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<p><b>Mickey Bale, an elite close protection officer, must locate Russian military-grade warheads in the second gripping British thriller from Anthony Riches. </b></p><h2>'Fast-moving... <i>The Bill</i> meets Jack Reacher' <i>THE TIMES</i> </h2><p>Former close protection officer Mickey Bale has a dangerous skillset. One that many men – good and bad – want to make use of.</p><p>That's why a powerful Russian oligarch wants to hire Mickey to protect him. And with Mickey's wife gone and his track record with the Met in tatters, Mickey doesn't feel he has a choice.</p><p>But when a terrorist attack on the M11 kills a police firearms team, MI5 suspect that Mickey's new client and the Russian GRU are involved. The bomb was a Sunburn missile warhead, military-grade and able to vaporise everything in its blast radius. And there are more warheads out there.</p><p><b>Blackmailed by MI5 into spying on the client he's been hired to protect, Mickey is pushed to his limits by this new double-agent status. If he doesn't locate the other warheads, thousands of civilians will die – and time is running out... </b></p><p>Praise for Anthony Riches:</p><p>'<i>Nemesis</i> is a full-throttle adventure that twists and turns from the corridors of power to London's gangland underbelly, propelled by a hero with a thirst for vengeance and the skillset to execute it' Andy McNab</p><p>'<i>Nemesis</i> kicks like a 12-bore shotgun... A British thriller to rival Reacher' Giles Kristian</p><p>'Mickey Bale is a Jack Reacher for a harder, faster, more assured millennium. <i>Nemesis</i> is the kind of book for which the word 'compelling' was coined' Manda Scott</p><p>'Meet Mickey Bale – London's John Wick. A rocket-propelled grenade of a book, shot through with gallows humour. Guy Ritchie meets Lee Child' Robyn Young</p>

ISBN
9781801102810
Imprint
Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
Category
Fiction
Published
Pages
400
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<p>Second in The Protector series, contemporary British thrillers from Anthony Riches, featuring close protection officer Mickey Bale. Blackmailed by MI5 into spying on the client he's been hired to protect, Mickey is pushed to his limits by this new double-agent status.</p>

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<b>PRAISE FOR <i>NEMESIS</i></b>: <br />
'A full-throttle adventure that twists and turns from the corridors of power to London's gangland underbelly, propelled by a hero with a thirst for vengeance and the skillset to execute it' Andy McNab. <br />
'<i>Nemesis</i> kicks like a 12-bore shotgun... A British thriller to rival Reacher' Giles Kristian. <br />
'Meet Mickey Bale – London's John Wick. A rocket-propelled grenade of a book, shot through with gallows humour. Guy Ritchie meets Lee Child' Robyn Young. <br />
'Mickey Bale is a Jack Reacher for a harder, faster, more assured millennium. <i>Nemesis</i> is the kind of book for which the word 'compelling' was coined' Manda Scott. <br />
'Fast-moving... <i>The Bill</i> meets Jack Reacher'

The Times, Thriller of the Month

Editions
ISBN
9781800249004
Format
eBook
Title
Target Zero
ISBN
9781801102810
Format
Paperback
Title
Target Zero
ISBN
9781801109970
Format
Hardback
Title
Target Zero
ISBN
9781803281339
Format
Trade Paperback
Title
Target Zero
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Title of Series
The Protector
Number within Series
2
Format
BIC Code
FHD
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Export Only
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<p>BBC's <i>Bodyguard</i> meets Lee Child's Jack Reacher.</p>

<p>Successful historical fiction author moving to contemporary thrillers.</p>

<p>Anthony has a degree in Military Studies.</p>

<p>MARKET: Andy McNab; Lee Child; James Patterson; Mick Herron; Michael Jenkins; Andrew Raymond.</p>

Measure X
129
Measure
mm
Measure Y
198
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