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The rhythm section : a Stephanie Patrick thriller

A Stephanie Patrick thriller ;
The rhythm section : a Stephanie Patrick thriller
Personal Author:
First U.S. edition.
Publisher Info:
New York, N.Y. : Picador, [2018]
Physical Description:
448 pages ; 22 cm.
A Stephanie Patrick thriller ; [book 1]
General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers"--reverse of title page.
"Four women with one thing in common--each other. In the world of terrorism, she has to shed her past to pay for her future. Recruited and trained, she exists not as a real person but as a series of aliases. Lying and self-discipline keep her alive. But when she meets the right man, she wants to show him the real her. But does that version of herself exist anymore? You can't panic when your breathing's under control. Your heart and lungs are the rhythm section. You get these two sorted, then you're sorted. If you don't, you're dead meat on a hook."-- back cover.


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Material Type
FIC BURN New or Popular Adult Fiction Book
F BURN New or Popular Adult Fiction Book

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Nikita. Lisbeth. Now meet Stephanie.
An innocent woman goes deep undercover to hunt down those responsible for her family's death in this action-packed thriller--the basis of a major motion picture.

Stephanie Patrick is devastated after her whole family dies in a plane crash. But when she discovers that the downing of flight NE027 wasn't an accident but an act of terrorism, Stephanie enters the fight of her life to achieve her one goal: revenge.

When she's recruited by a covert intelligence organization, Stephanie sees a means to an end. Now, with nothing and no one left to lose, Stephanie undergoes rigorous training to become "Petra," a mercenary terrorist based out of Germany, and "Marina," an international businesswoman based in London. Her immersion into the world of international espionage teaches Stephanie how to numb her feelings and act on instinct alone. But as her missions become more brutal, and the stakes grow ever higher, she begins to question everything she knows about flight NEO027. Is her organization telling her the truth about what really happened? Is avenging her family worth the risk of her own life? And if it isn't, will those who created her ever let her go?

Author Notes

MARK BURNELL was born in Northumberland, England, and grew up in Brazil. He is a novelist and screenwriter. His debut novel, The Rhythm Section , the first in a series of thrillers featuring Stephanie Patrick, is soon to be a major motion picture. Burnell lives in London with his family.