The Defector

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by David M.
Assigned categories: Thriller

By Mark Chisnell

What will you do, when it’s you or them?


This is the dilemma at the heart of The Defector – can Martin Cormac turn his back on his ruthless past as a dealer, a major city player, and do the right thing? Not when he’s looking for answers in a succession of sleazy dives…


One night, Cormac gets caught trying to chat up the bar owner’s girlfriend and soon needs rescuing. Unfortunately, his white knight is anything but – Janac’s a big-time drug baron with a psychotic urge to test people to the limit, and if possible… over it.

Dangerous Game

And soon Cormac is running from more than his past, he’s running from the most dangerous game he will ever play. When he runs into the arms of his ex-girlfriend – and his only real love – even the wide open spaces of the ocean may not be a big enough place to hide.

The Defector is a suspense thriller with a psychological twist, and a finale that ranks with the all-time classic sea adventures


What the Reviewers Are Saying

“A riveting page-turner that takes you from the oppressive fear-soaked bars of Bangkok to the sailing world of Sydney and the beautiful but treacherous pirate-ridden Coral Sea.” –Carol Devine


“Mark Chisnell spares no one as the course of events unfolds. This is a real page-turner you won’t want to miss.” –J. Weight


“THE DEFECTOR is an action story that provides both an intellectual and an adrenaline rush.” –Amazon Customer


About the Author

Image of Mark Chisnell Suspense AuthorMark Chisnell writes the kind of stories that keep you turning the pages on holiday, and still thinking about them when you get back to work …

The books include the chart-topping thrillers, The Defector, The Wrecking Crew and The Fulcrum Files – as well as award-winning works of non-fiction.

He’s a former professional sportsman, and now also works as a broadcaster and journalist, writing for some of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers, including Esquire and the Guardian.

Probably his greatest achievement was hitch-hiking to Mt Everest base-camp in Tibet. In training shoes. Or maybe that was the stupidest.


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