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Thomas Bladen works for the Surveillance Support Unit - loaned out to any UK government department that will have them, including intelligence agencies and law enforcement. But something sinister is going on, a Shadow State with its own agenda. Follow Thomas Bladen's quest to uncover the truth and deal with the consequences.
During a routine surveillance operation Thomas witnesses a shooting that will expose a world of corruption and danger. When his on-off girlfriend, Miranda, is endangered by the conspiracy, Thomas must decide who he can trust to help him save her life. Can one good man hold the line without crossing it?
LINE OF SIGHT
When Amy Johanson is killed during a weapons test, Thomas and his partner Karl are determined to get to the facts. But they are thwarted by dangerous and powerful forces. Can Thomas get justice for Amy while navigating the shifting sands of espionage, big business, and the tragic mystery of Karl's past?
CAUSE & EFFECT
Two unconnected events - an attack on a crime lord's godchild and a clinical assassination - confront Thomas with moral dilemmas. His investigations reveal uncomfortable truths about Miranda and takes him closer to the dark heart of the shadow state and its supply chain.
Thomas faces hard choices when he encounters a Shadow State agent who could wreck his life. All Thomas has to do is expose a defector for them, but who is the real enemy? A stakeout becomes a rescue, an intervention leads to murder, and loyalties are tested. Thomas and Karl are forced into a dangerous game, turning the Shadow State against itself.
After London suffers a coordinated terror attack Thomas questions everything – his future with Miranda, his post in the SSU and his clandestine role as a Spy Chaser. When the Unit comes under MI5’s control and two key SSU personnel disappear, his search for answers is blocked at every turn. Caught in the middle of an intelligence agency turf war, Thomas must take extreme measures but what he discovers could change the rules forever.
If you like John le Carré, Robert Harris, Len Deighton or Ken Follett novels you will be gripped by this compelling espionage thriller series.
PRAISE FOR THE THOMAS BLADEN SPY THRILLERS
"The story never lets up. It's one of those books that readers will thoroughly enjoy. Highly recommended. A must read novel. Don't miss out." Bill
"Love the characters and the plots. Haven't read a series this good in years. Please keep writing them!" Jrbp
"What I like about British thrillers is that the great ones are realistic rather than glitzy. This story did not disappoint with its gritty detail and credible characters. It kept me hooked right through to the end. Great writing!" VC LONDON
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I write fiction, non-fiction and comedy. Standpoint, Line of Sight, Cause & Effect, Shadow State and Flashpoint are a spy thriller series that combines intrigue, action, and sardonic humour.
Come visit my blog: www.alongthewritelines.blogspot.co.uk