Reviews

  • A thriller of an unusually classy calibre. Eloquently written, intensively researched ... Brabazon has crafted hugely gripping, thought-provoking yarn, grounding its outlandish elements in solid realism and vivid characterisation

    Financial Times
  • The Break Line delivers a full-throttle exercise in tension

    Crimetime
  • The Break Line is a distillation of a quarter of a century of travel with a camera in one and and a notebook in the other. Set in Sierra Leone, it sees Special Forces veteran Mac McLean on a mission that is non-routine even by his own black ops standards . . . It's so twisty and multilayered it would be easy to imagine it as a computer game.

    Mail on Sunday
  • Echoes of Joseph Conrad & Frederick Forsyth's Dogs of War: not for the faint-hearted, as ferocious a portrait of an assassin as you will find

    Daily Mail
  • Veteran war correspondent Brabazon brings his experience of the world's most dangerous places to this brutally compelling thriller . . . Andy McNab meets Heart of Darkness

    Mail on Sunday
  • A natural-born writer . . . strong, lucid, non-stop suspense

    Ted Bell New York Times Bestselling author of Overkill
  • The Break Line punches you in the stomach on the first page and then plunges you into the most extraordinary and exciting world of covert operations that I have ever read . I have worked in those places and covered those wars... Brabazon's novel gets it exactly right. With a terrifyingly precise eye and an irresistible prose style, he has creates a world that is almost impossible to leave. I finished the book three days ago and feel like I'm still waiting for the choppers to come take me home...

    Sebastian Junger
  • A taut, razor-edged thriller, packed with granular detail and authenticity

    James Swallow, author of Nomad
  • Beautifully written and extensively researched, The Break Line is a riveting page-turner, a gruesome delight, and a study of what lies in the shadowed corners of the human heart

    Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan X
  • Brimming with authenticity, tightly plotted and beautifully written ... The Break Line is a belter of a thriller

    Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle