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Games Traitors Play

A Daniel Marchant Thriller

Jon Stock

Thomas Dunne Books

“The perfect post-Bond spy...Move over, Jason Bourne.” —BookPage Salim Dhar is the world's most wanted terrorist. After he narrowly failed to kill the U.S. president, the CIA is under pressure to hunt him down. Echelon, the West's intelligence analysis network, is in meltdown, monitoring all channels for the faintest trace of Dhar. But no one can find him. Only Daniel Marchant, renegade MI6 officer, knows where he is.

Marchant pursues Dhar up into the Atlas Mountains outside Marrakech, where he sees an unmarked military helicopter take off and head east. Is someone shielding Dhar to perpetrate an act of proxy terrorism on the West? Or is the CIA right when it claims to have killed him?

To discover the truth, Marchant must be recruited by Moscow. It's a role that will require him to believe his late father was a traitor, an allegation that he fought long and hard to dispel. Now he must rekindle those rumors and confront dark truths about his own loyalties.

As Britain braces itself for an airborne terrorist attack, Marchant is about to discover that treachery is the greatest game of all.

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Praise for Games Traitors Play

Praise for Games Traitors Play:
 

“In Stock's smart second thriller starring the MI6 agent ... the crosses—double, triple, and beyond—will set readers’ heads spinning.”--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

"Dead Spy Running launched Marchant with a brilliant contest between sweaty and cerebral thriller styles. Round two is more tense as Stock ramps up his cynical relish for the complexity with which 'allies' in the war on terror wage war on each other." --The Telegraph (UK)

 

"This is a twenty-first century spy story that pulls no punches, [it] is laced with treachery and deceit, and allies high adventure with high technology in a seamless way." --Northern Echo (UK)
 
"A thriller with sufficient red-herrings to keep you busy trying to outguess the hero and the villains."
--The Aucklander (NZ)
 
"Stock brings European spy thrillers into the 21st century, adapting his story and narrative to meet the raised expectations of a tech-aware generation that relies heavily on realism, even in fiction."
--Express Buzz (India)
"Espionage action at its best." --The Daily Telegraph (UK)
"A complex thriller about the search for a 'most wanted' terrorist." --Kirkus Reviews
 
 
Praise for Dead Spy Running:

"A rip-roaring race of a read that never lets up." --Robert Goddard

"Twisty and relentless. Stock has brought the literary spy novel into the twenty-first century."
--Portsmouth Herald

"An elegant, unstoppable front runner of a spy thriller." --The Observer (UK)

"As elegant as le Carré and as cynical as the twenty-first century…Exactly what we need from a spy novel now." --Lee Child

"The sophistication of John le Carré or David Ignatius...this is a Jason Bourne sweat-fest with George Smiley's brain." --Daily Telegraph

"Picks up more or less where le Carré left off." --The Guardian

"A compelling thriller." --The Sunday Times

“Its deliciously John Buchan-like hero could be chasing the 39 steps.” --Daily Mail

"As strong as Bourne, as clever as Bond, but with a voice set for Generation Next, Jon Stock has done the impossible in Daniel Marchant and created THE new spy.” --Stephen Gaghan

"Smart, classy, and relentlessly gripping, Dead Spy Running grabs the reader and doesn't let go. I couldn't quit turning the pages -- like Daniel Marchant running the London marathon, I couldn't stop."
--Meg Gardiner

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jon Stock

  • JON STOCK, a former Delhi correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph, writes a column for The Week magazine in India, and has contributed to BBC Radio 4. He is the author of Dead Spy Running as well as two previous novels. He lives in Wiltshire, UK.

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Games Traitors Play

A Daniel Marchant Thriller

Jon Stock

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Thomas Dunne Books

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