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DIE TWICE

DIE TWICE
US
bliged to leave New York City in the aftermath of his previous mission, David Trevellyan is summoned to the British Consulate in Chicago. To the same office where just a week before his new handler was attacked and shot by a Royal Navy Intelligence operative gone bad. Assigned the job of finding the rogue agent and putting an end to his treacherous scheme, Trevellyan soon finds that once again, his only hopes of saving countless innocent lives lie not within the system, but in his instinctive belief—you're bound to do what's right, whatever the personal cost may be.



 

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US: St. Martins Minotaur hardcover, May 2010, ISBN: 978-0312540272
UK: Macmillan hardcover, June 2010, ISBN: 978-0230747586


 

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"Lt. Cdr. David Trevellyan continues to operate on U.S. soil in Grant's testosterone-fueled second adventure to feature the British naval intelligence officer (after Even). After leaving behind seven dead bodies in New York City, Trevellyan reports to veteran liaison officer Richard Fothergill in Chicago, where a rogue British operative, Tony McIntyre, is planning to sell a secret and deadly gas to the tiny West African nation of Equatorial Myene. With Fothergill providing intel, Trevellyan attempts to locate McIntyre with orders to effect a "hard arrest," i.e., kill him, and to recover the gas canisters from either McIntyre or the Africans. The stakes rise as more than one bidder has his sights set on the gas, and Trevellyan and Fothergill have only each other to rely on. Trevellyan is macho enough and deadly enough to satisfy the most jaded thriller fan, though he's slower than most readers will be to figure out what's going on." (May)
   —Publishers Weekly

"David Trevellyan returns shortly after the events that ended Grant's debut novel, Even. Exiled from New York and at loose ends, Trevellyan comes to the aid of a legendary member of the British Royal Navy Intelligence Service trying to recover a canister of lethal gas. Grant's first-person narration puts the reader in the front seat of heart-pounding action scenes with a hard man who has no compunction about killing. The tension is relieved by Trevellyan's wry, understated sense of humor but never long enough to make the story lose momentum. VERDICT: A solid adrenaline rush from start to finish from the brother of Lee Child."
   —Starred Review, Library Journal

"British agent David Trevellyan left a bit of a mess in New York after his last assignment, and it's time to get out of Dodge. He heads for Chicago, where he will he be assigned to his next mission and where his contact is Richard Fothergill, a former field agent who has evolved into a well-dressed bureaucrat more concerned with the appearance of competence than its real-world application. A rogue agent accused of stealing a deadly biological weapon has come to Fothergill to broker a deal. Negotiations have broken down, and Fothergill needs Trevellyan to find the agent. Trevellyan isn't sure if he's working for the agency or Fothergill, but he believes the threat is real. What ensues is a series of violent confrontations in which Trevellyan stabs, shoots, and bludgeons his way ever closer to the prize. The second Trevellyan thriller—on the heels of the well-received Even (2009)—is a compelling mix of espionage, counterterrorism thriller, and kick-butt urban noir. Author Grant is the brother of Lee Child, and although there are some vague stylistic parallels, the most striking similarity is the breakneck, page-turning pace."
   —Wes Lukowsky, Booklist

"This second novel featuring David Trevellyan, a James Bond-like British intelligence agent, is fast paced and deals with a crisis that is believable and compelling. Trevellyan is a great character; while larger than life, his observations of human nature make him sympathetic and intriguing. SUMMARY: Trevellyan is called in to hunt down a rogue British agent who is trying to sell a deadly gas to a terrorist organization. Along with his new agency handler, Trevellyan tracks the elusive criminals with limited help. Despite the seriousness of the situation, British intelligence wants to keep things quiet and deal with its rogue agent internally. Trevellyan's plans are continually thwarted as he races to uncover and stop the terrorist plot. His adversaries stay a step ahead, right up to the final chapter." (May 2010)
   —4 Stars, Roseann Marlett, RT Book Review

"David Trevellyan is back in action in this follow up to last year's debut from Grant, Even. Die Twice picks up right where Even ends with Trevellyan a little too hot to keep in New York and not sure he should go back to England, he is sent to Chicago to take care of a "mess."
The mess is another agent who seems to have gone rogue and even took a shot at the local station chief. Trevellyan is used to operating undercover and know that sometimes things get grey, but shots fired and a dangerous gas missing there is no doubt that there is a agent who has gone over. The hope is that Trevellyan can track down the agent, get back the gas and be out of town pretty quick.
Well, the best laid plans and all that....
Grant writes thrillers like a man who has lived it, his knowledge of spycraft and the ins and outs of what is involved with an operation in this grey world of espionage strikes a little too true. The action is believable and there are no over the top situations that would make you doubt the story for a minute.
One of my new favorites, Andrew Grant is a author on the rise and he and Trevellyan look to be ready for a long stay."
   —Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine



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