Happy US paperback publication day to Alias Emma, the adrenaline fuelled thriller by Ava Glass. Publishing with Penguin Random House / Bantam Press, we’re thrilled that even more readers can discover this gripping, action-packed thriller.

The story follows British spy Emma Makepeace has one night to get the son of a former Russian secret agent to protective custody without being captured on the thousands of Russian-hacked CCTV cameras across London. In a world where constant surveillance is our reality, how can a spy on the run hope to cross the city without being seen? Travelling on foot and operating without phones or bank cards that could reveal their location or identity, Emma has 12 hours to complete this impossible assignment. Just one wrong move with get them killed…

Alias Emma has gone from strength to strength since it’s initial publication in August 2022. It was Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and selected as One of the Best Books of the Year by PopSugar, CrimeReads and Library Journal. Rave reviews have been pouring in for Alias Emma, and we couldn’t be more pleased:

‘A thrilling read . . . I could not have loved it more.’ – Lisa Jewell

‘Emma Makepeace is a worthy heir to the James Bond mantle.’– James Patterson

‘It’s got a terrific lead character in Emma Makepeace, a young spy in a covert department where nobody is to be trusted. It’s all tremendous fun and I suspect this is going to be a major, long-running series.’ – Anthony Horowitz

Huge congratulations, Ava! If you haven’t done so already, you can get your copy here.