The Break Line (Max McLean #1) (Paperback)
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British intelligence operative and hardened assassin Max McLean battles a nightmarish enemy in this stunning debut thriller from an award-winning war correspondent.
When it comes to killing terrorists, British intelligence has always had one man they could rely on: Max McLean. As an assassin, he has never missed, but Max has made one miscalculation and now he has to pay the price.
His handlers send him to Sierra Leone on a seemingly one-way mission. What he finds is a horror from beyond his nightmares. Rebel forces are loose in the jungle, and someone or something is slaughtering innocent villagers. It's his job to root out the monster behind these abominations, but he soon discovers that London may consider him the most disposable piece in this operation.
About the Author
James Brabazon is an author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker. Based in the UK, he has traveled to over seventy countries—investigating, filming, and directing in the world's most hostile environments. He is the author of the international bestseller My Friend the Mercenary, a memoir recounting his experiences of the Liberian civil war and the Equatorial Guinea coup plot. He divides his time between homes in London and on the south coast of England.
"Breathless, complex, and seriously hardcore - don't plan to sleep tonight."—Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A wonderfully crafted story of action, history, and secrets that is as imaginative as it is compelling.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Bishop’s Pawn
“The Break Line is a riveting page-turner...and a study of what lies in the shadowed corners of the human heart.”—Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X
"The Break Line punches you in the stomach on the first page and then plunges you - still doubled over - into the most extraordinary and exciting world of covert operations I have ever read. I have worked in those places and covered those wars...Brabazon gets it exactly right. With a terrifyingly precise eye and an irresistible prose style, he has created a world that is almost impossible to leave. I finished the book three days ago and feel like I'm still waiting for the choppers to come take me home..."—Sebastian Junger, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Storm
“Brabazon’s inventive violence, mix of combat styles, and slowly revealed truths will keep readers on the edge of their seats”—Publishers Weekly (starred)