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By Any Name [Kindle Edition]

Katherine John
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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"So intriguing... cleverly woven together and tensely written" - Sunday Times

"Excellent chilling drama" Manchester Evening News

This is a gripping romantic thriller, packed with tension and danger. From the first page, when a man covered with blood is running the wrong way down a motorway, the action never stops.

A bloodstained man runs half naked down a motorway at night dodging high-speed traffic - and worse. Cornered by police, admitted to a psychiatric ward suffering from trauma-induced amnesia, all he can recall is a detailed knowledge of sophisticated weaponry and military techniques that indicates a background in terrorism.

When two armed soldiers guarding his room are murdered and Dr Elizabeth Santer, the psychiatrist assigned to his case, is abducted at gunpoint a desperate hunt begins for a dangerous killer.

Terrorist - murderer - kidnapper - thief whatever he is, he remembers a town in Wales and it is to Brecon he drags Elizabeth Santer with the security forces in all-out pursuit. There, a violent and bloody confrontation exposes a horrifying story of treachery and political cover-up.

Is Elizabeth in the hands of a homicidal terrorist or an innocent pawn? Her life depends on the right answer.

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A bloodstained man runs half naked down a motorway at night dodging high-speed traffic - and worse. Cornered by police, admitted to a psychiatric ward suffering from trauma-induced amnesia, all he can recall is a detailed knowledge of sophisticated weaponry and military techniques that indicates a background in terrorism. When two armed soldiers guarding his room are murdered and Dr Elizabeth Santer, the psychiatrist assigned to his case, is abducted at gunpoint a desperate hunt begins for a dangerous killer. Terrorist - murderer - kidnapper - thief whatever he is, he remembers a town in Wales and it is to Wales he drags Elizabeth Santer with the security forces in all-out pursuit. There, a violent and bloody confrontation exposes a horrifying story of treachery and political cover-up. Is Elizabeth in the hands of a homicidal terrorist or an innocent pawn? Her life depends on the right answer. He continued to dodge between vans, trucks, cars; fearful lest his assailants had reached the motorway. Running - running - his heart hammering so fiercely he wondered why it hadn't burst.

Blood surged through his veins, the drumbeat of pulses beating time with his footfalls as he swerved from lane to lane, and still they kept coming. Weaving...roaring...blasting...until a single soft sound alerted every fibre of his being. His eyes strained. He searched wildly for safety. There was none. He ducked as another crack echoed towards him...


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 481 KB
  • Print Length: 371 pages
  • Publisher: Accent Press (21 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008NXKA2E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,714 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Katherine John is a very much darker person than Catrin Collier. Interested in the human psyche, and the reasons that motivate people to commit crimes.
She is fortunate to have many police officer and pathologist friends, who have given her insights into their work and the trauma that is part of their daily lives. Trauma that would drive many lesser people to insanity - and officers like her creation Peter Collins to make highly inappropriate remarks at inappropriate times.
She is often invited to talk about creative writing, writing crime and the events that inspired her crime books. Prisons and prisoners are among her favourite venues and audiences because on leaving she always feels that she has learned far more from the inmates than they have from her.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exellent book, well worth the read 30 Oct 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This book is about a man who has lost his memory and the book twists and turns to find out all about his past. Exellent book!! It's a must to read!!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'By Any Name' The Best Thriller of 2006? 19 Mar 2006
Format:Paperback
'By Any Name' combines the sophistication of a Tom Clancy opus, the intrigue of a James Patterson mystery and the suspense of a John Grisham story into a cracking page turner.
Katherine John delivers authentic plot development and a cast of stong and believable characters, making 'By Any Name' several cuts above those thrillers reliant on co-incidence and populated with caricatures.
The horror begins when a fugitive man, covered in blood that is not his, is admitted into Dr. Elizabeth Santer's care. He claims he has no memory of who he is, what he is running from and, as Elizabeth soon discovers, no explanation for his intimate knowledge of the world of espionage, elite special forces...and terrorism.
Events spiral beyond Elizabeth's control when she is abducted by her charge, who evades both police and army in a terrifying chase to an unknown destination. Elizabeth, is kept guessing whether this man is an inncocent soldier, a mad killer or a vicious terrorist...and the suspense grows when it becomes clear that their pursuers have hidden motives of their own.
The reader is captivated until the final, unexpected conclsion which successfully ties up a novel that will surely have a claim to be the best thriller of the year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it! 22 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Wasn't sure what to expect when I read reviews but I loved it. I recommend it and it's a bargain price .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read ! 19 Jan 2014
By clare
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Exciting and very different ; this is.the first book I have read from this author but it won't be th last !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 10 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
First time reading Katherine John,won't be the last.This book had a gripping storyline although in places a little too implausible.The ending I must say was unexpected and a little teary twist at the end .One to recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced enjoyable read. 6 April 2014
By Saw
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Very fast paced enjoyable read. The suspense is kept going right until the end.
A cwild adventure story set in the Brecon Beacons. I really like Katherine John's books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent author 17 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Have only recently discovered Katherine John ... and love her books .. Love the Trevor Joseph ones and loved this one ..more please
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5.0 out of 5 stars By Any Name 14 Mar 2014
By Unknown
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A brilliant read with plenty of action. Having read all the other titles by this author I unwittingly saved the best til last.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well written and good storyline.
A cracking start to the book that gripped me, then I wondered if it might just get a bit unbelievable, but not so. Read more
Published 1 month ago by thegriff
5.0 out of 5 stars Kath John
Otherwise known as Catrin Collier.
I love her Murder mystery books. I love the way her writing flows as you read. Read more
Published 1 month ago by G. Andrews
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor ending
I had already read Katherine John's Trevor Joseph series which I thoroughly enjoyed. Although the synopsis of By any Name sounded my type of book I was reluctant to buy it because... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle lover 75
5.0 out of 5 stars By any name
Hooked from the start, this book has everything you want in a good read. Read it and you will not be disappointed.
Published 1 month ago by barry stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent in the genre
I started reading Katherine John when I had run out of Peter James titles. This, as all her titles, does not disappoint. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. G.E. Potter
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
This was a very enjoyable fast paced tale about a man who's lost his memory. Found covered in blood & running away from something or someone, he desperately needs to find out... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs Ferret
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull, plodding and ultimately very boring.
With a bad movie you can turn if off after half an hour. Investing time to read a book takes a lot more commitment. Read more
Published 3 months ago by mr r w collins
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