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Robert Goddard is 'the master of the triple double-cross' (The Times) he delights in misleading and surprising his audience and ONE FALSE MOVE is classic Goddard; a twisting mystery that quickly becomes a heart-stopping thriller.

What value can be put on a human mind?

How Joe Roberts does what he does is a mystery. He has a brain that seems able to outperform a computer. To a games company like Venstrom that promises big profits if his abilities can be properly exploited. So they send Nicole Nevinson to track him down and make him an offer too good to refuse.

But Venstrom aren’t the only people interested in Joe. His current boss, a shady businessman, is already making serious money out of Joe’s talents and isn’ going to let him go without a fight. And then there are other forces, with still darker intentions, who have their own plans for him.

Almost before she knows it, Nicole’s crossed an invisible line into a world where the game being played has rules she doesn’t understand and where no-one can help her win.

But win she must. Because the battle now isn’t just for Joe’s mind, it’s for Nicole’s life.

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    9781787630437

    March 19, 2019

    Bantam Press

    352 pages

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    9780552172615

    November 5, 2019

    Corgi

    352 pages

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    9780552176828

    October 17, 2019

    Corgi

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    9780593076385

    March 7, 2019

    Bantam Press

    352 pages

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    9781473568853

    February 28, 2019

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Extract

Carl said I was absolutely the right person for this job. I think he meant it. He didn’t actually say it was a job for a woman, but I could tell that’s what he thought. The target was probably male and probably young. It goes with the territory. So, send me.

I wanted to go. I leapt at the chance, in fact. Not just because it promised to put my career back on track after my transfer to London, but because it really was fascinating. Who was this guy? And yes, like Carl, I felt sure all along it was a guy. When I was shown what he could do, I wanted to talk to him. I wanted to understand. We could exploit his abilities to put Venstrom ahead of the competition. Of course. That was always the commercial calculation. But beyond that, how he did what he did was an irresistible and unfathomable mystery.

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