Today’s the big day – the first book in the Sarah Black series of spy thrillers is published – The King’s Pawn, by Lucy Hooft, is out now in all good bookstores.

We’re very excited about this one – it’s an authentic, exciting new espionage thriller with a strong female lead character. An outstanding first book in what promises to be one of the series of the decade.

But don’t just take our word for it – here’s what bestselling author Richard Lyntton has to say about The King’s Pawn:

“If you’re looking for the next Le Carré, Ludlum or Silva, then she has arrived, and her name is Lucy Hooft, the refreshingly new female spy author. Steel yourself for her spectacular and much anticipated British spy series set in Eastern Europe that catapults you into a world of 21st Century intrigue, deception, and a perilous slalom of twists and turns you—I’ll warn you now—might never recover from.”

– Richard Lyntton, author of North Korea Deception and The Deception Series.

The King’s Pawn, by Lucy Hooft

Sarah Black is young, naïve, inexperienced, and the latest recruit into the world of international espionage. Thrown into a world where nothing is as it seems, and no one can be trusted, Sarah must learn the rules of the game quickly, just to survive.

Drawn to the enigmatic Michael, a suave but elusive MI6 agent, she falls into a world of adventure and intrigue.

When MI6 hear rumours of a potential attack on a new oil pipeline across the Caucasus, Sarah finds herself thrust into the middle of a web of deceit and intrigue.

Alone and without support in an unstable Eastern Europe, can Sarah foil the plot before it’s too late?

Can she draw on all her ingenuity and courage to survive in a world where everyone thinks they are a king but actually all are just pawns?


Book 2 – The Head of the Snake – is also now available to pre-order – click here to find out more!

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