The Defector by Mark Chisnell

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What will you do, when it's you or them?
This is the dilemma at the heart of The Defector - can Martin Cormac turn his back on his ruthless past as a dealer, a major city player, and do the right thing? Not when he's looking for answers in a succession of sleazy dives...
One night, Cormac gets caught trying to chat up the bar owner's girlfriend and soon needs rescuing. Unfortunately, his white knight is anything but - Janac's a big-time drug baron with a psychotic urge to test people to the limit, and if possible... over it.
Dangerous Game
And soon Cormac is running from more than his past, he's running from the most dangerous game he will ever play. When he runs into the arms of his ex-girlfriend - and his only real love - even the wide open spaces of the ocean may not be a big enough place to hide.
The Defector is a suspense thriller with a psychological twist, and a finale that ranks with the all-time classic sea adventures - read the opening chapters with 'Look Inside'.
The Defector has topped the thriller charts at both and
Mark Chisnell's other books include spy thriller The Fulcrum Files - also a #1 book, topping the historical mystery and thriller charts on
Reviews for The Defector
An excellent drug-smuggling thriller.
The Bookseller
This is a remarkable thriller - chillingly violent, full of tension and with a very original ending.
Publishing News
New British fiction writer Mark Chisnell will have to go a long way to top his debut.
Bristol Observer
A fabulous and brilliantly written story.
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Compelling, hard to put down but not for the squeamish or faint-hearted.
CityMix Auckland

About Mark Chisnell

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Mark Chisnell writes the kind of stories that keep you turning the pages on holiday, and still thinking about them when you get back to work ...The books include the chart-topping thrillers, The Defector, The Wrecking Crew and The Fulcrum Files - as well as award-winning works of non-fiction.He's a former professional sportsman, and now also works as a broadcaster and journalist, writing for some of the world's leading magazines and newspapers, including Esquire and the Guardian.Probably his greatest achievement was hitch-hiking to Mt Everest base-camp in Tibet. In training shoes. Or maybe that was the stupidest.
Published May 8, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 322 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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