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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Break Line by James Brabazon, read by Jason O'Mara.

Officially, Max McLean doesn't exist. The British government denies all knowledge of the work he does on their behalf to keep us safe. But Max and his masters are losing faith in each other. And they give him one last chance to prove he's still their man.  

Sent to a military research facility to meet a former comrade-in-arms, Max finds the bravest man he ever knew locked up for his own protection. His friend lost his mind during an operation in West Africa. The reason? Absolute mortal terror.  

Max is determined to find out why.   

Ahead lies a perilous, breathtaking mission into the unknown that will call into question everything that Max once believed in.  

Acting alone, without backup, Max lands in Sierra Leone with his friend's last words ringing in his ears: 'They're coming, Max. They're coming....'

©2018 James Brabazon (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Beautifully written and extensively researched, The Break Line is a riveting page-turner, a gruesome delight, and a study of what lies in the shadowed corners of the human heart." (Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan X)

"A taught, razor-edged thriller, packed with granular detail and authenticity." (James Swallow, author of Nomad)

"Breathless, complex, and seriously hardcore - don't plan to sleep tonight." (Lee Child)

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Deep and believable, a modern day Saint. The vulnerability of the main character makes him real.

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  • 02-08-2018

Enthralling !

Amazing narrator,original and exciting location coupled with a tremendous start to the story meant I galloped thru the first 80% of this novel with sheer joy
Sadly the story then just went over the top
Still happy to finish the book thanks to excellent narrator and writing
Will definitely look out for author’s next book


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  • Johnny
  • 29-08-2020

Deadly book

Really enjoyed this being from Wicklow myself Iid just the icing..
Really good characters, modern in its political agendas good research into military sniping which I’m sure James Brabazon got from his best friend along with his personal experience of the area and political deceit in every superpower

We are the lambs we just don’t want to see the wolf’s

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