by Sean Black
Category: Crime, Mystery & Thrillers / Thrillers
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 24 June 2010
Number of pages: 464
New York. It may be Christmas in New York, but for ex-soldier turned elite bodyguard Ryan Lock, it's business as usual: his mission is to protect one of America's most ruthless businessmen. A Bloody Shoot-Out. Suddenly gunshots ring out. People run for cover. Innocent people are mown down. Amid the chaos, Lock's hunt for the killers turns into an explosive game of cat and mouse. A Deadly Secret. Lock's search for the truth takes him from the rooftops of a New York skyscraper to a heavily fortified warehouse on the Hudson where he confronts one of the world's most dangerous women. As the clock ticks towards midnight on New Year's Eve, all routes into and out of Manhattan are sealed, and Lock realises that not only is his own life in terrible danger but so are the lives of millions of others...
What the papers say:
"Black drives his hero into the tightest of spots with a force and energy that jump off the page... This is a writer, and a hero, to watch" Daily Mail 20090731 "A thrilling debut that locks you in and loads up the tension!" -- Simon Kernick "Sean Black writes with the pace of Lee Child and the heart of Harlan Coben" -- Joseph Finder "Funny, tough, and furiously paced, Lockdown explodes off the page" -- Jesse Kellerman "Hold on tight - this one burns like a lit fuse" -- Gregg Hurwitz
Sean Black grew up in Scotland, studied film in New York and has written the screenplays for many of Britain's best-known TV dramas. While writing Lockdown, he undertook a gruelling 24-day close protection course encompassing two weeks in an army camp in the UK, followed by firearms training in the Czech Republic. Lockdown, the first in a major series featuring Ryan Lock, is his first novel.
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