The Black Art of Killing

By Matthew Hall

An action-packed thriller from Keeping Faith screenwriter Matthew Hall. Dr Leo Black is one of Oxford University's rising stars. His lectures play to a packed audience of adoring students. He seems destined for tenure amongst the gleaming spires. But Worcester College has never employed a man like Leo Black before. For twenty years Leo served the SAS with distinction. And when the friend he served alongside is killed in Paris trying to prevent the abduction of a young British scientist, the world Leo has tried to put behind him begins to reel him back in. When Leo's former Commanding Officer reveals that Paris represented far more than just a single, isolated tragedy, Leo reluctantly agrees to help, whatever the cost to his new life. But as Leo gets closer to the startling truth about his friend's death, he also faces an uncomfortable realization that, while he might be a promising academic, he is a truly exceptional soldier. And when the scale of the threat is revealed, it's clear Leo will have to draw on all his considerable skills not just to survive, but to save us all ... ___________ Praise for Matthew Hall 'Breathlessly enjoyable' The Times 'An edge-of-the-seat thriller . . . should come with a health warning' Irish Independent 'Fasten your seatbelts for a quality thriller . . .' Independent on Sunday
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About Author

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall was educated at Hereford Cathedral School and graduated in Law from Worcester College, Oxford. He worked as a criminal barrister before getting his first screenwriting commission with the ITV hit series, Kavanagh QC starring John Thaw. He has since written over 60 hours of prime-time drama. In 2018 he won a BAFTA Cymru for his BBC series, Keeping Faith, which returns for a third and concluding season in 2020. He lives in Herefordshire with his wife Patricia Carswell. They have two sons.

Product Details
Binding : Paperback / softback
Number of Pages : 464
Publisher : Michael Joseph Ltd
Publication Date : Apr 2, 2020
Weight : 556.00g
ISBN-13 : 9780718187408
Dimension : 234 x 153 x 33(mm)