Haven by Tim Stevens
(A John Purkiss Short Story)

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John Purkiss, the Ratcatcher, returns in a new short story

Purkiss is on the sun-soaked island of Malta, taking in its ancient history and culture and contemplating his future as a hunter of renegade spies.

When he comes across a man from his past, a known gun runner, Oleksander Motruk, Purkiss feels duty bound to inform the local British Intelligence station. But why do they seem unsurprised, and unconcerned, by Motruk's presence on the island?

Investigating further, Purkiss finds himself drawn into a dangerous conspiracy involving an undercover intelligence operation and Sicilian mobsters, in which the roles are blurred and nobody can be fully trusted. In the process, he's forced to confront his own motivations for leading the life he's chosen.

By turns fast-paced and suspenseful, and packed with twist upon unpredictable twist, HAVEN is the latest Purkiss adventure by the author of the acclaimed RATCATCHER and DELIVERING CALIBAN.

Praise for Ratcatcher, also by Tim Stevens

***** "Superb spy thriller...The prose is so vivid you can almost feel the action as it takes place..." - Jeremy Duns, author of The Dark Chronicles
***** "A high octane, fast-paced spy thriller... superb and captivating story... a great, heart-pounding read!" James Masters, Goodreads reviewer
***** "[J]oins Lee Child, David Baldacci and John D. MacDonald on my list of great spinners of thrillers." Edward F. Corbin, Amazon reviewer

About Tim Stevens

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Tim Stevens was born in London and grew up in Johannesburg. He lives in west Essex, England, with his wife and daughters, and works as a doctor in the National Health Service. His debut novel is the acclaimed thriller Ratcatcher, and his espionage novella Reunion and novelette Snout are also available.Delivering Caliban, the sequel to Ratcatcher, will be published in November 2012.
Published January 5, 2014 37 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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