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Publication Order of Peter Ashton Books

Hostile Intent (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Killing in Moscow (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Throes (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lethal Involvement (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warning Shot (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Money (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Reckoning (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honey Trap (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Man Running (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cry Havoc (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Assassination Day (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Renegades (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Charles Winter Books

Winter Touch (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Russian Enigma (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pandora's Box (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of David Garnett Books

A Piece of Resistance (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sleeper (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Judas Mandate (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of John Tarrant Books

A Spy's Ransom (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Seven Days To A Killing (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The October Plot (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rommel Plot (As: John Tarrant) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skirmish (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mills Bomb (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
State Visit (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Backfire (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clauberg Trigger (As: John Tarrant) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape To Athena (As: Patrick Blake) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clauberg Trigger (As: John Tarrant) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Griffin (As: Patrick Blake) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Falcon for the Hawks (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Conflict of Interests (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Troika (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Different Drummer (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Picture of the Year (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gone Missing (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Sahib (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Red (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last ACT (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
China Gold (As: John Tarrant) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Double Deception (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dying Fall (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Loner (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Presidential Affair (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Clive Egleton
Author Clive Egleton was born in South Harrow, Middlesex on November 25, 1927.

When he was still underage, he enlisted in the Royal Armoured Corps in the year 1945 to train as a tank driver. He was subsequently commissioned into the South Staffordsire Regiment, for which he served in Hong Kong, Cyprus, India, The Persian Gulf, Egypt, and East Africa. In the year 1975, he retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

He was elected to the Arreton Parish Council on the Isle of Wight in the year 2005.

Clive was widely regarded to be one of Britain’s leading thriller authors, and brought years of experience in the fields of Counter-Intelligence and Intelligence to his work. His novels have been translated into fifteen languages.

“Seven Days to a Killing” was adapted into a movie starring Michael Caine called “The Black Windmill”. “Escape to Athena” is a novelization of the movie of the same name, released in the year 1979.

He died on March 31, 2006 at the age of 78.

Clive’s debut novel, called “A Piece of Resistance”, was released in the year 1970. His work is from the thriller and mystery genre. Clive wrote the “Peter Ashton” series, the “Charles Winter” series, and the “Garnett” series. Besides writing under his own name, he also wrote select novels under the pen names of John Tarrant and Patrick Blake.

“Hostile Intent” is the first novel in the “Peter Ashton” series and was released in the year 1993. The rules have all changed in this post-cold war thriller. Nuclear menace has just gone underground, and all the world’s secrets are now up for grabs.

It is the spring of ‘91 when a minor British official that trades in low-grade info with Galina Kutuzova (who seems to be just an equally minor Russian informant) gets blown up in some neo-Nazi riot in Dresden. To the Brit government, this is a small affair, and Peter Ashton, who’s a mid-ranking and consistently dependable agent, gets asked to arrive at the very acceptable explanation that this was just a random accident.

However, after Ashton nearly dies going to Moscow and Leningrad, he believes that this suddenly elusive Galina has defected to the US and that silencing her is up high on the Russians’ list of priorities. In order to convince the British Foreign Office as well as the US Defense Intelligence Agency, Ashton comes up with a plan that puts him at extreme professional and personal risk. At the same time, he’s pursuing Galina, who has to know too much to have fled this far.

British and American agents converge at a Rocky Mountain safe house to pay the KGB back for five decades’ worth of hostile intent.

Fans found this one to be further proof that Clive Egleton is a master of his craft as a writer. It keeps you entertained and rooting for Peter the entire time.

“A Killing in Moscow” is the second novel in the “Peter Ashton” series and was released in the year 1994. The cold war’s over, businessmen and women from the West flock to Moscow, and even the KGB, which once knew all that there was to know about life in Russia, lost control of the criminals that are now preying on them. Ashton travels to Moscow to uncover a brand new kind of mole, one that steals commercial secrets. He finds her, only to realize that unless he puts himself at great risk, she’s going to die.

Breaking all the rules, he sets off to rescue her and her entire family, then take them back to safety back in England. What he doesn’t know yet is just how important Elena Andrianova’s death is to the renegades who were using her. There are breathtaking amounts of money at risk, and in the middle of this conspiracy is one ruthless murderer, his sill for the profession that’s honed by the formerly powerful KGB. He is determined to murder Elena, then will take out Peter Ashton.

The novel’s prose is fluid, the dialogue is simple and clear, and Clive writes so authoritatively about the inner workings of the British Intelligence which makes it tough to believe this is even fiction.

“Death Throes” is the third novel in the “Peter Ashton” series and was released in the year 1994. Peter travels again to the volatile territory that used to be the communist bloc. The former regime’s death throes are close to being over, however the danger remains.

A hot tip takes him to Bulgaria, which was once the most fanatic of all the old communist regimes, where a simple pickup turns into a lethal trap and a horrifying escape.

At the same time, in Germany, there’s a British deserter from the start of the Cold War appears all of a sudden with some scores to settle and new treacheries on the brain. The events are linked and Peter’s the guy trapped in the middle. Risking his life, his career, and the woman he loves, he has to untangle himself from this lethal web of deceit.

Fans of the novel found this to be a highly entertaining and well written read that is sure to satisfy spy and counter spy drama fans.

“Blood Money” is the sixth novel in the “Peter Ashton” series and was released in the year 1997. Peter’s returned home from an out-of-country assignment just to find the office in an uproar. A SIS safehouse, located in Yorkshire, has been the site to some incredible carnage. Three agents were brutally butchered and the other is missing, so is the man they were guarding.

Equally upsetting for Ashton is that his own wife is the one that found the bodies and “cleaned up” the safehouse. She might be next on somebody’s private hit list, too.

As an internal power struggle rips right through the SIS’ core, Ashton joins in on the search for the murderers, and he must sift through a confusing set of leads. One leads to some Islamic terrorists, another leads to some Cuban gangsters, while the other leads to his old foe Pavel Treliser, Russian Intelligence chief.

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