Book of the Month: February

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Book of the Month: February

by Tony Kent

The brilliant new thriller from the author of KILLER INTENT, as seen on ITV’s Zoe Ball Book Club.

When London’s legal establishment is shaken to its foundation by the grisly crucifixion of a retired Lord Chief Justice, Detective Chief Inspector Joelle Levy is tasked with finding his killer. With fifty years of potential enemies to choose from, only the identical murder of former solicitor Adam Blunt offers a ray of hope: what is it that connects these victims who met such a gruesome end?

Assigned to the story from the start, news reporter Sarah Truman sets out to investigate on her own, not suspecting that the trail will lead straight back to her own front door and her fiancé Michael Devlin. A criminal barrister determined to prove the innocence of his own client, Michael is at first oblivious to the return of the murderous figure from his past – until tragedy strikes closer to home. Struggling with his grief and guilt, and now caught up in a madman’s terrible quest for revenge, Michael must race to bring the killer to justice – before it’s too late.

Tony Kent grew up in a close-knit Irish family in London and studied Law in Scotland. Before being called to the bar, Tony was a heavyweight amateur boxer when he won a host of national titles. Now one of the UK’s leading barristers, Tony is a regular figure at London’s Old Bailey, where his case history includes prosecuting and defending many high-profile, nationally reported trials.

Kent’s acclaimed debut novel KILLER INTENT is the first of a series featuring intelligence agent Joe Dempsey, criminal barrister Michael Devlin and TV journalist Sarah Truman. It was named one of the ‘must-reads of 2018’ in the national press and selected for ITV’s Zoe Ball Book Club. KILLER INTENT is currently being adapted for a major television series by Liberty Films, to be directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Duncan Jones.

“Fast paced, tightly plotted, utterly brutal in all the right places… Marked for Death ratchets up the tension and releases it like a final gun shot.” Jack Grimwood, author of Nightfall Berlin.

“Tense and atmospheric… a shining star in crime writing.” Angela Clarke, bestselling author of Follow Me.

“Utterly compelling from start to finish, and up there with my top reads of the year.” Robert Scragg, author of What Falls Between the Cracks

“Grabs you from the opening and refuses to let go… gritty and perfectly paced, Marked for Death has enough twists to give you whiplash.” Neil Broadfoot, author of No Man’s Land