Suspended MI6 agent Daniel Marchant is running out of time. He’s alongside a man strapped with explosives at the London Marathon. If they drop their speed the belt will detonate, killing all around them. But is Marchant secretly working for the terrorists?

Marchant’s father, ex-Chief of MI6, was accused by the CIA of treachery. To prove his innocence, Marchant must take a perilous journey via Poland and India to unearth his father’s dark past, test his own relationship with fellow spy Leila and challenge the heavy hand of America’s war on terror. Most of all, he has to learn to trust no one. No one.


‘An elegant, unstoppable front runner of a spy thriller’ - The Observer

‘The publisher’s promise “John le Carré meets Jason Bourne” and they are as good as their word’ - Mail on Sunday

‘Exactly what we need from a spy novel now’ - Lee Child

‘A Jason Bourne sweat-fest with George Smiley’s brain’ - Daily Telegraph

‘This fast and furious spy thriller...picks up more or less where Le Carre left off...’ - The Guardian

‘Fans of Spooks will feel at home in Stock’s world.....A compelling thriller’ - Sunday times

‘A masterfully orchestrated page-turner... the sex is good, too’ - Kirkus

Dead Spy Running, the first in a trilogy, has now been published in translation in France, Germany, Holland and Russia, and is shortly to be published in Japan.

It is published in Britain by Blue Door (HarperCollins) and in America by

Thomas Dunne (St.Martin’s Press).

Warner Bros have bought film rights to the trilogy.

The screenplay for Dead Spy Running has been written by the Oscar-winning writer and director Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic).

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