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  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552167000
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

Shadow Dancer




A knife-edge thriller - now a major film starring Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough and Gillian Anderson.

Colette McVeigh: Mother. Widow. Terrorist. For all of her twenty-nine years she has lived the Republican cause. Her husband was killed by the Brits. Her brothers have dedicated their lives to fighting them.

Until she is arrested in an aborted bombing raid in London when she has to make a choice: inform and see your children again; or stay silent and watch them grow up from the inside of a prison cell.

Her MI5 handler, David Ryan, has never questioned where his loyalties lie. But as he watches Colette put herself in increasing danger to fulfil her side of the bargain, he realises that his certainty and integrity have been fatally and irrevocably compromised...

  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552167000
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Tom Bradby

Tom Bradby is a novelist, screenwriter and journalist. As a broadcaster, he is best known as the current Anchor of ITV’s News at Ten. In his first year in the job, he was named Network Presenter of the Year by the Royal Television Society.


He has been with ITN for thirty years and was successively Ireland Correspondent, Political Correspondent, Asia Correspondent (during which time he was shot and seriously injured whilst covering a riot in Jakarta), Royal Correspondent, UK Editor and Political Editor – a job he held for a decade – before being made the Anchor of News at Ten in 2015.

He has written seven previous novels, the most recent of which, Secret Service, was a top ten bestseller. The Master of Rain was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Steel Dagger for Thriller of the Year, and both The White Russian and The God of Chaos for the CWA Historical Crime Novel of the Year. He adapted his first novel, Shadow Dancer, into a film, the script for which was nominated for Screenplay of the Year in the Evening Standard Film Awards.

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Praise for Shadow Dancer

'A remarkable first novel...Bradby handles the tension with skill to produce a gripping tale'

The Times

'The best book on the northern conflict since Harry's Game...An excellent read on any level'

Irish Independent

'Quite exceptional...a taut, compelling story of love and torn loyalties'

Daily Telegraph

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