerridge * Telegraph * '[Hayes] is brilliant at action and military technology' -- John Dugdale * Sunday Times * Epic and immersive, new and unexpected, and his research into spycraft is deep and compelling * Mail on Sunday * Brilliant on the way agents operate and how the US spies on the world * Sun *

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