Thursday, March 25, 2010

Andrew Grant continues to build on his thriller reputation

In DIE TWICE Author Andrew Grant Continues
To Build On His Thriller Reputation
(Already Being Mentioned With The Best)

If your writing is to be discussed in the same sentence with the best, the proof must definitely jump off the pages. With DIE TWICE (Minotaur, mid-May release), thriller author Andrew Grant demonstrates in only his second novel the fast-pace story crafting that gets him mentioned with the likes of Robert Ludlum and Ian Fleming. The comparisons actually started with his heralded 2009 debut EVEN.

DIE TWICE brings readers back to the world of gritty hero David Trevellyan. Hes the British Naval Intelligence Officer and modern-day James Bond who was introduced to thriller/noir fans in EVEN.

Obliged to leave New York City in the aftermath of his previous mission, David Trevellyan is summoned to the British Consulate in Chicago. To the same office where just a week before his new handler was attacked and shot by a Royal Navy Intelligence operative gone bad. Assigned the job of finding the rogue agent and putting an end to his treacherous scheme, Trevellyan soon finds that once again, his only hopes of saving countless innocent lives lie not within the system, but in his instinctive belief youre bound to do whats right, whatever the personal cost may be.

Obviously its extremely flattering to be mentioned alongside the icons of the business, said Grant. I'm delighted if readers are making comparisons like that. But I just try to write the kind of books Id like to read, and hope the characters and storylines are woven together in a way that people will enjoy.

If authors are to write what they know then Grant has placed Trevellyan in a setting which he knows well. Grant resides in Chicago and the United Kingdom. Chicago works as a location because the city is so diverse, said Grant. "It enabled me to put Trevellyan in places that suited the action, from the glamorous center of the city to seedy nightclubs, prosperous neighborhoods and grimy back alleys - not to mention the kind of abandoned industrial complex you would not want to be caught in after dark."

Praise for the books of Andrew Grant

DIE TWICE “… deals with a crisis that is believable and compelling” according to RT Book Review.

a thriller that is pure entertainment....grippingly addictive ~ Vince Flynn

(a) pocket ride of a thriller ~ Lisa Gardner

Fans of 007 will be shaken and stirred ~ Sandra Brown

An Excellent thriller that feels like breaking news ~ Thomas Perry

A new author on the scene who writes action like a veteran ~ Ridley Pearson

About Andrew ~

ndrew was born in Birmingham, England. He went to school in St Albans, Hertfordshire and later attended the University of Sheffield where he studied English Literature and Drama. After graduation Andrew set up and ran a small independent theatre company which showcased a range of original material to local, regional and national audiences. Following a critically successful but financially challenging appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Andrew moved into the telecommunications industry as a 'temporary' solution to a short-term cash crisis. Fifteen years later, after carrying out a variety of roles including several which were covered by the UK's Official Secrets Act, Andrew became the victim / beneficiary of a widespread redundancy programme. Freed once again from the straight jacket of corporate life, he took the opportunity to answer the question, what if ... ? Grant , who is engaged to award-winning historic fiction author Tasha Alexander, is already at work on his next David Trevellyan thriller. Also visit


Anonymous said...

This is an author that I've just discovered and am planning on reading. Thanks for the info!

ladystorm said...

I have never heard of this author but his books sound very interesting. I will have to look for them.

Found you through the blog hop!

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