When Evan Delaney's father disappears, the cops think he's fled the country to avoid prosecution. But Evan is sure that Phil has been abducted or killed for reasons associated with his work for Naval Intelligence.
As Evan hunts for clues, she is attacked by an armed man. The attacker ends up dead - and turns out to be a federal agent. Now Evan is on the run, implicated in his murder. Then she is contacted by a sinister duo - a Madam and gigolo mother-and-son-team who claim that Phil was mixed up in their very dirty business.
Can Evan save her father's reputation - and his life? And can Jesse save Evan? Time is running out ...
Originally from Santa Barbara, California, Meg Gardiner previously practised law and taught at the University of California. She lives with her family near London. To find out more about her novels, visit Meg's website at www.meggardiner.com
'She is up there with Michael Connelly and Lee Child.' — Stephen King
The feisty Evan Delaney makes a welcome return in KILL CHAIN . . . As ever, the plot is pacy and tight. — Sunday Express
Page-turning terror — Belfast Telegraph
Gardiner's prose is cool — Telegraph
A rattling good read — News of the World
The action is high octane from the first page . . . Meg Gardiner is a class act at the top of her game. Once you pick it up, it's a very hard book to put down. — My Weekly
Gardiner is brilliant at making the over-the-top seem utterly convincing. Her heroine, Evan Delaney, is a paragon for our times: tough, funny, clever, brave, tireless and compassionate . . . The pace and inventiveness never flag, and the climax . . . is both nailbiting and moving. But the brilliant writing is what puts this thriller way ahead of the competition . . . Reading the fifth Evan Delaney book first is not a problem, but you'll probably want to go back and read the others. Intelligent escapism at its best. — Guardian
I have a bone to pick with Kill Chain, and by extension, with its author, Meg Gardiner: it was over too damn fast! I couldn't stop reading it, and when it was done, I wanted more. The book starts at a dead run from page one and doesn't stop until you collapse across the finish line. All things in moderation, but that doesn't apply to Meg Gardiner. One of my new favorite authors. — Cody Mcfadyen