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Shadow Box

By Peter Cocks

A compelling, sophisticated, tightly plotted thriller, perfect for graduates of Robert Muchamore and Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series.

“Why are we doing what Tommy wants us to?” I asked Tony. “Because sometimes, kid," he said, "we have to dance with the devil.” Tommy Kelly may be banged up, but he’s still pulling the strings. Calling Eddie Savage back into the world of intelligence to track down his daughter, Sophie, the king of crime is venturing into an uneasy relationship with the law. Eddie, meanwhile, has his own reasons for accepting the job. But it’s one that requires him to infiltrate the dark heart of the IRA, a dangerous place indeed – and one that brings flooding back the circumstances around his brother’s death. Eddie's search for Sophie finally takes him to the streets of New York, where he wonders if this time he really has done a deal with the devil.

  • A third Eddie Savage story, sequel to Long Reach and Body Blow.
  • Praise for Long Reach: "This high-octane thriller is written with a sophistication that puts it far above most entry-level stuff and makes it just as enthralling to adults... With strong characterisation, an intricate plot and enough tension to get the most jaded reader sweating, this is a compelling read. What makes it outstanding, however, is Eddie himself: resourceful but conflicted, cocky but unsure of his abilities. We're promised more of him, as this is the start of a series. Bring it on." - The Guardian

About the author

Peter Cocks was born in Gravesend, Kent and studied History of Art at UEA. He worked in interior design, antiques, fashion and performance art in London, New York and Japan before becoming a TV writer and performer in the 1990s. Peter has since performed in and written many BAFTA-nominated shows, such as Globo Loco, Basil Brush, Ministry of Mayhem and The Legend of Dick and Dom. He has also published a trilogy of novels (Triskellion; Triskellion: The Burning; Triskellion: The Gathering) with bestselling crime author Mark Billingham under the pseudonym of Will Peterson. Peter lives in Folkestone, on the Kent coast. Shadow Box is his third Eddie Savage thriller, sequel to Long Reach and Body Blow.

ISBN: 9781406334319
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2016
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 336pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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