Andrew Grant talks about what influenced him when writing his thrilling new novel, Even.
The price of failure is death. The reward for success is redemption.
David Trevellyan takes a lonely late-night walk between a restaurant and his New York City hotel. A familiar huddled shape in the mouth of an alley catches his eye. A homeless man has been shot dead. As David steps forward, a police car arrives. And a second too late he realizes he’s been set up. Trevellyan isn’t worried. He’s a survivor from the shadowy world of Royal Navy Intelligence. He’s been in and out of trouble a thousand times before. But when the police hand the case to the FBI, he’s sucked deeper into the system. With no idea who is friend and who is foe, he penetrates deep into a huge international conspiracy, which spans from war-torn Iraq to the very heart of the USA. He knows that the price of failure will be death, but the reward for success will be redemption – for himself as well as for the huddled corpse from the alley. His motivation is his cherished life-long belief: you don’t get mad – you get EVEN.
'Brilliantly plotted and smart, and delivers the bone-jarring kick of a .45'Jeffery Deaver