Jed Walker is about to learn that in the murky world of espionage, the rules of war do not apply. An action thriller where the line between the good guys and the bad can be hard to see.
An action thriller where the line between the good guys and the bad can be hard to see.
It's 2005 and Jed Walker has just joined the CIA. As a ten-year veteran of Air Force Special Operations, Walker is used to being at the pointy end of things. But normally the front line is much further from home.
Sent to New Orleans on the trail of Russians wanting to claim back what was stolen from them in Afghanistan, it doesn't take long for Walker to realise that in the murky world of espionage, the rules of war do not apply.
Teaming up with a feisty M16 operative, to do what is right for the nation Walker must take steps that will betray The Agency. As Hurricane Katrina hits, to forever change a city, it's clear to Walker that that this is a high-stakes game where the winner takes all, and he must succeed.
From Langley to Louisiana, Washington to Moscow, THE AGENCY moves like a tempest through a treacherous landscape of doublecrosses, false identities, and enemies old and new.
Jed Walker is going to be pushed to the limit - of what he can do, what he can take, and what he knows is right.
'A terse, tense brand of hard-boiled action suspense . . . addictive.' THE AGE
A terse, tense brand of hard-boiled action suspense . . . addictive. - THE AGE
Walker's so tough he's got muscles in his spit . . . eminently enjoyable - WEST AUSTRALIAN on James Phelan's THE HUNTED
vivid and suspenseful - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD on James Phelan's THE SPY
Jed Walker is right there in Reacher's rear-view mirror - Lee Child
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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