A Wright & Tran Novel (Wright & Tran Series, Book 1)
By: Ian Andrew
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Kara Wright is a former Royal Air Force Intelligence Analyst. Her best mate, Tien Tran, is a veteran of the British Army’s Intelligence Corps. Both served in Afghanistan and both were lucky to make it home. Now, based in a run-down office in Kentish Town they try to keep their heads above water as private investigators. When two grown-up children claim their elderly parents have been kidnapped, Kara and Tien are sceptical, but they need the money and anyway, Kara could really do with keeping her mind off the man she murdered.
The gripping first book in the Wright & Tran crime thriller series. If you like electrifying action, breathless pacing, and three-dimensional characters, then you’ll love Ian Andrew’s award-winning special ops detective novel.
***Winner of the Publisher Weekly Booklife Best Fiction***
Narrator – Gemma Whelan
British actress and comedian Gemma Whelan is known for her varied body of work. Theatre includes: Upstart Crow (Gielgud, writ. Ben Elton); A Slight Ache (The Harold Pinter); One Man Two Guv’nors (Theatre Royal Haymarket/National Theatre). Television includes: Killing Eve (AMC/BBC); Gentleman Jack (BBC/HBO); Game of Thrones (HBO); The Moorside, Decline and Fall, Upstart Crow, Queers, Uncle, Morgana Robinson’s The Agency, Asylum, Mapp and Lucia, Hetty Feather, Horrible Histories, The Persuasionists, Murder in Successville (BBC); The End of the F***ing World (Channel 4/Netflix). Film includes: Emma (Working Title).
Probably best known to international audiences for her role as Lady Yara Greyjoy in HBO’s Game of Thrones, it is great to have Gemma voicing Kara and Tien’s adventures in Face Value and we’re looking forward to her continuing with the the rest of the Wright & Tran series of crime thrillers.
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What readers and listeners say about Face Value
“With taut writing, bone-crushing action, and a pace that never relents, this was a difficult read to put down and a worthy winner.”
“Face Value, very different in theme to his first book, once again proves Andrew to be a versatile and gifted writer who delivers books that hold readers from beginning to end. With very well-constructed plots, Andrew delivers adrenaline and excitement laced with imaginative, innovative technology with memorable characters who provide heart and substance to his work.”
Elaine Fry – The West Australian
An excellent story, in which I became completely immersed. Interesting characters throughout and I really enjoyed listening to the protagonists at work; their planning, methods, etc. Without giving anything away, the main characters’ backgrounds provided a different take on this genre, which I really enjoyed.
The narrator, Gemma Whelan, was incredible! Her accents were just wonderful and seemed to come to her so naturally, her talents actually made me smile! As a Geordie, not a stone’s throw from Wallsend (it’s in the story), I happily give her a massive 8/10. I hope listeners from Northern Ireland, Wales, Somerset, etc, were just as happy, as these accents sounded fab to me. There’s little worse in audiobooks than embarrassing, often excruciating, attempts at accents, but for me, Gemma Whelan was a tour de force. I really hope she continues to narrate these books, as I can’t imagine anyone else doing anywhere near as good a job. She made every character believable and I can’t praise her enough.
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