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Alias Emma

(2022)
(The first book in the Alias Emma series)
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“A thrilling read . . . I could not have loved it more.”—LISA JEWELL
“Emma Makepeace is a worthy heir to the James Bond mantle.”—JAMES PATTERSON

In this breakneck, race-against-the-clock thriller, a British spy has twelve hours to deliver her asset across London after Russia hacks the city’s security cameras. Can she make it without being spotted . . . or killed?


Nothing about Emma Makepeace is real. Not even her name.
 
A newly minted secret agent, Emma's barely graduated from basic training when she gets the call for her first major assignment. Eager to serve her country and prove her worth, she dives in headfirst.
 
Emma must covertly travel across one of the world’s most watched cities to bring the reluctant—and handsome—son of Russian dissidents into protective custody, so long as the assassins from the Motherland don’t find him first. With London’s famous Ring of Steel hacked by the Russian government, the two must cross the city without being seen by the hundreds of thousands of CCTV cameras that document every inch of the city’s streets, alleys, and gutters.
 
Buses, subways, cars, and trains are out of the question. Traveling on foot, and operating without phones or bank cards that could reveal their location or identity, they have twelve hours to make it to safety. This will take all of Emma’s skills of disguise and subterfuge. But when Emma’s handler goes dark, there’s no one left to trust. And just one wrong move will get them both killed.


Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Alias Emma blew me away. A taut, propulsive thriller with a terrific female protagonist, Alias Emma is a classic spy novel for a modern audience. I hope to see more of Emma Makepeace in future novels; this has the makings of a first-rate series." - Cristina Alger

"I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced, action-packed thriller. Move over, James Bond - there's a new hero in town, and she's fantastic." - Karen Cleveland

"Alias Emma is one thrill of a ride! Action-packed and fast-paced . . . I was riding shotgun alongside Emma and lapped up every spectacular twist and turn. A not-to-be- missed thriller!" - Kathryn Croft

"A breathless race across London. The pace never lets up before a heart-stopping conclusion." - Robert Gold

"A thrilling read with brilliantly likeable protagonists, nonstop heart-pumping action, and multiple twists and turns. . . . I could not have loved it more." - Lisa Jewell

"An enthralling, unputdownable read, with a breakneck pace and a premise that sometimes felt all too plausible." - Elizabeth Kay

"Turbo-charged pacing, vivid sense of place, and unforgettable characters add up to Thriller with a capital T." - Jonathan Kellerman

"I raced through this taut, nail-biting, twisty spy thriller. Alias Emma is a wild ride through the streets of London that moves so quickly it'll leave you breathless." - Robin Morgan-Bentley

"Alias Emma is one of those wonderful thrillers you read in a day and know you'll remember for years. Emma Makepeace is a worthy heir to the James Bond mantle." - James Patterson


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