The last thing Charlie Fox expected, when she headed out on routine patrol that day, was to end up riding into a firefight, on horseback, with the Spice Girls…Before she was a bodyguard, she was a soldier.Charlie Fox is one of the toughest cookies you could ever hope to meet. A word of advice—don’t try to get her to talk about her time in the military. Let’s just say it didn’t end well.Before her fall from grace, Charlie was considered a rising star. She made it through one of the hardest challenges any soldier would have to face—Selection for Special Forces. The nightmare that came next is a story I’ve explored in scenes and flashbacks throughout the series.But what happened before that? Back when Charlie was a young soldier in the regular army, on patrol in Afghanistan, being kept away from the front line fighting as stipulated by the regulations concerning female personnel. What did she do back then to prove her worth as a specialised soldier, under life-and-death conditions? How did she earn her chance?That is a story I’ve never told.Until now.★★★★★ PRAISE FOR ZOE SHARP AND CHARLIE FOX*“If Jack Reacher were a woman, he’d be Charlie Fox.” Lee Child*“Sharp creates some of the best action sequences in fiction… Don’t miss out on one of the best thriller writers around.” Ted Hertel Jr, Deadly Pleasures*“I highly recommend this series!” Ian Rankin*“A complex, fast-paced military-grade action romp than can hold its head high in the male-dominated thriller world.”Linda Wilson, Crime Review UK*“A high octane, absolutely compelling and full on adrenaline packed read… I highly recommend you grab yourself a copy today!” Noelle Holten, Crime Book Junkie*“Charlie’s skills are both formidable and for real.” New York Times*“Male and female crime fiction readers alike will find Sharp’s writing style addictively readable—one of the very best crime fiction sagas out there.” Paul Goat Allen, Chicago Tribune*“Zoë Sharp is at the top of her game … one of the sharpest, coolest, and most intriguing writers I know. She delivers dramatic, action-packed novels with characters we really care about." Harlan Coben*“Hugely enjoyable and highly recommended.” Karen Cole, Hair Past A Freckle★★★★★ READER REVIEWS*“Plenty of twists and turns in this action-packed story. Charlie Fox is as lethal as ever.”*“Fast-paced, witty, wise and deeply satisfying. Charlie Fox just gets more and more complex and engaging with every book.”*“I urge all crime fiction fans to give this Charlie Fox series a go. Fast-paced, action-packed and gripping right from the start. One of my all-time favourite heroines!”*“Well written, exciting, thoughtful, and intelligent.”*“There’s a reason why Lee Child calls Charlie Fox a female Jack Reacher.”*“Excruciatingly good. More please!”*“I highly recommend this book. Enjoyed reading about strong capable women kicking ass in a ‘man's world’... makes a great change.”*“This has to be one of the best in the Charlie Fox series—loved it!”
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About the Author
Zoë Sharp was born in Nottinghamshire but spent her formative years living on a catamaran on the northwest coast of England.
After a promising start at a private girls' school, she opted out of mainstream education at the age of twelve. She wrote her first novel when she was fifteen and created her no-nonsense ex-Special Forces turned bodyguard heroine Charlie Fox after receiving death-threat letters in the course of her work as a photojournalist.
Sharp’s short stories have been used in school textbooks and turned into short films, and the Charlie Fox series has been optioned for TV and film.
Her work has been nominated for numerous awards both in the UK and the USA, and her short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines such as Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Strand Magazine.
A keen library supporter and public speaker, she blogs regularly on the acclaimed group website www.MurderIsEverywhere.blogspot.co.uk. She also witters on Twitter (@AuthorZoeSharp) and fools about on www.Facebook.com (ZoeSharpAuthor).
Zoë currently lives in the English Lake District. Her hobbies are sailing, fast cars (and faster motorbikes), target shooting, travel, films, photography, music, occasional construction projects and reading just about anything she can get her hands on.