The stunning thriller from the author of GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS and the creator of the award-winning TV drama series SPOOKS (also released as MI5), now in paperback
Who, what or where is Contact Zero Deep in the mythology of the Service, whispered in training, clung to in moments of despair, is the belief that it is out there, the last chance saloon. You think you're beaten, betrayed and utterly alone, but maybe you're not. Maybe you get your one shot at rescue, if not redemption. Contact Zero: run by members of the Service, for members of the Service. When an operation is mortally compromised in David Wolstencroft's fabulous second novel, four first-year probationary agents, cut adrift in four corners of the World, must put Contact Zero to the test. But first they have to find it.
And maybe one of the youngsters isn't quite as innocent as the others...
Nearly unbearable suspense is what you'll get in CONTACT ZERO . . . Escapist, brain-twisting fun. - Time Out
Complex espionage plots around highly believable characters . . . Wolstencroft has the confidence and ability to tackle the biggest themes, and bring the spy novel bang up to date. - Daily Mirror
Fiendish clues to decipher and bone-cracking challenges to endure . . . a marvellously sadistic ingenuity - Telegraph
The creator of the TV spy series Spooks, Wolstencroft has an undeniable talent for both modernising and subverting the spy thriller, and his second novel is an unputdownable and innovative spin on classic tropes . . . A fascinating post-Le Carr? look at the shadow world - Guardian
David Wolstencroft is fast becoming the John le Carr? of today - Mirror
A rollercoaster ride of a book which manages to be both a traditional spy story and a hip tale of friendship and trust ... I loved it. - Observer on GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS
Sharp and funny... brilliant... exciting... the only doubt it leaves is what will this most promising author ever do for an encore. - Chicago Tribune on GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS
An exuberant and satisfying debut - Guardian on GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS
DAVID WOLSTENCROFT was born in 1969. He grew up in Edinburgh and until recently lived in Los Angeles, before moving back to the UK in spring 2007. He wrote Shooting Dogs, a BBC Films theatrical screenplay commission, directed by Michael Caton-Jones, starring John Hurt (2005), and is the creator of Spooks, the BAFTA award-winning spy drama, produced by Kudos for BBC One. David has written two modern thrillers, GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS and CONTACT ZERO, both published by Hodder. GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS has been acquired for development as a mini-series by Kennedy Marshall, and CONTACT ZERO has been optioned by Fox 2000 for Tony Scott.