The Traitor

The Traitor

by the new Queen of Spy Fiction according to The Guardian


Tension, danger and pace, pace, pace . . . Emma Makepeace is being tracked by a deadly traitor in the second novel in the Alias Emma series.

'Thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced, entertaining spy thriller' Shari Lapena
'A pulse pounding thriller' The Sun
'An appealingly quick-thinking risk-taker' The Times
‘A gripping new read… the perfect thriller’ Sunday Times
'The new Queen of Spy Fiction' The Guardian
'One of the best new thrillers' Financial Times
'Immerses us into the gripping, glamorous, and sometimes deadly world of spies' Grazia


A body is found in a padlocked suitcase.

Investigator Emma Makepeace knows it's murder. And it's personal.

She quickly establishes that the dead man had been shadowing two oligarchs suspected of procuring illegal weapons in the UK. And it seems likely that an insider working deep within the British government is helping them.

To find out who the traitor is, Emma goes deep undercover on a superyacht owned by one of the oligarchs.

But the glamorous veneer of the rich hides dark secrets. Out at sea, Emma is both hunter and prey, and no one can protect her.

Never has the turquoise sea and golden sands of the Rivera seemed so dangerous.

As the hunt intensifies, Emma knows that she is in mortal danger. And that she needs to find the traitor before they find her . . .

'Hooked from the first page to the last enjoying every twist and turn' Daily Express
'You're in for a treat ... The hottest new page turner of 2023' Cosmopolitan
'A tightly written, fast paced plot that’ll have you trying to think three steps ahead.' The Belfast Telegraph
'A pulse-pounding thriller.' Woman’s Own
A heart-thumping, fast-paced thriller' The People's Friend
'The glamour and glitz of the Riviera is brought to life in this nail-biting thriller' The Sun
A worthy heir to James Bond' The Week
'Move over Bond!' Peterborough Telegraph
‘High Octane Thrills’ Heat
‘The Traitor is this summer’s must read’ Marie Claire
‘A classic 'who dunnit?' thriller’ Cosmo
'Settle in for another espionage fuelled thriller courtesy of Ava Glass' Irish Mail on Sunday
‘If you’re a fan of James Bond and The White Lotus, keep an eye out for Ava Glass’s brand-new novel’ Chat

Readers can't get enough of The Traitor . . .

***** '
A really diverting fun read and I look forward to seeing what Emma gets up to next'
***** 'Flew through this book, brilliant read.'
***** 'A brilliant read, fast-paced, edge of your seat and action-packed!'
***** 'This would make a great film, particularly with the super yacht setting!'
***** 'I don't normally read spy thrillers but I absolutely loved the book.'

About the author

Ava Glass

AVA GLASS is a former crime reporter and civil servant. Her time working for the government introduced her to the world of spies, and she's been fascinated by them ever since. She lives in the south of England.
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