The world is on the brink of crisis. With the Cold War playing
out once more on the global stage, the stakes have never been
higher, and governments will do whatever it takes to stay at the
From ITV's News Anchor and bestselling author, Tom Bradby, Secret Service is a fresh-from-the-headlines thriller.
Tom Bradby is a novelist, screenwriter and journalist. As a
broadcaster, he is best known as the current Anchor of ITV's News
at Ten, and presenter of all recent overnight election and
referendum programmes on ITV. In his first year in the job, he was
named Network Presenter of the Year by the Royal Television
He has been with ITN for almost thirty years and was successively Ireland Correspondent, Political Correspondent, Asia Correspondent (during which time he was shot and seriously injured whilst covering a riot in Jakarta), Royal Correspondent, UK Editor and Political Editor - a job he held for a decade - before being made the Anchor of News at Ten in 2015.
He has written six previous novels. The Master of Rain was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Steel Dagger for Thriller of the Year, and both The White Russian and The God of Chaos for the CWA Historical Crime Novel of the Year. He adapted his first novel, Shadow Dancer, into a memorable film directed by Oscar winner James Marsh and starring Clive Owen, Gillian Anderson and Andrea Riseborough. His script for the film was nominated for Screenplay of the Year in the Evening Standard Film Awards.
A gripping thriller * The Sunday Times *
Enthralling and fast-moving . . . packed with details of modern tradecraft in the twilight world of spooks, against a background of politics at its most Machiavellian, it is the stuff headlines are made of * Daily Mail *
Teems with twists and the denouement is imaginative and unexpected * The Times *
An excellent thriller straight out of today's headlines ... a fast, riveting yarn * The Sun *
A cracking, uber-topical spy thriller ...Bradby deftly works in current fears of Moscow infiltrating our institutions amid a plot full of twists and turns * Financial Times *