In a spectacular storm, a car skids across a flooded field and overturns. Gregory Samsa survives. His passenger doesn't. Instead of reporting the accident, in a frenzied panic Samsa drags his passenger to a lonely place and conceals her body. He has his reputation to think about, his career, his daughter. So when he does report the incident he leaves out one important detail - the death of the young hooker, Almond, who had been riding in his car.
This one moment of weakness, a moral blackout, draws Samsa into a dark downward spiral of deception, fear and violence. When Almond's body is discovered by chance, the shadowy figure of Lee Boyle, small-time pimp and speed freak, emerges from the underworld. Cunning, vicious and predatory, Boyle is on the trail of Almond's killer - it's payback time. And that trail is leading him to the very cop investigating her death
"Campbell Armstrong is thriller writing's best-kept secret " - Sunday Times
"Near to unputdownable' - GQ Magazine
"Erotic seduction mixes with bare knuckle Chandleresque prose in an intriguing psycho-drama that keeps you guess right up to the last page " - Cork Examiner
Imagine a world where you can trust nobody - no friend, no stranger, no lover
Reuben Galindez was a star prosecution witness in the trial of big-time arms smuggler Angel Sanchez. He was promised a new identity, a new life, by the US Federal Witness Protection Program he was promised safety.
But when his bullet-ridden corpse is discovered floating in a river, former state prosecutor Amanda Scholes has to ask some difficult questions. Did Galindez foolishly cut loose from those protecting him, or has the high security surrounding the Program been penetrated by someone intent upon exacting their own brutal form of justice?
Silencer is Campbell Armstrong's most compelling thriller to date, a dizzying descent into an underground world of corruption and vengeance, where anonymity is no protection
'A masterly work of suspense like an icecube down the back of the neck' The Times
'Armstrong is among the most intriguing of blockbuster writers...near to unputdownable' GQ
Praise for Jigsaw:
'Armstrong creates electric tension' Daily Telegraph
'Campbell Armstrong has outdone both Frederick Forsyth and Ken Follett with Jigsaw. Jigsaw features a villain to die for, plus the most unusual and haunting romance I've encountered in a thriller' James Patterson, author of Along Came a Spider
'Armstrong has created a thriller where the sex is sexy, the horror horrific, and the plot is, as it should be, the skeleton for a well fleshed-out piece of storytelling' The Times
Frank Pagan, Special Branch's counter-terrorist agent, is being observed, his every movement tracked and recorded. His flat is broken into. The only object stolen is a photograph of his dead wife, which is later returned to him grotesquely disfigured.
But it is more than Pagan's home that has been invaded. His dreams, his every waking moment, are filled with hot, obsessive thoughts of a mortally alluring woman. For it is the most critical assignment of Pagan's career, as well as his fate, to bring to justice the enigmatic and ruthless terrorist Carlotta, who is wanted the world over for her hideous crimes.
Indifferent to the horror and destruction she leaves in her wake, yet curiously fixated on Pagan, Carlotta sends emotional depth-charges into his life to the point where his pursuit of her crosses the line that separates duty from sexual obsession. In a deadly cat-and-mouse chase, Pagan is destined always to stay just a step behind Carlotta, until the fatal day he catches up with his nemesis.
Riddled with intrigue, violence and sexual tension, Heat takes the reader on a thrilling journey into the darkest reaches of a man's soul.
One hell of a fast-moving thriller' Daily Telegraph
'Armstrong has discovered a way with words that raises him above the routine level of the marketplace.' The Times
'Erotic seduction mixes with bare knuckle Chandleresque prose, in an intriguing psyche-drama that keeps you guessing right up to the last page ... A book that has all the staples of the thriller genre plus a little extra class ... crafted with surgical and seamless precision ... Elmore Leonard, watch your back' Cork Examiner
'A consummate psychological thriller ... Without doubt, Armstrong is now in the front rank of thriller writers' Books Magazine
About The Author
Campbell Armstrong is perhaps the only thriller writer to have a degree in philosophy. His previous novels include Jig, Jigsaw, Heat and Silencer. He was born in Glasgow, moved to Arizona where he taught Creative Writing and now lives in a haunted seventeenth century mansion in Ireland.