Officially, Max McLean doesn't exist. The British government denies all knowledge of the work he does on their behalf to keep us safe. But his next assignment will plunge him deeper into a world of intrigue than he has ever been before. Sent to a military research facility to meet a former comrade-in-arms - the bravest man he's ever known - Max finds his friend locked up for his own protection. The reason? Fear. Absolute mortal terror.The battle-hardened veteran lost his mind during an operation in West Africa. Max is determined to find out why. Ahead lies a perilous mission into the unknown, an old enemy, and a dreadful, breath-taking collision between cutting-edge science and evil beyond imagination.Acting alone, without back-up, Max lands in Sierra Leone with his friend's last words ringing in his ears: 'They're coming, Max. They're coming . . .'Drawing on decades of reporting from the most dangerous places on earth, this is a debut that drips with authenticity and menace. Smart, dynamic and packed with irresistible set pieces and jaw-dropping plot twists, The Break Line is a thriller that raises the bar.'Beautifully written and extensively researched, The Break Line is a riveting page-turner, a gruesome delight, and a study of what lies in the shadowed corners of the human heart' GREGG HURWITZ, author of ORPHAN X'A taught, razor-edged thriller, packed with granular detail and authenticity' JAMES SWALLOW, author of NOMAD
James Brabazon is an award-winning frontline journalist and documentary filmmaker. Based in London, he has travelled in over seventy countries, investigating, filming and directing in the world's most hostile environments. His awards include the Rory Peck Trust International Impact Award, the Rory Peck Freelancer's choice Award, the IDA Courage Under FireAward and the FPA's TV News Story of the Year. He has made over thirty films broadcast by the BBC, Channel 4, HBO, CNN and the Discovery Channel. He lectures on the ethics and practicalities of reporting from war zones and his reportagehas been published in the Observer and the Guardian. Heis the author of the critically acclaimed My Friend the Mercenary. The Break Line is his first novel.
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