by John Fullerton
February 28 – March 03
Can ex-NSA agent Ava stop the Emperor’s war plans before he kills millions – and her?
There’s a new Cold War…and it’s about to erupt into World War Three.
Emperor Qin – absolute ruler, dictator for life – has one task before he succumbs to brain cancer, and it means war. Can ex-spy Ava stop him in time to save millions – and survive?
Qin will ‘unify’ China by ordering the conquest of Taiwan, a democratic nation of 23 million people just 100 miles off the mainland, a pledge the Chinese Communist Party has made every year since the 1949 Revolution.
But there’s a leak, a flood of state secrets.
They land in the lap of the former NSA analyst in Washington DC. Ava Shute hasn’t sought the material. On the contrary, she’s a most reluctant recipient.
One thing keeps Ava going: the prospect of a nuclear Armageddon. The clock is ticking as Chinese agents hunt Ava down with orders to kill.
‘Chillingly realistic, stunningly well informed…a rattling good read.’
– Martin Walker, author of the Bruno detective series.
‘This is bloody good – especially the fast pace and mastery of detail.’
– Shyam Bhatia, author & war reporter
‘John is clearly a talented, accomplished and inventive writer – with a
knowledgeable grip on the dark machinations of global politics.’
– Toby Jones, editorial director, Headline
‘I was on the edge of my seat for most of the ride.’
– Tom Vater, author & journalist
‘I thought this was a thought-provoking, timely novel, from a talented
writer – he is a huge talent.’
– Finn Cotton, senior commissioning editor, Transworld
‘Emperor is gripping, well researched and realistic…The characters,
their actions and motivations are very believable
and make the book hard to put down.’
– Jaidev Jamwal, military analyst & journalist
‘A vivid portrait of a tyrant that oozes authenticity.’
– Andrew Neil MacLeod, novelist
– Jeremy Clift, writer & publisher ‘
‘Riveting and relevant.’
– Nick Louth, bestselling crime novelist
About the author
John Fullerton was, for a time, a ‘contract labourer’ for the UK’s Secret
Intelligence Service, an experience that formed the basis of his recent Cold War spy trilogy. He’s lived or worked in 40 countries as a journalist and covered a dozen wars. Fullerton was employed by Reuters for 20 years with postings in Hong Kong, Delhi, Beirut, Nicosia, Cairo, and London. Emperor is his tenth novel. He lives in Scotland and has begun a new espionage series set in the UK and Germany.