Winterlong: A Carter Blake Thriller (Carter Blake)

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A deadly game of cat and mouse filled with high stakes tension, Winterlong is the must-read new thriller for fans of Jack Reacher, Alex Cross, and Jason Bourne. It's been five years since Carter Blake parted ways with top-secret government operation Winterlong. They brokered a deal at the time: he'd keep quiet about what they were doing, and in return he'd be left alone.

But news that one of Blake's old allies, a man who agreed the same deal, is dead means only one thing: something has changed and Winterlong is coming for him.

Emma Faraday, newly appointed head of the secret unit, is determined to tie up loose ends. And Blake is a very loose end. He's been evading them for years, but finally they've picked up his trace. Blake may be the best there is at tracking down people who don't want to be found, but Winterlong taught him everything he knows. If there's anyone who can find him—and kill him—it's them.

It's time for Carter Blake to up his game.
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About the author

Mason Cross is the author of The Killing Season, The Samaritan, and Winterlong. You can find out more by visiting his website at He lives in Scotland.

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Feb 7, 2017
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Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
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The bestselling cult classic—soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.

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And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.  

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved—that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.

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Mason Cross
Första boken i den nya serien om Carter Blake
»Skoningslöst effektiv action och all spänning du kan önska dig.« | KIRKUS

»Det första du bör veta om mig är att mitt namn inte är Carter Blake. Det namnet är lika lite mitt som hotellrummet jag bodde i när de anlitade mig.«

När Caleb Wardell, den ökände Krypskytten från Chicago, rymmer från death-row två veckor före sin avrättning vänder sig FBI till Carter Blake. Han är en man med en unik förmåga att spår upp personer som inte vill bli hittade, och en person som Wardell dessutom är bekant med sedan tidigare.
Tillsammans med Elaine Banner - en ambitiös FBI-agent som förenar livet som singelmamma med en alltmer framgångsrik karriär - måste Carter spåra Wardell, som nu förflyttar sig över USA och dödar till synes slumpmässigt.
Men Carter och Elaine finner sig snart vara åskådare mer än aktörer i fallet. Och medan de desperat försöker förstå sig på en man som dödar av ren lust, uppdagar de ett virrvarr av lögner och korruption som ska skaka om hela landet.

MASON CROSS är en brittisk kriminalförfattare, född 1979 i Glasgow. Ett långt spår av blod [The Killing Season] är hans hyllade debutroman och den första boken i serien om Carter Blake, som också nominerades till Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2015. Mason Cross bor fortfarande i Glasgow tillsammans med hustru och tre barn.

»Får pulsen att gå upp i högvarv. Förbered dig på att läsa hela natten.« | LISA GARDNER
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