Ellie in editorial is recommending The Agency, a prequel to the Jed Walker series by James Phelan:
The Agency takes us back to the beginning of Jed Walker’s story, a man so enigmatic and tough that he’s been described as having muscles in his spit (West Australian), and even Lee Child has admitted Jack Reacher has a rival in Walker!
This time around it’s 2005 and Walker has just joined the CIA. 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. From Langley to Louisiana, Washington to Moscow, The Agency moves like a tempest through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, false identities, and enemies old and new.
A rollercoaster ride indeed! Very few men can put on their CV that part of their job description is regularly saving the world in 48 hours – but Jed can do that! So if you haven’t discovered him yet, do – all his earlier adventures are currently available on Kindle at £1.99.