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Cronos Rising

(The fifth book in the John Purkiss series)
A novel by


John Purkiss, the Ratcatcher, returns in book 5 of the bestselling action thriller series

On a grey morning in October, a Turkish Airlines flight explodes over Germany minutes after taking off from Frankfurt Airport. All 184 passengers are killed.

As the world reacts with outrage to this act of terrorism, John Purkiss, hunter of rogue spies, finds himself responding in a more personal way.

His employer, mentor, and friend, Quentin Vale, was on board the flight...

Cut off from his usual support system, Purkiss goes on the run, the target of a deadly assassin known as the Ferryman who will stop at nothing to achieve his aim. With assistance from his old ally, the damaged and unstable Tony Kendrick, and two unexpected - and possibly untrustworthy - other sources, Purkiss uncovers a terrifying conspiracy called Cronos, which is intertwined inseparably with Purkiss's own past, and which leads him via the Cycladean islands to Athens for a last, nerve-shredding showdown.

Spanning an entire continent, and three decades of murky history, CRONOS RISING is the latest and most epic adventure so far in the acclaimed John Purkiss espionage series.

Praise for the John Purkiss novels by Tim Stevens

***** "Superb spy thriller...The prose is so vivid you can almost feel the action as it takes place..." - Jeremy Duns, author of The Dark Chronicles

***** "A high octane, fast-paced spy thriller... superb and captivating story... a great, heart-pounding read!" James Masters, Goodreads reviewer

***** "[J]oins Lee Child, David Baldacci and John D. MacDonald on my list of great spinners of thrillers." Edward F. Corbin, Amazon reviewer

***** "This innovative thinking man's thriller will become a classic..." D. V. Kokkinos, Amazon reviewer

***** "A classic page-turner... I consider Stevens one of the best writers of spy thrillers working today." - William E. Wallace, Amazon reviewer

***** "Outstanding spy thriller...The action is fabulous, well worthy of a blockbuster movie." - Jackie, Amazon reviewer

***** "The story... was riveting...[T]he ending was very surprising and one I truly did not expect." - RAC, Amazon reviewer

***** "An amazing tale... twists, turns and leaves you breathless... A fabulous read" - Darren Oliver-Jones, Amazon reviewer

***** "Excellent plot, deep character development, unanticipated twist, high paced action. What more could the reader ask?" - Preston Cox, Amazon reviewer

***** "[T]he new master of the genre." Fly Guy, Amazon reviewer

Genre: Thriller

Used availability for Tim Stevens's Cronos Rising

Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Cronos Rising (John Purkiss Thriller Book 5)
Author(s): Tim Stevens
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA