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First Response is the next utterly addictive all action thriller from Stephen Leather, author of the Spider Shepherd and Jack Nightingale thrillers.

This time around: London is under siege!

Nine men in suicide vests primed to explode, hold hostages in nine different locations and are ready to die for their cause.

Their mission: to force the Government to release jihadist prisoners from Belmarsh Prison.

The deadline: 6pm. Today.

First ResponseBut the bombers are cleanskins, terrorists with no obvious link to any group, and they do not appear on any anti-terror watch list.

What has brought them together on this one day to act in this way?

Mo Kamran is the Superintendent in charge of the Special Crime and Operations branch of the Met. As the disaster unfolds and the SAS, armed police, and other emergency services rush to the scenes, he is tasked with preventing the biggest terrorist outrage the capital has ever known.

But nothing is what it seems. And only Kamran has the big picture. Will anyone believe him?

A chillingly plausible and pulse-pounding depiction of how London might be held to ransom in a concerted terrorist attack: this is thriller writing at its very best.

About the author

Stephen Leather is one of the UK’s most successful thriller writers, an ebook and Sunday Times bestseller and author of the critically acclaimed Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd series and the Jack Nightingale supernatural detective novels. Before becoming a novelist he was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mirror, the Glasgow Herald, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. He is one of the country’s most successful ebook authors and his titles have topped the Amazon Kindle charts in the UK and the US. His bestsellers have been translated into fifteen languages and he has also written for television. See Stephen’s website www.stephenleather

See Stephen’s website www.stephenleather.com

First Response, by Stephen Leather, published by Hachette Australia is available from Dymocks

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