In Tracers, by Adrian Magson, a suicide bomber blows up a fortified house in western Baghdad, killing everyone inside. In Norfolk, England, a runaway Libyan banker is assassinated. Different events, half a world apart – but very closely linked.
Former M15 agent Harry Tate, having survived a rogue British Intelligence plot to kill him, is now working in the private sector, but ‘carded’ – retained by the Intelligence world to carry a weapon… just in case they need him. Hired by a government fixer to find two runaways, he soon tracks them down, only for both men to be promptly murdered.Despite serious misgivings, Harry is persuaded into a third assignment, this one to locate an Israeli professor suffering from trauma. But the runner is not who he seems, and for Harry, hot on his trail, things start to go very wrong indeed . . .
“… a ramped-up spy story of unusual vigor and imagination. The plotting is intricate… the action intense, fast-paced… a strong sontender in a field long dominated by John le Carre and Ian Fleming.”
LIBRARY JOURNAL (US)
“The nail-biting suspense, high-octane action, and keep-’em-guessing plot set this book apart from the usual spy thriller, but it’s smart, tough, fearless, quick-thinking superspook Harry Tate who puts it in a whole other league. Superb!”
BOOKLIST (American Library Association)
Adrian Magson, once short-listed for the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger, is the author of 9 crime/thriller novels and a regular reviewer for Shots Magazine – www.shotsmag.co.uk . ‘Tracers’, his latest work, is the second in a spy series featuring MI5 officer, Harry Tate, first seen in ‘Red Station’ (2010). He also writes the Inspector Lucas Rocco police series set in France in the 1960s, the first of which was ‘Death on the Marais’ (Sept 2010). The sequel, ‘Death on the Rive Nord’, is out later this year.