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  • Published: 16 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405937023
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99


The brutally authentic, tense and terrifying thriller from bestselling author and frontline journalist James Brabazon

Officially Max McLean doesn't exist. An off-the-books assassin for the British government, he operates alone.

But when a routine hit goes badly wrong, a cryptic note on a $100 bill prised from his target's dead fingers suggests there's more to the mission than meets the eye.

Is someone from Max's former life trying to send him a message?

From Paris to Jerusalem and on to the frozen wastes of north-west Russia, Max is forced into a desperate race for the truth - with unknown enemies determined to stop him at any cost.

And when the secret coded into the banknote is finally revealed, only one thing is certain: with the fate of the world in his possession, failure is not an option . . .

  • Published: 16 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405937023
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for James Brabazon


'The Break Line delivers a full-throttle exercise in tension'


'Outstanding . . . I couldn't put this book down'

Andy McNab

'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

'A classic story of intrigue, greed and violence . . . which I couldn't read fast enough'

Sebastian Junger

'A beautifully written adrenaline rush by one of our generation's bravest journalists'

Aiden Hartley, author of The Zanzibar Chest

'As thrilling a narrative as any war novel on the shelves . . . A haunting memoir and tribute to an extraordinary comrade-at-arms'


'War correspondent James Brabazon brings his experience of the world's most dangerous places to this brutally compelling thriller'

Mail on Sunday

'Totally James Bond'

The Times

'Propulsive, violent and full of unpredictable changes in direction, this is modern thriller writing at its compelling best . . . it delivers in all respects'


'Unsparing prose, a visceral shock ride into horror'

Jonathan Kaplan

Reads like a political thriller. Brabazon's searing narrative captures both the allure of war . . . and its brutal realities

Publisher's Weekly

A compelling insight into a devastated region that is the playground of rapacious warlords, western intelligence agents and opportunistic businessmen

Sunday Business Post

Will keep you guessing throughout . . . you will not be disappointed. Arkhangel is what a true thriller should be


Escape into a fictional world of black ops, spies and assassins. A James Bond for the 21st century. Arkhangel is a great read, highly recommended


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