'Written by an acclaimed investigative journalist, using all his hard-won experience in the Middle East, this debut is based on a string of real events that bring it a refreshing authenticity. You can almost taste the dust of the streets, smell the explosions, and feel the fear that grips his female protagonist Morgan Cooper... The fate of Morgan and what it must be like to lose your liberty for months gives the story a fearsome grip that lasts to the final page' --Daily Mail
'A compelling thriller and an invaluable guide to the most intractable conflict on earth' --Mail on Sunday
'Among the novel's strengths are the author's in-depth knowledge of the region and its political complexities. Both an espionage yarn and the story of a marriage, it contains all the twists and double-crosses you could wish for, yet mercifully lacks the wham-bam formulaic clunkiness of more seasoned writers of spy fiction' --Sunday Times'Rose shuttles frantically but effectively between different worlds, ratcheting up the tension' --Guardian
'A smartly paced political thriller' --Observer
'The unravelling of Morgan's plight, and Adam's response to it, takes many interesting twists and turns, made the more convincing by Rose's obvious mastery of his subject' --The Times
About the Author
David Rose has written extensively on intelligence and covert action by agencies all over the world for more than twenty years. He's been a contributing editor with Vanity Fair since 2002, and on staff at the Guardian, Observer and BBC. He currently writes investigative articles for the Mail on Sunday. The author of six non-fiction books, he's been shortlisted for the Crimewriters' Association Golden Dagger and won the Trento Mountain Literature Festival grand prize. His work has been translated into ten languages. He lives in Oxford.