The Rhythm Section: A Stephanie Patrick Thriller

By Mark Burnell
Read by Elizabeth Knowelden

The Stephanie Patrick Thrillers: Book 1

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 08/27/2019

    ISBN: 9781250219152

  • Available on 08/27/2019

    ISBN: 9781250219152

Runtime: 14.87 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The international thriller soon to be a major motion picture, from the producers of the James Bond film series, starring Jude Law and Blake Lively.

Mark Burnell's riveting thriller The Rhythm Section begins with the crash of flight NEO027. The crash destroys Stephanie Patrick's life: her family was on board and there were no survivors. Devastated, she drops out of college and her life spins out of control as she enters a world of drugs and prostitution--until a journalist discovers that the crash wasn't an accident. There was a bomb planted on the plane. Filled with rage, and with nothing left to lose, she focuses on one goal: revenge.

The opportunity to obtain it arrives quickly when Stephanie is approached and recruited by an extremely covert intelligence organization. She is young, smart, and beautiful--and has no family, making her the perfect candidate. The organization offers her a deal. She must undergo rigorous training; learn how to control her heart rate and breathing ("the rhythm section"); and learn how to efficiently use weapons. Then, she will assume a new identity and commit acts of terrorism on behalf of the organization. When she completes these assignments successfully--and proves her loyalty--she will be offered the opportunity to take out the terrorists who brought down flight NEO027. She has nothing to lose.

As "Petra," a mercenary terrorist based out of Germany, and as "Marina," an international businesswoman based in London, she enters the brutal world of international espionage, and adapts quickly. She is able to numb her feelings and act on instinct alone. But as the stakes get higher, Stephanie begins to question what her value really is. Is the organization telling her the truth--do they know who caused flight NEO027 to explode? Or are they using her for some other agenda? More important: Is avenging her family worth the price she is paying? And if it isn't--will the organization that created her let her go?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Stephanie is a tough, resilient heroine...entertaining. Booklist"Mark Burnell has created a rounded literary character and a memorable heroine. But who is she really? A fine debut.
“Mark Burnell has created a rounded literary character and a memorable heroine.” Economist

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Burnell

Mark Burnell was born in Northumberland and grew up in Brazil. He is a novelist and screenwriter. His debut novel, The Rhythm Section, is the first in a series of thrillers featuring Stephanie Patrick and is soon to be a major motion picture. The film is begin produced by Eon, the company responsible for the James Bond franchise, and stars Blake Lively and Jude Law. Mark lives in London with his family.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 14.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English