A Note from the Editor's Desk

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Blue Door are very busy indeed with the release of Jon Stock’s spy-thriller Dead Spy Running fast approaching. Here’s a sneaky peek at the paperback cover being prepared for release on January 21st.

Laura's Desk

With the eighth series of hit TV series Spooks due to finish over the Christmas period, we’ll all be looking for a rip-roaring spy thriller to fill the void in the new year. Here’s a taste of what to expect:

Suspended M16 agent Daniel Marchant is running out of time. He’s alongside a man strapped with explosives at the London Marathon. If they drop their speed the belt will detonate, killing all around them. But is Marchant secretly working for the terrorists? Marchant’s father, ex-Chief of M16, was accused by the CIA of treachery. To prove his innocence, Marchant must take a perilous journey via Poland and India to unearth his father’s dark past, test his own relationship with fellow spy Leila and challenge the heavy hand of America’s war on terror. Most of all, he has to learn to trust no one. No one.

Hailed by Lee Child as, ‘exactly what we need from a spy novel now,’ Dead Spy Running promises to set 2011 off with a bang.

Jon Stock

Category: Author Post

 Jon Stock is currently Weekend editor of the Telegraph. He is the author of two novels, ‘The Riot Act’ and the ‘Cardamom Club’, and is also a columnist with The Week magazine in India. He lives in Wiltshire with his wife and three young children.

After reading English at Cambridge University, he worked as a freelance journalist in London, writing features for most of Britain’s national newspapers, as well as contributing regularly to BBC Radio 4. He was also chosen for Carlton TV’s acclaimed scriptwriters course. Between 1998 and 2000, he was Delhi correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. On his return to Britain, he worked on various Saturday sections of the paper before taking up a staff job as editor of Weekend in 2005. He has been writing the Last Word column in The Week since he lived in Cochin, South India in 1995.

‘The Riot Act’, published by Serpent’s Tail, was launched on the 50th floor of Canary Wharf tower. The book was shortlisted by the Crime Writers’ Association for its best first novel award and was subsequently published by Gallimard in France as part of its acclaimed Serie Noir. The ‘Cardamom Club’ was published by Blackamber (now Arcadia Books) in Britain and by Penguin in India. Both were spy novels.

 Visit Jon’s page on Wikipedia, featuring news about the film version of Dead Spy Running

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