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.
And soon Cormac is running from more than his past, he's running from the most dangerous game he will ever play.
The Defector was a #1 Thriller on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de.
This is what people said about the Random House and HarperCollins editions:
‘An excellent drug-smuggling thriller.’
‘This is a remarkable thriller – chillingly violent, full of tension and with a very original ending.’
‘New British fiction writer Mark Chisnell will have to go a long way to top his debut.’
‘A fabulous and brilliantly written story.’
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
And from the book blogs:
'I really enjoyed this book, it's a tense action thriller with a great psychological edge.'
'Well plotted and as smoothly written as anything else I’ve read lately.'
'If you’re a fan of fast-paced psychological thrillers, you’ll love The Defector.'
'I finished the book over an hour ago and my stomach is still in a small knot. Decompression could take a while.'
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'It was a pleasure to read a thriller in which some of the conflict was physical, some romantic, and some took place on the battlefield of competing philosophies.'