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Alias Emma: A Novel (Hardcover)
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“A thrilling read . . . I could not have loved it more.”—LISA JEWELL
“Emma Makepeace is a worthy heir to the James Bond mantle.”—JAMES PATTERSON
In this “high-octane spy thriller in the Ian Fleming mold” (CrimeReads), a British spy has twelve hours to deliver her asset across London after Russia hacks the city’s security cameras. Can she make it without being spotted . . . or killed?
Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award • One of the Best Books of the Year: PopSugar, CrimeReads, Library Journal
Nothing about Emma Makepeace is real. Not even her name.
A newly minted secret agent, Emma's barely graduated from basic training when she gets the call for her first major assignment. Eager to serve her country and prove her worth, she dives in headfirst.
Emma must covertly travel across one of the world’s most watched cities to bring the reluctant—and handsome—son of Russian dissidents into protective custody, so long as the assassins from the Motherland don’t find him first. With London’s famous Ring of Steel hacked by the Russian government, the two must cross the city without being seen by the hundreds of thousands of CCTV cameras that document every inch of the city’s streets, alleys, and gutters.
Buses, subways, cars, and trains are out of the question. Traveling on foot, and operating without phones or bank cards that could reveal their location or identity, they have twelve hours to make it to safety. This will take all of Emma’s skills of disguise and subterfuge. But when Emma’s handler goes dark, there’s no one left to trust. And just one wrong move will get them both killed.
About the Author
Ava Glass is a pseudonym for an internationally bestselling author who has sold over two and a half million copies of her books worldwide. They have been translated into twenty-five languages and have been bestsellers in multiple countries.
“[A] thriller that would be perfect for fans of the television show 24.”—Fortune
“Alias Emma is pure candy for those of us who love a good spy story—this is a novel you'll struggle to put down.”—Business Insider
“Totally addictive . . . Alias Emma is that perfect combination of exciting new character, explosive action scenes, and a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase through the streets of London. Once you start reading, you won’t stop.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner
“Turbo-charged pacing, vivid sense of place, and unforgettable characters add up to Thriller with a capital T.”—Jonathan Kellerman
“I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced, action-packed thriller. Move over, James Bond—there’s a new hero in town, and she’s fantastic.”—Karen Cleveland, New York Times bestselling author of Need to Know
“There are fast reads, and then there are reads that throw you right out of your chair. Alias Emma is in the latter category.”—Linwood Barclay
“A thrilling read with brilliantly likeable protagonists, nonstop heart-pumping action, and multiple twists and turns.”—Lisa Jewell
“Alias Emma is one of those wonderful thrillers you read in a day and know you’ll remember for years.”—James Patterson
“A breathless race across London. The pace never lets up before a heart-stopping conclusion.”—Robert Gold, author of Twelve Secrets
“Alias Emma blew me away. A taut, propulsive thriller with a terrific female protagonist, Alias Emma is a classic spy novel for a modern audience. This has the makings of a first-rate series.”—Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of The Banker’s Wife
“An enthralling, unputdownable read, with a breakneck pace and a premise that sometimes felt all too plausible.”—Elizabeth Kay, author of Seven Lies
“Alias Emma is one thrill of a ride! Action-packed and fast-paced . . . I was riding shotgun alongside Emma and lapped up every spectacular twist and turn. A not-to-be-missed thriller!”—Kathryn Croft, author of The Mother’s Secret
“Perfect for a single-sitting read, Glass’s thriller is an adrenaline-fueled tour of clandestine London. What’s next for Emma Makepeace? More, please.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Nonstop . . . superbly choreographed . . . a great thriller, but this one also gives us a superb, multidimensional protagonist whom readers will be eager to follow anywhere.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Superb . . . Intense, cinematic action propels this terrific old-fashioned thriller neatly brought up to date. Glass is off to an impressive start.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)