1943. Sleeper spy, Will Starling, has been drafted into the SOE, joining forces with the French Resistance in the fight against the Nazis; but Will's memory is fractured and only occasional flashbacks reveal fragments of his past. Despite this, he has not forgotten his pledge to find and rescue his sister, Rose - if she is still alive. When his mission in France is compromised, Will suspects he's been betrayed.
Back in London he hears that VIPER are developing a new and deadly weapon. As he and MI5 agent Anna Wilder set out to destroy it, their every move is anticipated by their enemies. Who is the mole in the British Secret Service? As they close in on VIPER's Swiss headquarters it seems no one can be trusted. Are Will and Anna able to prevent the unleashing of the Red Storm that will bring mass destruction on a scale even the Nazis haven't dreamt of?
While Will tries to save the world, Rose has become the key to VIPER's future plans and is drugged to dull her kinetic powers. But Rose faces danger from an unexpected enemy and her time is running out.
Thrilling and compulsive. The Red Storm is an all action thriller that grips from page one and doesn't let go.
JD Fennell is truly the next rising star of action thriller authors.
To say that Fennell’s tale has pace and energy is almost to understate the case, and the orchestration of tension is masterly. But he has two other aces up his sleeve — a vivid evocation of time and place (crucial in a period set thriller) and a grasp of characterisation which brings his protagonists to life
Barry Forshaw, Crime Time
Will Starling is pulled from the sea with no memory of his past. In his blazer is a strange notebook with a bullet lodged inside: a bullet meant for him. As London prepares for the Blitz, Will soon finds himself pursued by vicious agents and a ruthless killer known as the Pastor. All of them want Will's notebook and will do anything to get it. As Will's memory starts to return, he realises he is no ordinary sixteen-year-old. He has skills that make him a match for any assassin.
But there is something else. At his core is a deep-rooted rage that he cannot explain. Where is his family and why has no one reported him missing? Fighting for survival with the help of Mi5 agent-in-training, Anna Wilder, Will follows leads across London in a race against time to find the Stones of Fire before the next air raid makes a direct hit and destroys London forever.
Sleeper is an exciting tale with pace and surprises. J.D. Fennell can write up a storm.
Don't hesitate, read Sleeper and treat yourself to an action packed adventure. J.D. Fennell has created a thrilling world and populated it with memorable characters. I can't wait to see what the next instalment brings.
This is an extraordinary book. A book that doesn’t pull its punches. It’s a young Bourne, a Da Vinci Code with bite, a war novel… Throw in a bit of Greek mythology, an action-packed climax and a bit of romance, and you pretty much have the full package.