A terrifyingly gripping tale of intrigue, deception and honour
Malaysia: 1974. The CIA's most incriminating secret of recent years is about to be exposed. Somewhere, in deep cover, an agent known only as The Contractor has managed to penetrate the enemy's very core and supply information that has proven invaluable. But the price he must pay for it is higher than he could ever have imagined.
The CIA is prepared to do whatever it must to keep its dirty secrets hidden. As the noose tightens, three men and one beautiful woman are caught up in a deadly pursuit that takes them from the steamy streets of Bangkok, across the jungle of Thailand, to the lonely, dangerous seas . . .
A stunningly authentic novel of intrigue and violence, from a master storyteller
The Contractor is a must read for anyone who wants to be entertained or enthralled by a fast-moving bestseller which leaves no breathing space between one page and the next . . . ranked alongside Frederick Forsythe and Robert Ludlum - Sunday Star
George Brown is growing with every book . . . raw tension - Daily Telegraph
Fast, superbly sardonic and the brutality is bone-crunching - Daily Express
One of the champion storytellers in the business - Val McDermid
George Brown was born in London and has served all over the world; including in Malaysia as part of a highly trained anti-terrorist force specialising in the dense jungle of North Johore; in Berlin; and for the French Secret Intelligence Service throughout the Far East. On moving back to Suffolk with his wife, he began breeding and raising pigs, and finally decided to write. He is the author of six hugely successful thrillers.