Book Spotlight: The Break Line by James Brabazon


Release Date: January 29, 2019

About The Book:

In THE BREAK LINE, readers are introduced to British intelligence officer Max McLean—an assassin who’s never missed, but one mistake now has him paying the price. For years, Max has done the jobs that no one else will— but that all changes when his superiors send him to Sierra Leone on what seems to be a suicide mission.
Sent to a military research facility to meet a former comrade-in-arms, Max finds the bravest man he ever knew locked up for his own protection. His friend lost his mind during an operation in West Africa. What he finds is a horror beyond his nightmares. Rebel forces are loose in the jungle and someone or something is slaughtering innocent villagers. It’s Max’s job to root out the monster behind these abominations, but he soon discovers that London may consider him the most disposable piece in this operation.
Combining the authenticity of Frederick Forsyth, the brutally intense action of Clive Cussler and Mark Greaney, and the plausible science of James Rollins, THE BREAK LINE is a stunning debut thriller from a fantastic new voice in thriller writing.

About The Author:

00d5159d-45b8-4184-97a1-f623f9c4a713James Brabazon is an author, journalist and documentary filmmaker. Based in the UK, he has travelled to over 70 countries—investigating, filming and directing in the world’s most hostile environments. He is the author of the international bestseller My Friend the Mercenary, a memoir recounting his experiences of the Liberian civil war and the Equatorial Guinea coup plot. He divides his time between homes in London and the south coast of England.

Visit him online at and James Brabazon is available for interviews.

Advance Praise for THE BREAK LINE
“THE BREAK LINE punches you in the stomach on the first page and then plunges you— still doubled over— into the most harrowing world of covert operations I have ever read. I have worked in those places and covered those wars…Brabazon gets it exactly right. With a terrifyingly precise eye and an irresistible prose style, he has creates a world that is almost impossible to leave. I finished the book three days ago and feel like I’m still waiting for the choppers to come take me home…”—Sebastian Junger, New York Times bestselling author

“A first novel written with enviable confidence and grace, THE BREAK LINE is a beautifully and extensively researched thriller that spans the dark worlds of espionage and virology, balancing on the wicked line where science meets fiction. James Brabazon has given us a riveting page-turner, a gruesome delight, and a study of what lies in the shadowed corners of the human heart”
—Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X

Breathless, complex, and seriously hardcore—don’t plan to sleep tonight”
—Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author


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