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Friends and Enemies

(A book in the Kat Polinski Thriller series)
A Novella by

Friends & Enemies is the third Agent Kat Polinski Thriller and the second Thriller Short, third featuring the vulnerable, driven and no compromise heroine, Kat Polinski and her shadowy Federal Containment Agency in Washington D.C. Having broken off a stultifying relationship, Kat buys an apartment in Washington with her best friend, Dr Jennifer Fox, a trauma surgeon who, like Kat, travels to the world's trouble spots. In Iraq, Jennifer is kidnapped. Kat and her boss, Bill Cage, are determined to use whatever methods necessary to bring her home safely. But the kidnappers are one step ahead and Kat is faced with the most devastating of choices. The first Agent Kat Polinski Thriller is Security Breach, set against a world of total surveillance and highly commended for its fast pace, depth of character and credible insight. Wherever Kat fights evil, whether over North Korea, Iraq, Kazakhstan or at home in the United States, Humphrey Hawksley has deep knowledge of the subject. As an international reporter, he has been to these difficult places and understand the how international politics work and why things go so badly wrong.

Security Breach and Kat have been widely praised. Here are some sample reviews:-

High stakes, high octane Lee Child

Frenetic and dark... fun. Kirkus Reviews

A complex, intelligent, skillfully turned adventure story that will keep the reader spellbound, and propel Mr. Hawksley directly into the front-rank of his craft Simon Winchester

A solid, believable political thriller Kansas City Star

Full of surprises... its political implications are worth pondering... Hawksley is a skilled writer Washington Post Book World

Whirlwind thriller Publishers Weekly

Exciting... Combines the elements of 1984, intrigue of the Cold War, power politics, technological and communications science fiction, and terrorism Midwest Book Review

Will whistle past your ears like the biggest drop in the biggest roller-coaster ride... This thriller is such a good read partly because of its very smart, sophisticated international espionage plot, but even more because of its terrific heroine.
Sullivan County Democrat (NY)

Hard-driving, a good, taut thriller Alan Furst

A cracking good writer... a real page-turner Patrick Robinson

An exhilarating story line starring a dynamite heroine... Kat is fabulous... Fans will root for the heroine as she goes from one dangerous caper to another in this delightful action-packed thriller. Harriet Klausner

A powerful fast-paced thriller.

Probably shouldn't be read last thing at night

Haunting... an entirely possible scenario

The pace continues to accelerate-reaching breakneck speed... Not only an action-packed adventure that will leave you breathless on the edge of your seat, but also a thoughtful and thought-provoking cautionary tale

A riveting thriller full of twists, turns, and nonstop action... a pulse-pounding must-read.

Hawksley is a brilliant writer. Any reader who loves a riveting action-packed book will love Security Breach. Read it and recommend it to your friends

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February 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Friends and Enemies : An Agent Kat Polinski Thriller (Agent Kat Polinski Thriller Book 3)
Author(s): Humphrey Hawksley
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