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Contact Zero

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444717440

Price: £6.99

ON SALE: 16th February 2012

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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Who, what or where is Contact Zero? Deep in the mythology of the Service, whispered in training, clung to in moments of despair, is the belief that it is out there, the last chance saloon. You think you are beaten, betrayed and utterly alone, but maybe you’re not. Maybe you get your one shot at rescue, if not redemption. Contact Zero: run by members of the Service, for members of the Service.

When an operation is mortally compromised in David Wolstencroft’s fabulous second novel, four first-year probationary agents, cut adrift in four corners of the world, must put Contact Zero to the test. But first they have to find it.

And maybe one of the youngsters isn’t quite as innocent as the others…


Nearly unbearable suspense is what you'll get in CONTACT ZERO . . . Escapist, brain-twisting fun.
<i>Time Out</i>
A rollercoaster ride of a book which manages to be both a traditional spy story and a hip tale of friendship and trust ... I loved it.
<i>Observer</i> on GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS
Complex espionage plots around highly believable characters . . . Wolstencroft has the confidence and ability to tackle the biggest themes, and bring the spy novel bang up to date.
<i>Daily Mirror</i>
'The creator of the TV spy series Spooks, Wolstencroft has an undeniable talent for both modernising and subverting the spy thriller, and his second novel is an unputdownable and innovative spin on classic tropes . . . A fascinating post-Le Carré look at the shadow world'
Sharp and funny... brilliant... exciting... the only doubt it leaves is what will this most promising author ever do for an encore.
<i>Chicago Tribune</i> on GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS
Fiendish clues to decipher and bone-cracking challenges to endure . . . a marvellously sadistic ingenuity
David Wolstencroft is fast becoming the John le Carré of today
An exuberant and satisfying debut
<i>Guardian</i> on GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS
A sinuous, addictive read
<i>Time Out</i> on GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS
With echoes of le Carré and Graham Greene - and a hipness all of its own - Good News, Bad News revitalizes the espionage novel and dishes up a breakneck plot, dizzying twists and two of the most memorable characters in recent suspense fiction. This book is a pure delight!
Jeffery Deaver on GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS