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Free Agent

by Jeremy Duns

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Free Agent by Jeremy Duns
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2009
    352 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Jeremy Duns's lightning-paced debut introduces a morally complex and unforgettable agent named Paul Dark into the canon of espionage literature. In June 1945, Dark joins his father in a top-secret mission to hunt down and unofficially execute Nazi war criminals. Almost twenty-five years later, Dark is a seasoned agent for MI6 when a KGB officer turns up in Nigeria during the Biafran civil war wanting to defect. He claims to have details of a British double agent recruited by the Russians in Germany in 1945.

Knowing he’s the chief suspect and now on the run from both MI6 and the KGB, Paul Dark heads toward Africa to find, confront, and, if necessary, kill the only woman he has ever loved, whom he has thought dead for the past twenty-four years. Free Agent is the spectacular story of one man's fight for survival and search for the truth about his father's death and his lover's betrayal.

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"Starred Review. Seldom has a thriller plot taken more unseen turns as Paul searches for the truth about his past and the reality of his present." - Publishers Weekly

"The plotting is delectably tricky, but the character of Dark requires more shading before he returns for the promised next episode." - Kirkus Reviews

"Dark fits his namesake, and the story line has plenty of twists and turns. A series to watch for fans of cold war espionage." - Booklist

"This debut novel, the first in a trilogy featuring Paul Dark, is superior fiction, with an unexpected twist." - Library Journal

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Jeremy Duns

Jeremy Duns is a journalist who grew up mainly in Africa and Asia. His work has been published in MOJO, The Independent, Time Out, and Japanese Playboy.

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