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Tom Bradby Books In Order

Publication Order of Kate Henderson Books

Secret Service (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Agent (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Shadow Dancer (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sleep of the Dead (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The White Russian (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Master of Rain (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The God of Chaos (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Money (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Thomas Matthew Bradby is a novelist and journalist. He was born January 13, 1967 in Malta. After a short time in Gibraltar, he moved to Britain and was educated at Westbourne House School, Sherborne School, and the University of Edinburgh.

Starting in the year 1990, he began working for ITN, producer of ITV News when he joined as an editorial trainee. After that, he became producer for ITV’s political editor Michael Brunson in 1992.

From 1993 to 1996, Bradby was ITV’s Ireland correspondent, covering events like the IRA ceasefire, Northern Ireland peace process, and Bill Clinton’s visit to Ireland late in 1995.

From 1999 until 2001, he served as ITV’s Asia correspondent. During this time, he was injured while covering the riots in Jakarta taking place against the newly elected President Abdurrahman Wahid. Tom was hit in the leg by a flare attached to a chain. He underwent a three hour operation for a compound fracture of his fibula, spending several days in a hospital in Jakarta before flying back home to Hong Kong in order to convalesce.

After this, he returned to Britain and started working as royal correspondent. During this time, he covered many important stories, including the deaths of Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

In the year 1994, he married Claudia, Vice-Admiral Hon. Sir Nicholas Hill-Norton’s daughter. The couple have three children.

From 2005 until 2015, he was the political editor for ITV News, and presents the political discussion series The Agenda with Tom Bradby and the News at Ten.

“Shadow Dancer” was adapted by Bradby himself into a movie that starred Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough in the year 2012.

Tom’s debut novel, called “Shadow Dancer”, was released in the year 1998. He writes mystery and thriller novels.

“Shadow Dancer” is the first stand alone novel and was released in the year 1998. Colette McVeigh is a widow, mom, and a terrorist. A woman that has lived the cause of the Republic all of her 29 years. A woman whose brothers are heavily involved at top levels of the IRA, and whose husband got killed by British security forces. A woman that is now an informer working for MI5.

She was arrested in the aborted bombing attempt in London, and she is given two options: talk to them and see her kids again, or remain quiet and spend the rest of her days seeing them grow up while she is behind prison bars.

She is lead to betray her past unwillingly by David Ryan, the young handler from MI5, who always knew just where his loyalties lay. He follows Colette to Belfast, and his values quickly get sacrificed on the pyre of the history of the province. While the peace process picks up speed, and Ryan sees Colette put herself in more and more danger to keep her side of the arrangement, he realizes that his professional integrity is fatally and irrevocably compromised.

The book is thrilling because of the way it focuses on the characters, especially the choices that Colette must make that will change the course of her life forever.

“The Sleep of the Dead” is the second stand alone novel and was released in the year 2001. Sarah Ford’s brutal murder and the disappearance of Alice, her six year old daughter, shattered the rural serenity of Julia Havilland’s childhood. These aren’t the only scars that have refused to heal. Colonel Mitchell Havilland sacrificed himself on a Falklands hillside in an act of characteristic, yet baffling, heroism. Julia returns home from China fifteen years later, it is a place of ghosts that she returns to.

As she waits the outcome of the inquiry that appears destined to end her spectacular yet short career in military intelligence, she is pulled back across the landscape of the past. Here, she finds that it isn’t just the tortured image of her much beloved dad that comes back to haunt her. Everything that she has ever lived for and had believed in has now been called into question. And if she doesn’t confront these demons of hers, she is not going to survive. Because there have been other deaths, and the dead are refusing to sleep.

“The Master of Ruin” is the third stand alone novel and was released in the year 2002. Shanghai in the year 1926. A city of American gun-runners, British Imperial civil servants, Chinese gangsters, and Russian princesses, where everything is for sale and heroin is available on room service. Sexually liberated, exotic, and pulsing with life, it is a time and place where it all seems possible.

For Richard Field, it represents a brave new world far away from the past that he is trying to escape from. Seconded to police force, his first moment in active duty is a brutal crime scene. Lena Orlov, a young White Russian woman, lies on her bed spreadeagled, having been sadistically murdered.

While he starts peering through the glittering surface and into the murky depths underneath, Field glimpses a world beyond the glamour of the expatriate life in the city. A world where it all has its price, and human life is just another asset to barter.

The key to the investigation appears to be Natasha Medvedev, Lena’s neighbor. Will Field be able to trust somebody for whom self-preservation is her only goal? Is wise to fall in love when there is every indication that Natasha herself could very well be the next victim? In a city where reality is a rather dangerous luxury, Field is lead into the darkness beyond all the dazzle of society and into a world where the basest of all human needs are met and where the truth appears to be a lethal commodity.

This is one fantastic crime story that ends up going in a place you won’t predict. It is a rich, atmospheric, and dark novel that captures place and time well. Readers found this to be compellingly readable and vividly set novel about corruption in all forms. The novel manages a rare feat, to be an epic crime novel that was brilliantly researched and executed magnificently.

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