Security Breach

By Humphrey Hawksley (Mass Market, 2008)
"High-stakes, high-octane thriller...my kind of book."
-Lee Child

When you move, they watch. When you speak, they listen. They track you by what you touch and how you walk.

Welcome to the not-so-distant future, where terrorism is so feared that near-total surveillance is a way of life. In Washington, a young American agent, Kat Polinski, is on a routine assignment: break into the embassy of the energy-rich government of Kazakhstan. What she finds is a massacre. But the worst is yet to come: the murder of her sister - and the discovery of a plot as dangerous as anything coming out of the Middle East.
From the first explosive chapter, you're hooked. Nothing and no-one will stop Kat from hunting down her sister's killer. But the closer she gets the more she peels away layers of her own society where fear is used to control and governments act above the law.

"High-stakes, high-octane thriller...my kind of book."
-Lee Child

When you move, they watch. When you speak, they listen. They track you by what you touch and how you walk.

Welcome to the not-so-distant future, where terrorism is so feared that near-total surveillance is a way of life. In Washington, a young American agent, Kat Polinski, is on a routine assignment: break into the embassy of the energy-rich government of Kazakhstan. What she finds is a massacre. But the worst is yet to come: the murder of her sister - and the discovery of a plot as dangerous as anything coming out of the Middle East.
From the first explosive chapter, you're hooked. Nothing and no-one will stop Kat from hunting down her sister's killer. But the closer she gets the more she peels away layers of her own society where fear is used to control and governments act above the law.

Humphrey Hawksley's face and voice are known to millions through his books and broadcasts. His work as a foreign correspondent has taken him all over the world, and since Nine Eleven he has been reporting extensively on Islamic terror and intelligence issues from the United States, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. Earlier, he was expelled from Sri Lanka for his uncompromising coverage on the Tamil separatist war, reported from the Philippines for NPR and opened the BBC's first television bureau in China. He has been a contributor to ABC, CBS. NBC, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune and Yale Global online magazine. He divides his time between reporting assignments, London and Suffolk on Britain's east coast, where he was born and raised, and is the wild and desolate setting for much of SECURITY BREACH.
  • "High-stakes, high-octane thrills...my kind of book." (Lee Child).

  • "Very contemporary and hard-driving, a good, taut thriller." (Alan Furst).

  • "[SECURITY BREACH] is fast-moving, sophisticated entertainment. Though complex, the plot is full of surprises and its political implications are worth pondering." (The Washington Post).

  • "A complex, intelligent, skillfully turned adventure story that will keep the reader spellbound, and propel Mr. Hawksley directly into the front-rank of his craft." (Simon Winchester).

  • "A cracking good writer...a real page turner." (Patrick Robinson).

Product Details

Security Breach
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $24.99 US/$29.99 CAN
  • Pages: 464
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780446618113
  • On Sale Date: 08/01/2008
Security Breach