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Dead Spy Running

A Daniel Marchant Thriller

Jon Stock

Thomas Dunne Books

Matching the style of le Carré with the high-energy action of Ludlum, Dead Spy Running comes racing out of the gate as the first in a fantastic new series.
 
From its breathtaking start at the London Marathon, Jon Stock sets a breakneck pace that marks him as a formidable new thriller writer. Dead Spy Running will captivate readers with a story that leaps from a bomb threat in London, to a secret CIA black site in Poland, and on to India, where a spectacular assassination plot threatens to throw world politics into chaos.
Matching the style of le Carré with the high-energy action of Ludlum, Dead Spy Running comes racing out of the gate as the first in a fantastic new series.  From its breathtaking start at the London Marathon, Jon Stock sets a breakneck pace that marks him as a formidable new thriller writer. Dead Spy Running will captivate readers with a story that leaps from a bomb threat in London, to a secret CIA black site in Poland, and on to India, where a spectacular assassination plot threatens to throw world politics into chaos.

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Dead Spy Running Chapter 1

A bright Blackheath morning and it was already hot, too hot for twenty-six miles. Daniel Marchant scanned the crowd and wondered again why he was about to run a marathon. Thousands of people were stretching in the early sunshine, massaging limbs, sipping at water. It was like the stillness before battle. A woman in a baseball cap strapped an iPod to her arm; the man beside him tied and retied his laces. Another runner poured water over his hair and shook it like a dog, droplets catching the light. Whatever it takes, Marchant thought. In his case, too much Scotch

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REVIEWS

Praise for Dead Spy Running

“As elegant as Le Carré and as cynical as the Twenty-First Century.”

--Lee Child, author of 61 Hours

"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, a living, breathing human, whose own unpredictability suits perfectly our unpredictable world.'"

--Stephen Gaghan, Oscar-winning writer of Traffic

"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, author of China Lake

"Dead Spy Running is a rip-roaring race of a read that never lets up until the finishing tape -- and a bit beyond."

--Robert Goddard, author of Into the Blue

"An elegant, unstoppable front runner of a spy thriller."

--The Observer (UK)

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

--Daily Telegraph (UK)

"Protagonist Daniel Marchant is the perfect post-Bond spy.... Move over, Jason Bourne."--Bookpage

"Stock, a veteran British journalist with Indian experience, combines LeCarré-style cerebral gamesmanship and bureaucratic maneuvering with the best of thriller action in this character-driven spy novel. Stock's prose is swift and sure, his characters well drawn and the action twisty and relentless. Stock has brought the literary spy novel into the 21st century."--Portsmouth Herald

"Stock, a veteran British journalist with Indian experience, combines LeCarre-style cerebral gamesmanship and bureacratic maneuvering with the best of thriller action in this character-driven spy novel. . . . Stock has brought the literary spy novel into the 21st century."--Sea Coast Online

“As elegant as Le Carré and as cynical as the Twenty-First Century.”

--Lee Child, author of 61 Hours

"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, a living, breathing human, whose own unpredictability suits perfectly our unpredictable world.'"

--Stephen Gaghan, Oscar-winning writer of Traffic

"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, author of China Lake

"Dead Spy Running is a rip-roaring race of a read that never lets up until the finishing tape -- and a bit beyond."

--Robert Goddard, author of Into the Blue

"An elegant, unstoppable front runner of a spy thriller."

--The Observer (UK)

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

--Daily Telegraph (UK)

"Protagonist Daniel Marchant is the perfect post-Bond spy.... Move over, Jason Bourne."--Bookpage

"Stock, a veteran British journalist with Indian experience, combines LeCarré-style cerebral gamesmanship and bureaucratic maneuvering with the best of thriller action in this character-driven spy novel. Stock's prose is swift and sure, his characters well drawn and the action twisty and relentless. Stock has brought the literary spy novel into the 21st century."--Portsmouth Herald

"Stock, a veteran British journalist with Indian experience, combines LeCarre-style cerebral gamesmanship and bureacratic maneuvering with the best of thriller action in this character-driven spy novel. . . . Stock has brought the literary spy novel into the 21st century."--Sea Coast Online

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jon Stock

  • JON STOCK, a former Delhi correspondent, works for the London Daily Telegraph, writes a column for the Week Magazine in India, and has contributed to BBC Radio. He is married, with three children, and lives in Wiltshire, UK.
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Dead Spy Running

A Daniel Marchant Thriller

Jon Stock

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Thomas Dunne Books

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