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The War in the Dark

(2018)
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A genre-defying page turner that fuses thriller and speculative fiction with dark fantasy in a hidden world in the heart of Cold War Europe.
Europe. 1963. And the true Cold War is fought on the borders of this world, at the edges of the light.
When the assassination of a traitor trading with the enemy goes terribly wrong, British Intelligence agent Christopher Winter must flee London. In a tense alliance with a lethal, mysterious woman named Karina Lazarova, he's caught in a quest for hidden knowledge from centuries before, an occult secret written in a language of fire. A secret that will give supremacy to the nation that possesses it.
Racing against the Russians, the chase takes them from the demon-haunted Hungarian border to treasure-laden tunnels beneath Berlin, from an impossible house in Vienna to a bomb-blasted ruin in Bavaria where something unholy waits, born of the power of white fire and black glass . . .
It's a world of treachery, blood and magic. A world at war in the dark.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"A compelling fusion of Bond-era espionage and occult horror." - James Brogden

"This book had a tremendous sense of paranoia and uncertainty, and a plot that kept me riveted to find out how it would resolve." - Genevieve Cogman

"Nick Setchfield's occult spy thriller is a smooth blend of James Bond and M.R. James, played with tons of wit and style. This is something new that entertains like something old. Triumphantly suave." - Paul Cornell

"Nick Setchfield's The War in the Dark is a thrilling, shocking, action-packed delight! Its horror and magical elements are firmly grounded in a beautifully realised, strangely topical reality, and its momentum never lets up. An assured, memorable debut." - Tim Lebbon

"Like an irresistible blend of a John Le Carré spy thriller and Hammer's The Devil Rides Out, Nick Setchfield's debut novel is a vivid and compelling page-turner, which propels you from scene to scene with such verve and invention that you have no choice but to keep reading. It's the sort of book you pick up, thinking, 'I'll just have five minutes', and an hour later you're still feverishly turning the pages, because you have to find out what happens next." - Mark Morris


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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The War in the Dark
Author(s): Nick Setchfield
ISBN: 1-78565-709-7 / 978-1-78565-709-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
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Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The War in the Dark
Author(s): Nick Setchfield
Publisher: Titan Books
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July 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The War in the Dark
Author(s): Nick Setchfield
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU