Rocco and the Echoes of War

Rocco and the Echoes of War

Adrian Magson

Mystery & Thrillers

FULLY REVISED NEW EDITION OF DEATH ON THE MARAISPraise for Adrian Magson:"... a classic crime star in the making." Daily Mail"A gripping police procedural." Eurocrime France, 1963.It's a time of great change in France, not least for Inspector Lucas Rocco. As part of a nationwide 'initiative' to broaden police operations, he finds himself moved from the Paris metropolis to a small village. His new patch might be rural, but it's certainly not uneventful: on his first day, he finds a murdered woman wearing a Gestapo uniform lying in a British military cemetery.When the body is removed by order of a magistrate from the police mortuary before Rocco can finish his investigation, he realises he's up against a formidable enemy. An enemy who will go to any lengths - even murder - to stop his investigation.
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Rocco and the Price of Lies

Rocco and the Price of Lies

Adrian Magson

Mystery & Thrillers

Praise for Adrian Magson:"... a classic crime star in the making." Daily Mail"A gripping police procedural." Eurocrime The anticipated sixth instalment of the bestselling Inspector Lucas Rocco series...Murder by suicide? Three senior government officials - a judge, a politician, and an ex-police chief - are all dead by their own hands.Inspector Lucas Rocco finds himself once more working for the Interior Ministry: undertaking an investigation meant to avoid a government scandal and ignoring unpalatable truths. He's soon convinced that a common denominator must be at play... Rocco uncovers top-level fraud, theft and deception. And when he narrowly survives an attempt on his life, he realises that he has nothing to lose by bringing the truth out in to the open - whatever the risks.
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Terminal Black

Terminal Black

Adrian Magson

Mystery & Thrillers

Former MI5 agent Harry Tate is drawn back into the field when an old friend goes missing – and discovers the stakes could not be higher. Harry Tate has one rule: you don't abandon your friends. When he learns that former colleague Rik Ferris has had a breakdown and disappeared, allegedly in possession of highly sensitive secrets from MI6's archives, he agrees to look for him and, if possible, bring him back in. But where to begin? Rik could be anywhere in the world. All Harry knows is, if he doesn't find Rik, others will be sent out instead. And they won't play by the same rules. What Harry doesn't know is that Rik is being held prisoner and tortured for information relating to a high-level mole in the British establishment. If he doesn't tell his captors what he knows, it will result in a devastating cyber attack designed to bring the UK to its knees.
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Rocco and the Nightingale

Rocco and the Nightingale

Adrian Magson

Mystery & Thrillers

When a minor Paris criminal is found stabbed in the neck on a country lane in Picardie it looks like another case for Inspector Lucas Rocco. But instead he is called off to watch over a Gabonese government minister, hiding out in France following a coup. Meanwhile, Rocco discovers that there is a contract on his head taken out by an Algerian gang leader with a personal grudge against him.
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Smart Moves

Smart Moves

Adrian Magson

Mystery & Thrillers

International troubleshooter Jake Foreman loses his job, house and wife all in one day. And when an impulsive move lands him in even deeper water - the kind that could lose him his life - he decides it's time to make some smart decisions.The trouble is, knowing the right moves and making them is a whole different game. And Jake, who has been happily rubbing along things he always suspected were just a shade away from being dodgy, finds it all too easy to go with the flow. Now he's got to start learning new tricks. If he doesn't, he could end up dead.
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Red Station

Red Station

Adrian Magson

Mystery & Thrillers

First in the brand-new Harry Tate thriller series - Having been made the scapegoat for a botched drugs intercept operation, MI5 officer Harry Tate is dispatched to 'Red Station', a remote outpost in the Balkans, ostensibly to avoid press scrutiny, but where in effect the security services send 'problem' agents they'd like to be rid of. But the outpost is thrust into the international spotlight when troops begin massing in the area; and, as the situation becomes increasingly dangerous, Tate discovers the real, truly shocking, purpose behind 'Red Station' - and decides to fight back . . .
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Death on the Rive Nord

Death on the Rive Nord

Adrian Magson

Mystery & Thrillers

Picardie, 1963. A truck drops a group of illegal workers by a deserted stretch of canal in the dead of night near Poissons-les-Marais, desperate travellers in a pipeline, searching for a better life. Days later, one of them surfaces, stabbed to death.For Inspector Lucas Rocco, finding the victim's fellow travellers presents problems. Most Algerian immigrants are welcome, but trawling for any who aren't is a sensitive issue loaded with threats of civil unrest – something which terrifies his bosses in the Ministry. And when Rocco is ordered to stay away from one factory where he suspects illegals are employed, it goes against everything he knows.However, his difficulties have barely begun. One of the illegals is a young woman with a small child, on the run from her brutal husband, Samir Farek, an Algerian gangster who has threatened to kill them both.But Farek has another, bigger agenda: to take over as gang lord in Paris. With a history of disposing of...
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Deception

Deception

Adrian Magson

Mystery & Thrillers

The explosive new Harry Tate thriller - Former MI5 officer Harry Tate’s skill at tracking down runaways is second to none – and the Security Services need his help. When MI6 ask him to trace Vanessa Tan, a lieutenant with the Royal Logistics Corps who failed to report for her return flight to Afghanistan, Harry instinctively feels it’s a mission to avoid. But when he learns of the involvement of his former boss, Henry Paulton – the man who tried to have him killed – he agrees to take the job, and events soon take an unexpected turn . .Review"Magson offers up his usual taut, keep-'em-guessing thriller packed with action and unexpected twists, and guaranteed to keep espionage aficionados on the edge of their seats."Booklist Reviews"... moves Harry's story along and will keep readers coming back for more."Publishers Weekly"Well constructed and exciting, with plenty of strong dialogue and plot twists to keep the reader guessing, and probably guessing wrong."KIRKUS REVIEWS From the Author'Deception' is the 3rd in the Harry Tate series, and a continuation of his search for Paulton, his former MI5 boss who tried to have him terminated (in *'Red Station'). I enjoyed researching and writing this book. It involves a rarely covered topic - military deserters - and I wanted to bring in an aspect of the modern military that not many of us give much thought to: the fact that many serving personnel are very skilled, highly trained and educated, and carry a great deal of valuable information in their heads, which certain enemies would pay highly for. It was this fact that gave me a fresh new angle for Harry's story, while remaining very topical (and keeping him focussed on catching up with Paulton - although you'll have to read the book to find out if he does that or not!) I hope it makes for as a good a read as it was fun to write! **
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