Empire Stateby Henry Porter
“A powerful, propulsive piece of thriller writing… Porter has consolidated his reputation for writing some of the best espionage thrillers around.”
The head of the US National Security Agency is assassinated in spectacular fashion at Heathrow. An airport employee and his family are found murdered in their council house in Uxbridge. In New York, a fashionable Upper East Side osteopath receives two postcards showing the Empire State Building. A group of migrant workers are brutally gunned down in Macedonia.
Legendary spy Robert Harland is drawn back into a world he thought he’d left behind with a dual role for the UN and MI6 in the nail-biting quest to find the link between these apparently random events.
“Here is a spy writer whose work is becoming increasingly unbeatable.”—Independent (UK)
“Like the best espionage writers, Porter is an expert at spinning plates. We are flashed all over the world.”—Daily Telegraph (UK)
“Porter is certainly filling the gap left by Len Deighton and John le Carré.”—Evening Standard (UK)
“An espionage master.”—Charles Cumming
“Henry Porter is one of our most accomplished thriller writers. As a Fleet Street veteran with an eye for news, he mixes current affairs with precisely engineered storytelling and complex, rounded characters.”—Financial Times
“British espionage fiction is the best in the world, and Porter is part of the reason why.”—Lee Child
“Henry Porter has fast become one of the masters of the genre.”—Sunday Telegraph (UK)