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Even

Even

A Novel

A David Trevellyan Thriller (Volume 1)

Andrew Grant

Minotaur Books

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David Trevellyan is a Royal Navy intelligence operative who usually works undercover, sometimes with the approval of his masters—and sometimes not. On a seemingly normal evening, he takes a lonely late-night walk between a restaurant and his New York City hotel. A familiar huddled shape in the mouth of an alley catches his eye—a homeless man has been shot to death. Trevellyan steps forward…and a cop car arrives. A split second too late, Trevellyan realizes he's been set up.

But Trevellyan isn't worried. He's a hard man from the shadowy world of Royal Navy Intelligence. He's been in and out of trouble a thousand times before. But the NYPD quickly hands the problem to the FBI. Trevellyan is sucked deeper into the system. And the British Consulate tells him: You're on your own now, mate.

With no idea who's a friend and who's a foe, he penetrates deep into a huge international conspiracy. The price of failure will be death, and the reward for success will be redemption, both for himself and the huddled corpse from the alley. The motivation will be his cherished life-long belief: You don't get mad—you get EVEN.

If Jack Reacher had a younger brother, he'd be David Trevellyan. Lee Child does have a younger brother, and his name is Andrew Grant. A remarkable debut, Even delivers on its own—a tight, fast-paced, modern thriller fueled by adrenaline and revenge.

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CHAPTER ONE





When I saw the body, my first thought was to just keep on walking.





This one had nothing to do with me.





There was no logical reason to get involved.





I...

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Praise for Even

“Andrew Grant's debut novel reads like it was written by an old pro with new things to say. Even is a bit of LeCarre and Ian Fleming, but with more grit and a sharper edge. Wonderful sardonic wit and crackling dialogue.” —Nelson DeMille

“In Even, Andrew Grant introduces British naval intelligence officer David Trevellyan, a man born to fight and trained to win, locked in a suspenseful contest with terrifying adversaries. An excellent thriller that feels like breaking news.” —Thomas Perry

“The first paragraph is a whopper. . .the last one made me gasp. With surprise. With delight. David Trevellyan is by turns witty and wicked. Fans of 007 will be shaken and stirred.” —Sandra Brown

“Modern noir at its best . . . Even is brilliantly plotted and smart, and delivers the bone-jarring kick of a .45. Here's hoping author Grant is hard at work on the next installment featuring his thoroughly compelling tough guy hero, David Trevellyan.” —Jeffery Deaver

“Andrew Grant storms onto the scene with a thriller that is pure entertainment. He has a relentless writing style that is grippingly addictive and heralds a remarkable talent in the making. I couldn't put it down.” —Vince Flynn

“Move over Jason Bourne. British Marine David Trevellyan can outwit, outmaneuver and overpower the best of them in this rocket-ride of a thriller. I always like a man who knows how to get even...” —Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of The Neighbor

Even is a slam-bam humdinger of a thriller, with breakneck pacing that won't leave you even a moment to catch your breath. Andrew Grant has created a hero so intriguing that readers will surely clamor for the next book in what I hope will be a long-lived series. I will certainly be looking forward to it!” —Tess Gerritsen

“Think a young, British, Jason Bourne framed and trapped in New York City and running for his life. Think about a new author on the scene who writes action like a veteran. Think about trying to put this book down, and then clear your calendar: it ain't going to happen.” —Ridley Pearson

“Grant, bestseller Lee Child's younger brother, never strikes a false note in a plot that could have gone over-the-top in lesser hands. Effortlessly filling in bits of his protagonist's backstory during breathing spaces between action scenes, Grant closes on a nicely dark note.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Trevellyan is likely to be compared to [Grant's] brother's hero, Jack Reacher, or even to James Bond…there can be no doubt that we have a new guy on the block who requires attention.” —Booklist

“A stylish, suspenseful, and overall stunning debut, essential for all thriller collections.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“[Andrew Grant's] debut effort stands on its own as a well-oiled machine of a thriller that satisfies at every turn.” —Providence Journal-Bulletin (Rhode Island)

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Andrew Grant

ANDREW GRANT is a former telecommunications executive. He was born in Birmingham, England and now divides his time between Sheffield and Chicago. He is the author of Even and Die Twice.

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