Nomad (The Marc Dane Series)

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Release Date: 
September 11, 2018
Forge Books
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“Fast paced and intensely gripping, Nomad takes the reader on a high-octane thrill ride from start to finish.”

A deadly attack against am M16 team leaves Agent Marc Dane the only survivor— along with evidence framing him as the perpetrator. Forced to go on the run, Dane races against time to uncover the truth behind the attack and clear his name. With no one left to trust, Dane must rely on the elusive Rubicon Group and their highly skilled former U.S. Army operative Lucy Keyes. A terrorist attack is coming, one bigger and deadlier than has ever been seen before. With the eyes of the security establishment elsewhere, only Keyes and Dane can stop the attack before it’s too late.

Fast paced and intensely gripping, Nomad takes the reader on a high-octane thrill ride from start to finish. British author James Swallow is a New York Times bestselling author and scriptwriter, a BAFTA nominee, and a former journalist. He is the award-winning writer of over 50 books that include the Sundowners series. His novel Nomad was first published in the U.K. in 2016 by Zaffre Books and was the opening installment in the Marc Dane series. This is Nomad’s first U.S. hard copy edition.

“The clock reached the two minute mark, and blinked red. One hundred and twenty seconds, murmured the voice. We are committed. Jadeed smiled slightly. Has there ever been a moment when that was not so? He took the small case containing everything he needed from where it lay on the bed . . . In all the noise and confusion, the sound of the Hilton’s fire alarm shrilled away unnoticed as he left the hotel through the emergency exit, and threaded away between the people pointing and gawking at the column of smoke.”

Swallow unapologetically and capably follows in the hallowed footsteps of spy genre legends such as Ian Fleming, Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy, all of whom clearly play a significant role in the creation of this must-read page-turner. Sharply developed and geo-politically current, the plotline does everything you’d expect from an espionage type novel. It draws heavily on the old-fashioned classics of the genre, and only veers into predictable terrain on a few occasions. Add in a striking depiction of the individual human cost that terrorism plays on modern society and you’ve got a formula for a slam dunk, no doubt bestseller.