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Act of Vengeance

(2014)
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"An instant classic British spy novel - mature, thoughtful, and intelligent." - Lee Child

When the Cold War ended, Jack Case was one spy too many.

Cut adrift and superfluous in a changing world, he was discarded by British Intelligence.

Then, after 9/11, rapid recruitment brought in a rash of new, talented young men and women. They were trained and put into the field swiftly - often too swiftly. And then the mistakes started to happen.

Mistakes that should have been avoided. Mistakes that could be embarrassing to Her Majesty's Government.

Thus, Jack was brought back into the intelligence fold, heading up a new team of "Scavengers" - experienced agents who could be sent to clear up the messes left behind by newer recruits before evidence incriminating MI5 and MI6 could be discovered.

Jack is sent to tidy up one last case.

In a quiet Alaskan backwater, a man named Danny Lewin has committed suicide with a handgun. But this was no ordinary suicide. This was an agent who held secrets. A man haunted by his past interrogating prisoners in Iraq. And British Intelligence fear that he put his secrets down on paper.

For Jack, his mission is straightforward. He must travel to Alaska and retrieve Lewin's journal before someone else can lay their hands on it.

Before long, Jack realises that there are individuals just as skilled and determined as himself searching for the journal - individuals who are willing to kill in order to get what they want.

Case is drawn into a manhunt that drags him into the murky underworld of contemporary espionage and leaves him questioning who his allies and who is enemies are.

The rules of the game have changed since the days of the Cold War. Now Case must impose his own rules. Scavenger rules.

Praise for Michael Jecks:

"More magic by the master of the medieval" - Quintin Jardine

"Michael Jecks is a national treasure" - Scotland on Sunday

"A textbook example of how to blend action and detection in a historical" - Publishers Weekly

Michael Jecks is the author of the bestselling Knights Templar series, comprising thirty-two novels starring Baldwin de Furnshill. Fields of Glory is the first novel in a new trilogy, set around the Hundred Years' War. A regular speaker at library and literary events, he is a past Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association and a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund at Exeter University. He was shortlisted for the Harrogate/Theakston's Old Peculier prize for the best crime novel of the year 2007, the year Allan Guthrie won. He lives with his wife, children and dogs in northern Dartmoor.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"An instant classic British spy novel - mature, thoughtful, and intelligent." - Lee Child


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May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Act of Vengeance
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ISBN: 1-982934-12-3 / 978-1-982934-12-5 (USA edition)
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February 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Act of Vengeance
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ISBN: 1-5300-5982-8 / 978-1-5300-5982-9
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May 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Act Of Vengeance
Author(s): Michael Jecks
ISBN: 1-4079-7317-7 / 978-1-4079-7317-3 (UK edition)
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Title: Act Of Vengeance
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Title: Act of Vengeance
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