A roller-coaster terrorist thriller from Australia's answer to a post-Osama Tom Clancy.Jed Walker has 48 hours to save the world.'Phelan writes in swift, gritty prose . . . vivid and suspenseful, drawing you right in.' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
'A terse, tense brand of hard-boiled action suspense . . . addictive.' THE AGE
The world is under cyber attack. A secretive terror outfit, known as Zodiac, is preparing to unleash chaos. The only thing certain is the intent to create a devastating global catastrophe.
The US President has the power to enact the Internet Freedom Act - the 'Kill Switch'. Turning off the Net will stop the attacks. But it's not that simple. The US will plummet into pandemonium if electronic communications cease. The rest of the world will follow.
One man, ex-CIA operative Jed Walker, has 36 hours to stop the terrorists. But for Jed, Zodiac isn't the only thing he has to worry about. To protect the future he must reconnect with a woman from his past. No matter which way he turns, he has tough choices to make. Not everyone will get out alive. For Walker, the countdown starts now . . .
KILL SWITCH is an edge-of-your-seat thriller full of action and suspense.
Jed Walker is right there in Reacher's rear-view mirror.
If you like espionage novels with plenty of grunt you can't go past it - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Melbournian Phelan gives British thriller writer Lee Child a run for his money. - WEST AUSTRALIAN
James Phelan is the bestselling and award-winning author of twenty-nine novels and one work of non-fiction. From his teens he wanted to be a novelist but first tried his hand at a real job, studying and working in architecture before turning to English literature, spending five years at a newspaper and obtaining an MA and PhD in literature. For Hachette Australia, James has written five titles in the Lachlan Fox thriller series, and the Alone trilogy of young adult post-apocalyptic novels. The ex-CIA character of Jed Walker was first introduced in THE SPY, which was followed by THE HUNTED, KILL SWITCH, DARK HEART and THE AGENCY. James has also written a fourteen-book adventure series for Scholastic, titled The Last Thirteen. He has been a full-time novelist since the age of twenty-five, and spends his time writing thrilling stories and travelling the world to talk about them.
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