I’m back!

In truth, I've never been away. I've only been neglecting my blog. No reason, just laziness. And I can't promise I'll improve my attendance here, as I have a book to finish for September publication. It's taking up pretty much all my time.

For those waiting for the sixth Two-Natured London book (with Gabe in the lead) and the fifth Tracy Hayes book: those will come, fear not. However, I got it into my head to write a spy thriller first. It's called The Assassin, and it's set in the exciting world of MI5. Here's the description:

The sharp retort of a ball hitting the centre of the tennis racket reverberated around the court. The sound was much like a single round from a marksman's rifle with a silencer on. His rifle.

A Saudi diplomat has been assassinated, and MI5 agent Olivia Morris is assigned to investigate. The matter is delicate: not only are political relations between Britain and Saudi Arabia wrought; Britain wants to sell rescue helicopters to Saudis too, preferably without alerting the general public to the deal. Messing this up will result in demotion for Olivia, or worse. And she's morbidly afraid of helicopters.

It doesn't take long for Olivia to realise that the chopper contract might only be the surface. Who wants to kill the diplomat's son? How are the Russians involved? And who is the charming toff that insinuates himself to her investigation? An innocent bystander-or the assassin?

As the death-toll rises, Olivia has to run against the clock to prevent a larger disaster. And then she becomes a target herself.

The Assassin will be published in September. Stay tuned for preorder links. In the meanwhile, check out my other books, and my new webpages, at www.crimsonhousebooks.com. And did you notice my blog has a new look too?

The Assassin by Susanna Shore

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