"Adrian Magson is arguably one of the most entertaining writers of British spy fiction currently operating."

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine


Welcome to my website - the home of Marc Portman, Ruth Gonzales & Andy Vaslik***, Harry Tate, Lucas Rocco and Gavin & Palmer ... along with a few other assorted characters.


Although most of my books come in series, you don't have to read them in order. Each book is like a standalone story with, of course, the main lead characters and a few regular walk-ons who like to come back for the sheer fun of it.


I hope you enjoy the experience and come back for more.




 NEW - February 2021

Deep cover specialist Marc Portman is in Lebanon on a last-minute assignment. A straightforward collect-and-go job. At least it should have been.​

Ambushed by a surprise attack, it's clear that someone had advance warning of Portman's arrival. But who is his unseen enemy and why do they want him dead? And how could his attacker have known of his movements with less than 24 hours' notice?

​Concluding there must be an active leak at the heart of the CIA, Portman finds himself virtually alone and running for his life, seemingly hung out to dry by the powers-that-be.

​If he is to survive, he must use his unique skill set to turn the tables on his pursuers . . . and beat them at

their own game.







*** Gonzales & Vaslik series


Following the decision to close the mystery arm of my US publisher (Midnight Ink) the rights have been reverted to me. There are plans for the two titles involved to be re-published. (Details TBA)


Harry Tate spy series

Following their takeover by Canongate, Severn House and the new imprint Black Thorn Books are

issuing the series for the very first time in mass-market paperback. The first title - 'Red Station' -

(No 1 in the series) - is now also available in audio. 

Details about the other titles in this series will follow in due course.






 Signed hardback copies (where available) from Goldsboro Books (London).

 Signed books on request, direct or by mail from:


 Rossiter Books - Ross-on-Wye - Herefordshire.

 email: ross@rossiterbooks.co.uk  

Tel: 01989 564464

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