British Documentary Filmmaker James Brabazon Set to Release His Debut Thriller in 2019

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James Brabazon, an award-winning British documentary filmmaker, journalist, and author, is gearing up to release his debut novel, a thriller called The Break Line

Brabazon’s international bestseller My Friend the Mercenary, a nonfiction recount of his experiences covering the Liberian civil war, came out back in 2012. A talented writer, Brabazon will introduce readers to a British intelligence officer named Max McLean next January when his first thriller hits U.S. bookstores. 

See the cover art and plot details below! 


The Break Line.jpgBritish intelligence operative and hardened assassin, Max McLean, battles a nightmarish enemy in this stunning debut thriller from an award-winning war correspondent.

When it comes to killing terrorists British intelligence has always had one man they could rely on, Max McLean. As an assassin, he’s never missed, but Max has made one miscalculation and now he has to pay the price.

His handlers send him to Sierra Leone on a seemingly one-way mission. What he finds is a horror from beyond his nightmares. Rebel forces are loose in the jungle and someone or something is slaughtering innocent villagers. It’s his job to root out the monster behind these abominations, but he soon discovers that London may consider him the most disposable piece in this operation.



Published by Berkley, an imprint of Penguin, The Break Line is scheduled to come out on January 15, 2019, and is currently available for pre-order wherever books are sold. In the meantime, make sure you’re following James Brabazon on Twitter for more updates.


Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.



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