* The second in a major series by an astonishingly talented new writer, Marked for Death is a gripping revenge thriller with dynamic, edge-of-your-seat plotlines and a cast of powerful and fascinating characters.; * Backed by national outdoor poster advertising, online advertising, a summer-long social media campaign and publicity coverage and features in the press and media.; * Tony's debut, Killer Intent, was featured on BBC Breakfast Television and BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live, and is now to be adapted for television, directed by the award-winning film maker Duncan Jones. It has sold more than 30,000 copies in HB and PB.; * Tony Kent is a top-ranking barrister and former champion boxer who brings a wealth of detail and personal insight to this unputdownable thriller.
Tony Kent is a 40-year-old criminal barrister who draws on his legal experience to inspire and bring unusual accuracy to his thrillers. Long ranked as a `leader in his field', Tony has prosecuted and defended the full range of criminal trials. He now specialises in the defence of serious crimes such as murder, kidnap, armed robbery, extortion and high-value fraud. A regular at London's Old Bailey, Tony's case history includes many high-profile, nationally reported trials. Before his legal career Tony represented England as a heavyweight boxer and won a host of national amateur titles.
10* "A thriller star [is] born ... the story hurtles to a climax, and a twist I didn't see coming. Phew!" - Alex Gordon, Peterborough Telegraph; `Fast paced, tightly plotted, utterly brutal in all the right places . . . Marked For Death ratchets up the tension and releases it like a final gun shot' - Jack Grimwood, author of Nightfall Berlin; `A precisely plotted thriller that grabs you from the opening and refuses to let go . . . gritty and perfectly paced, Marked For Death has enough twists to give you whiplash' - Neil Broadfoot, author of No Man's Land; `Utterly compelling from start to finish, and up there with my top reads of the year' - Robert Scragg, author of What Falls Between the Cracks; "Another tour de force through the legal world in a tense and atmospheric hunt for a serial killer. With this second instalment in Michael Devlin's journey Tony Kent cements himself as a shining star in crime writing." - Angela Clarke, author of the Social Media Murder series; "Thrilling... A right proper page turner ... An edgy, considered and pitch perfect crime drama with great depth, some engaging twists and plenty of unexpected moments - I loved it for its fresh feel and utterly riveting plot. Bring on more is what I say. This is a series I'd like to see run and run. Highly recommended" - Liz Loves Books; "A gritty, multi layered, engaging cleverly constructed thriller ... a fast slick explosive read which will leave you breathless, with a clever and unexpected twist at the end. If like me you loved Killer Intent, then you're in for a real treat. Cannot recommend this highly enough. This will undoubtedly be one of the reading hits of 2019" - AMW Book Reviews