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The Englishman


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A former French Foreign Legionary infiltrates a Russian penal colony as he tracks down a mercenary killer. A high-octane modern-day international thriller from the author of Night Flight to Paris.

About the Author

David Gilman enjoyed many careers, including firefighter, soldier and photographer, before turning to writing full time. He is an award-winning author and screenwriter.


'The pace is relentless, the action and fight scenes superbly choreographed and Raglan is nicely complex: an action man with inner depths ... A cracking, finely crafted thriller' * Financial Times *
'The Englishman is electrifying proof that high-tension international thrillers are back - and with an absolute vengeance' -- William Shaw, author of Deadland
'Fight scenes, car chases, sex romps, lots of foreign locations and dead goons, and even a Bondesque escape by snowmobile ... Vivid and inventive' * Sunday Times *
'Full of thrills' * Literary Review *
'The pulse-pounding pace just never lets up' -- Peter May, bestsellling author of Lockdown
'A sweat-inducing tour de force' * The Times *
'Verve, pace, shocks and intrigue, this is spy thriller writing by an author at the zenith of his powers' -- Peter James
'A pulse-pounding thriller in the mould of the Terry Hayes bestseller, I Am Pilgrim' * Scottish Field *
'This spy thriller will get your heart racing ... [An] action-packed thriller!' * My Weekly. *
'A tightly plotted, very well told tale of clandestine campaigns, violent revenge and murky dealings at all levels' * SciFi Bulletin. *
'This non-stop cat and mouse thriller circumnavigates the globe and a cornucopia of action ... The Englishman is very good on detail and credible background, the novel has an enigmatic and intriguing hero and excites from page one to a very satisfying end' * Crime Time *
'Discover full-on heart-pounding action, plus smart, sharp writing in this absolute reading feast of a book ... This is the first in what promises to be a smash-hit spy thriller series and I already can't wait for the next book ... Shockwaves of action expanded and the storyline tripped me with unexpected developments. Even though I had read the prologue, the ending still came with a whammy' * LoveReading *
The action is furiously paced ... I thoroughly enjoyed this well written and absolute page turner. It cries out for a sequel. Wholly recommended' * Woman's Way *
'The narrative goes at breakneck speed but between the action Gilman slowly and deftly unveils Raglan's back-story' * Financial Times *

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