"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.
HARRY TATE IS BACK - also now available in paperback edition.
In 'Terminal Black', Harry Tate, former MI5 spy hunter, is approached by the security services and told that Rik Ferris, a fellow officer from the outpost known as Red Station, has dropped out of sight with what they believe is classified information culled from MI6 archives which he will sell to 'friends' in Russia. This means he has gone rogue and will be hunted down unless Harry can find him and bring him in. Harry doesn't believe his friend would do such a thing, but he knows if he doesn't get to Rik first, a team will be sent after him... and they will play by a different set of rules; rules that mean Rik might not come back at all.
But nothing's ever simple in the world of espionage, and unknown to Harry, Rik is not among friends but is being held captive and tortured to reveal what the British know about a high-level Russian mole in the British establishment. And his incentive is that if he doesn't come up with the name, a devastating three-level cyber attack will be launched on the UK.
REVIEWS - Terminal Black.
"The combination of pulse-pounding suspense, delicious twists and daring heroes makes for a highly satisfying read." - BOOKLIST REVIEWS
"Magson adroitly shuffles a double handful of desperate characters in his 6th Harry Tate thriller. Brisk and bracing." - KIRKUS REVIEWS
"Magson always has a firm grip on his material... reminds me of Clive Egleton and his ability to write well-choreographed action scenes. Terminal Black may not have the depth or elegance of some British spy novels (such as Henry Porter, Mick Herron or Tim Sebastian, but it is certainly up there in terms of excitement and sheer enjoyability. A very entertaining read." - MURDER, MAYHEM & LONG DOGS
"...fast-paced sixth contemporary spy thriller...plenty of two-fisted action, shoot-outs and strong women who can go toe to toe with their male counterparts." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
*** 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) - in its new cover came out on 5 September 2019.
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.
Tel: 01989 564464