Emma Makepeace is about to have the longest night of her life.
She’s on her first operation with shadowy organisation The Agency and is assigned to track down a man wanted by the Russians and bring him in to the safety of MI6. When she identifies her target, Michael, in the northern reaches of Camden town in the late hours of the night, she realises that in order to get him to safety, she needs to reach MI6 by dawn. The only problem? It’s on the other side of London and the Russians have eyes everywhere. If spotted, Emma and Michael will be killed.
What follows is an exhilarating chase across London’s criss-cross streets, the Regent’s Canal, a hidden underground river and finally, as dawn breaks, a painstakingly tense crossing of the Thames.
But what sort of reception awaits Emma and Michael? Who can be trusted? And why do the Russians seem to be ahead of them every step of the way?
Killing Eve meets James Bond in the first novel of the Alias Emma series: a thrilling, cinematic page-turner starring the most likeable and resourceful of heroines.View book
Press and Reviews
“A stylish, high octane thriller set in the mysterious world of espionage. Smart and tense, with a delicious blend of intrigue and subterfuge.”
“A breathless race across London. The pace never lets up before a heart-stopping conclusion.”
“Golding folds together a folklore-inspired plot with the modern twists and tension of a police procedural novel to create a bitingly unnerving story.”
“The most original book you’ll read this year … equal parts detective novel, psychological thriller and family drama. Full of twists, turns and atmosphere, make sure…”
“Sewing together the many threads of the case, there is the added folklore that seeps into an atmospheric, mysterious and horror-struck storyline. Powerful imagery and captivating…”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced, action-packed thriller. Move over, James Bond - there's a new hero in town, and she's fantastic. ”