I know this is early, but it's great news I want to share.
I got a lovely Christmas present by way of a BIG thumbs up from Severn House for 'CLOSE QUARTERS', the follow-up to 'The Watchman', which introduced protection specialist Marc Portman:
He's a professional shadow. A watcher who provides protection in potentially hostile situations. He works in the background, stays off the record. Often the people he's guarding have no idea he's there. Some people know him only as Portman.
First seen working under deep cover in Somalia ('The Watchman'), to safeguard two MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service) officers lured into a deadly trap set by terrorists, Portman's new mission is just as lethal. He's hired by the CIA to venture into Ukraine's troubled and war-torn country to bring out US State Department official Edwin Travis, taken hostage by pro-Russian separatists while on a fact-finding mission.
But this isn’t Portman’s usual kind of job, watching from afar;
this is a rescue mission. And as he quickly discovers, in order to help Travis, he’s going to have to get a whole lot
closer to his subject. In doing so, he'll find himself up against local gangsters, Ukrainian Special Forces, professional snipers and pro-Russian separatists.
What he cannot know, however, is that his most dangerous enemy comes from his own side …
'CLOSE QUARTERS' - the second Marc Portman thriller - out in hardback - April 2015