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Event Driven (A Rupert Hood Spy Thriller)

By Andrew Cartmel

Meet Rupert Hood. Every day he joins the wage slaves commuting to Putney, in south-west London, to one more apparently dull job in a high street estate agents. 

But the company is a front — for the UK’s intelligence service. 

And Rupert Hood isn’t an estate agent. He’s a secret agent.

In the second of Andrew Cartmel’s brilliant re-imaginings of the classic 1960s spy caper, Rupert Hood is thrown back into action — and facing the deadliest challenge of his career. 

Someone has been scavenging waste plutonium and using it to create a bomb. 

A deadly terror attack is planned on the City of London — one that could ruin the global financial system. 

But who? And why? 

Hunting down the terrorists means Rupert going undercover in one of the world’s most sophisticated and wealthiest ‘event-driven’ hedge funds to learn more about the likely target. 

But as Rupert gets to grips with the world of high finance, events are about to be driven out of control — with catastrophic consequences. 

And in a nerve-shredding chase he must confront the deadliest — and strangest — opponent of his life. 

‘Event Driven’ is a brilliantly fast-paced, gripping action thriller in the style of the great masters of the genre – Ian Fleming, Len Deighton and Jack Higgins. 

It is the first sequel to Andrew Cartmel’s roller-coaster thriller Operation Herod, which has been widely praised.

“With a luckless spy and a formidable femme fatale, Operation Herod is a bright and fast-moving entertainment of double lives and double-dealing. The spirit of the 60s espionage thriller takes on new life and vigour in the hands of Andrew Cartmel.” – Stephen Gallagher.

”Cartmel’s writing is a Heckler & Koch automatic wrapped in expensive lingerie. Brutal, exciting, engaging and witty. In the words of a woman who knew her spies: ‘Nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest.” – Guy Adams, best-selling author of The Change.


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