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Wicked Game, Paperback / softback Book

Wicked Game Paperback / softback

Part of the Robert Finlay series

Paperback / softback

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Royalty Protection Team officer Robert Finlay is looking forward to a quieter life, when two police officers are killed and their links to his own past becomes clear ... putting everyone's lives in danger. A startlingly authentic debut ... first in a page-turning, searing new series. **NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER****Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger****LoveReading Debut of the Month**'Terse, tense and vivid writing.

Matt Johnson is a brilliant new name in the world of thrillers. And he's going to be a big name' Peter James'From the first page to the last, an authentic, magnetic and completely absorbing read' Sir Ranulph Fiennes____________________2001.

Age is catching up with Robert Finlay, a police officer on the Royalty Protection team based in London.

He's looking forward to returning to uniform policing and a less stressful life with his new family.

But fate has other plans. Finlay's deeply traumatic, carefully concealed past is about to return to haunt him.

A policeman is killed by a bomb blast, and a second is gunned down in his own driveway.

Both of the murdered men were former Army colleagues from Finlay's own SAS regiment, and in a series of explosive events, it becomes clear that he is not the ordinary man that his colleagues, friends and new family think he is. And so begins a game of cat and mouse - a wicked game, in which Finlay is the target, forced to test his long-buried skills in a fight against a determined and unidentified enemy.

Wicked Game is a taut, action-packed, emotive thriller about a man who might be your neighbour, a man who is forced to confront his past in order to face a threat that may wipe out his future, a man who is willing to do anything to protect the people he loves.

But is it too late?____________________'Utterly compelling and dripping with authenticity.

This summer's must-read thriller' J S Law'Out of terrible personal circumstances, Matt Johnson has written a barnstormer of a thriller.

Nothing is clear-cut in a gripping labyrinthine plot, which - despite thrills and spills aplenty - never falls short of believable' David Young'Wicked Game has the authenticity I look for in a thriller.

While the plot kept me turning pages, the characters made me care.

Matt writes like a man who has lived it' Kevin Maurer'Johnson litters his tale with the plotting equivalent of incendiaries: cops we don't quite trust, a career that came abruptly to an end, a secret needing to be kept ...

Gripping stuff' New Welsh Review

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