From the British publisher of Dan Brown, Lee Child and Tess Gerritsen comes the most exciting debut thriller in years from rising star of crime fiction, Sean Black.
A DEADLY MISSION
It may be Christmas Eve in New York, but for ex-military bodyguard Ryan Lock it's business as usual.
His task: to protect the CEO of the world's largest bio-technology company from a group of radical, and highly determined, activists.
A BLOODY SHOOTOUT
But when a failed assassination attempt leaves the streets of midtown littered with bodies, and hours later the son of the company's chief research scientist is abducted from his Upper West Side prep school, Lock's hunt for the boy turns into an explosive game of cat and mouse.
ONLY ONE MAN CAN SAVE NEW YORK
Through the corporate corridors of power and dark alleys of Manhattan, Lock's search leads him towards a deadly confrontation with one of the world's most dangerous women. As the clock ticks towards midnight on New Year's Eve, and the crowds gather in Times Square, Lock realizes that not only is his own life in terrible danger but so are the lives of millions of others...
"An impressive debut featuring one of the finest female villains since Ian Fleming's Rosa Klebb. This is a writer, and a hero, to watch" - The Daily Mail
"Sean Black writes with the pace of Lee Child, and the heart of Harlan Coben. Lockdown is a sure-fire winner" - Joseph Finder, New York Times Bestselling Author of Paranoia
"Supremely slick...An excellent first novel" - The Daily Telegraph