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Jed Walker is about to learn that in the murky world of espionage, the rules of war don't apply.
An action thriller where the line between the good guys and the bad can be hard to see.
It's 2005 and Jed Walker has just joined the CIA. As a ten-year veteran of Air Force Special Operations, Walker is used to being at the pointy end of things. But normally the front line is much further from home.
Sent to New Orleans on the trail of Russians wanting to claim back what was stolen from them in Afghanistan, it doesn't take long for Walker to realise that in the murky world of espionage, the rules of war do not apply.
Teaming up with a feisty M16 operative, to do what is right for the nation Walker must take steps that will betray The Agency. As Hurricane Katrina hits, to forever change a city, it's clear to Walker that that this is a high-stakes game where the winner takes all, and he must succeed.
From Langley to Louisiana, Washington to Moscow, The Agency moves like a tempest through a treacherous landscape of doublecrosses, false identities, and enemies old and new.
A terse, tense brand of hard-boiled action suspense . . . addictive. - THE AGE
Walker's so tough he's got muscles in his spit . . . eminently enjoyable - WEST AUSTRALIAN on James Phelan's THE HUNTEDvivid and suspenseful - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD on James Phelan's THE SPYJed Walker is right there in Reacher's rear-view mirror - Lee Child
ISBN: 9780733638862 ISBN-10: 0733638864 Series: The Jed Walker series Audience:
Number Of Pages: 400 Published: 30th January 2018 Publisher: Hachette Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.0
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
James Phelan is the bestselling and ward-winning author of thrillers, Young Adult, and children's books.
James was born on the 21st of May, 1979, in Melbourne, Australia. He grew up in Parkville, going to sleep to the sound of lions calling in the night at the Melbourne Zoo. His creative spirit was nurtured from a young age, and he credits his overactive imagination to being exposed to authors such as Roald Dahl and Paul Jennings, as well as such works as The Hobbit, Treasure Island, The Jungle Book, Tales of the Punjab, Siddhartha, and The Little Prince. He holds an MA and PhD in literature. He is the author of 25 novels.
After high school James went to RMIT to study Architecture, and worked for two years as a student architect on the Federation Square design team. He then attended the University of Melbourne to study Creative Writing, culminating in an MA (Writing), and PhD (Young Adult Literature) at Swinburne University of Technology. It was during his masters degree and while working at The Age newspaper James developed the idea that would become his first published book – Literati - and would soon lead to seeing his novels in print.
Since 2006 he has been a full-time novelist, selling over a million books world-wide.