Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Agency Woman by John A. A. Logan

I’m very happy to announce the release of my new novel, Agency Woman, on Kindle!



I haven’t released a book since late 2012, so I was quite surprised to find out how exciting it was to do this again.
Thanks very much to everyone who has already downloaded, you helped get Agency Woman to Number 21 in the “International Mystery and Crime” chart on Amazon UK (nearly knocking on Ian Rankin’s door at Number 1, though I don’t think he lost any sleep over this! I did, though, because I kept refreshing the screen to check my progress in the charts…)

I quite enjoyed being in an “International Mystery” chart, made me feel just like Austin Powers for five minutes!
Thanks again…and here is a wee description of Agency Woman:

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A lost, wandering and damaged man finds himself drafted back into the world he thought he had escaped, when the local branch of a powerful, international Agency needs a mysterious job done in the remote Highlands of Scotland.
The new companion who leads him out of disaffected early retirement is a seductive, young, novice female agent, but could there really be far more to her than there at first seems?
They find themselves in a world of natural beauty, mountain and beach, which they will only contaminate with extraordinary rendition, abduction, bloodshed and torture.
The modern bureaucratic world of paperwork and subcontracting will mean that no-one actually knows which government or country is behind the operation, but one man will soon remember why he left Agency work like this and why he hates it so much, even though it may really be love that has dragged him back into it all.

A dark, Scottish tale of conspiracy, espionage, murder and terrorism, with an existential edge, and the spirit of an ancient mountain looming at its centre.

“The specific character of despair is precisely this: it is unaware of being despair.”
Soren Kierkegaard

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Agency Woman is available here on Amazon UK: 




10 comments:

madwippitt said...

Good luck with it!

Chris Longmuir said...

You've just persuaded me to part with some of my hard-earned cash - that means I've just downloaded it. The story sounds fascinating.

Jan Needle said...

just bought it, john. if it's half as good as thomas ford i'll love it. thanks

John A. A. Logan said...

Thanks, Madwippitt!


Thanks very much, Chris, hope you enjoy it!


Thank-you, Jan, much appreciated, look forward to hearing what you think of this one!

julia jones said...

congratulations John

John A. A. Logan said...

Thanks, Julia!

cally phillips said...

As soon as I get out of the 19th century and can read modern again, I'll be turning to this! Sounds interesting, very interesting!

John A. A. Logan said...

Thanks Cally, Will look forward to hearing what you make of it!

Áine said...

Well worth the money! You get spooks in the Highlands; Sex and Violence; a heavy dose of Existentialism; Gorgeous scenery at Foinaven; and Logan's unique word craft.

John A. A. Logan said...

Thank-you, Aine!