Tom Stiles, a former black ops agent, faces the most personal—and deadly—appointment of his career.
After the death of one of his lovers, Stiles returns to be with his partner and twin daughters. He finally has the chance at a normal life, as chair of a new fraud taskforce, until death wraps its claws around his life once more.
The father of his former lover—a member of the Chechen Mafia—demands a dangerous favour. Trying to balance his new responsibilities for the government and protect those he holds most dear, Stiles is drawn in to a criminal syndicate with links to international terrorism.
'Bang and Burn' is the first in an action-packed thriller series exploring the hidden connections between espionage, international fraud dealings and the deadly potential of information technology.
Arthur Bozikas lives in Sydney, Australia and is the CEO of a Non-Government Organisation (NGO). He is married and has two children.
In his early 40’s Arthur returned to university and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Management. During this period, Tom Stiles inception was created out of a combination of short stories Arthur wrote, while developing his creative writing skills during the long breaks in between classes.
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In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.
1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.
Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.
“Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter