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‘The Patrios Network’ by Antony Johnston

1st October 2022


When a renegade British officer steals plans for a high-tech weapon that could plunge whole cities into darkness, elite MI6 hacker Brigitte Sharp is sent to get them back. But her mission goes badly wrong.

Meanwhile a ‘deepfake’ video of a senior US politician calling for race war in Europe sends a flood of Americans to join neofascist militias on the continent. The Russians nurse a ruthless grudge against a fugitive whistleblower. And in the wings, the Chinese flex their muscles. Everything seems connected… but how?

In her toughest challenge yet, Bridge ventures undercover into the heart of the mysterious Patrios network. Her task? To make sense of the growing chaos before darkness and bloodshed engulf Europe. If a powerful enemy doesn’t get her first…

Published: 29 Sep 2022 from Lightning Books

Antony Johnston is a New York Times bestseller and creator of Atomic Blonde, the graphic novel that became a blockbuster Charlize Theron movie. He now combines his expertise in spy thrillers and technology, breathing vivid life into MI6 hacker Brigitte Sharp with cyber-espionage plots that reflect real world fears. You can read more about Antony and his books here.

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