“THE MACHINE” is an adventure thriller which will thrill readers of Ludlum and Baldacci - a fast-moving tale of extraordinary characters, brutal action and a kaleidoscope of technology ideas which vividly twists its way through Hong Kong and China. All told in the unique voice of Ethan Stone – cool, laconic and intelligent.
Steven Semyonov is a 29 year-old tech billionaire. But that’s not why everyone wants to meet him. Billionaires, after all, are commonplace. Everyone want to meet Semyonov because he is the cleverest man alive.
So when Semyonov gives up his billions in California and defects to China, never to return, there must be a reason. That reason is something called The Machine.
Ethan Stone is ex-Special Forces, turned radical activist. He runs a whistle-blowing leaks web site called NotFutile.com. Has Stone stumbled upon Semyonov’s deadly secret? Stone flies to Hong Kong in pursuit, but the dark forces around Semyonov are ready for him, and he finds himself hunted for murder. He is forced to use every ounce of his cunning to survive, and his resolve to put violent Special Forces past behind him is tested to the limit. Stone enlists the help of a spiky Chinese dissident woman named Ying Ning, and travels deeper and deeper into China.to evade the sinister Public Security Bureau, track down the truth about Semyonov, and ultimately to find The Machine.
Deep beneath an ancient crater in the foothills of Tibet lies The Machine - the reason Semyonov gave up everything to come to China, the reason he gave away his billions. Only Semyonov’s not the only one who wants to find it.
"I can highly-recommend this book to readers who enjoy Jo Nesbo, Lee Child, Tom Clancy and Thomas Harris." - Simon Fairbanks
"Finally a thriller that's worthy of the name! Fantastic story line, complex characters and twists and turns that keep you hooked and wanting more.
I'd defy anyone to put down their kindle for more than a moment before fingers twitch and you come back, wanting to find out what happens next." - Kate Goodman
"I came away feeling educated and that's rare in an airport thriller novel." - Iain M. Grant