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Rock Creek Park

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444727791

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 2nd August 2012

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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Former soldier Michael Freeman is now a homicide detective in Washington, D.C. As a huge snowstorm engulfs the city, a late night jogger in Rock Creek Park discovers the brutally beaten body of a once beautiful young woman. She is lying just yards from the palatial home of Senator John Cannon – one of the most powerful and wealthy men in America.

It’s clear that Freeman has a delicate case on his hands, and the investigation takes him relentlessly into ever more dangerous territory, like Germline BioSciences – a secretive, cutting-edge research facility funded by the Department of Defense.

And what of the mysterious midnight jogger in Rock Creek Park? Is it really just a coincidence that Scottish bodyguard Harriet (Harry) Armstrong is now working for Germline’s Russian director?

With the body count escalating, Freeman and Harry are swiftly drawn into a shadowy world of secrets and conspiracies more shocking than anything either of them could have imagined.

From Washington to the Caribbean and the desolate wastes of Abkhazia, this stunning new novel from the CWA Steel Dagger winner Simon Conway is packed with suspense and intrigue. It will further establish him at the forefront of the new generation of thriller writers.

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A gripping, genre-bending fusion of police procedural and political thriller, it pulls the reader into a story of murder and betrayal amid a conspiracy to develop military bio-engineering. Conway . . . writes with verve and an insider's confidence . . . The questions raised by the story . . . linger long after the reader turns the last page.
<i>The Economist</i>
Its ever-shifting boldness is exhilarating, as he blends detective fiction, bio-thriller, political and adventure ingredients and sets his closing chapters in the mountains of Georgia.
<i>The Sunday Times</i>
Vivid and atmospheric from its opening lines, ROCK CREEK PARK sweeps us into a fantastic yet fully realized world, fusing the political thriller with a murder mystery as enthralling as it is complex. Replete with engaging characters and engrossing scenes, this is one novel where the pages seem to turn themselves. Simon Conway is a serious talent.
Richard North Patterson
A terrific read. ROCK CREEK PARK does for Washington what Gorky Park did for Moscow. Bring in the readers, scare the tourists.
Matt Frei, Channel 4 New Correspondent
With ROCK CREEK PARK, Simon Conway has succeeded where many longtime Washington D.C. writers have failed: he has delivered a bristling, stomach-knotting Beltway murder drama in which the capital city's timeless connivances are expertly captured. This is Conway's best and most imaginative book yet.
Robert Draper
As a writer with an apartment overlooking Rock Creek Park, I can testify to the dead-on accuracy of Simon Conway's portrayal. As a veteran Washington journalist, I can attest to his perfect-pitch rendition of the smug insider world of DC power players. And as a lover of thrillers, I can confess that I was hooked (or, more accurately, addicted) from the moment the first body popped up in Rock Creek Park.
Walter Shapiro, Washington, D.C. correspondent
A genetic hybrid of police procedural, political thriller, Michael Crichton style techno thriller with some post Cold War adventure thriller thrown into the mix for good measure. And it works. Conway writes very well and depicts both characters and locations effectively . . . an immediate page turner
<i>The Art of Danger</i>