To celebrate the release of the gripping debut thriller The Freedom Broker by K. J Howe, out now in paperback, we’re giving away 10 copies of the book.

The Freedom Broker

The Freedom Broker

Meet Thea Paris, one of the world’s most elite kidnapping negotiators and the only woman in her dangerous field. Undercover operations and high-risk extractions are a part of daily life for Thea. Her only objective is to get her hostages out alive, at any cost.

But Thea is about to face her toughest challenge yet to free a very special client: her father.

An oil tycoon on the verge of a world-altering deal, Thea’s father Nicos is snatched off his yacht in Greece from right under Thea’s nose. With no ransom demands and only cryptic messages left in Latin, Thea knows it will take all her experience and resolve to bring her father home alive. But with traumatic memories of her brother’s kidnapping 20 years earlier still haunting her and trying to hide her diabetes from her colleagues, Thea Paris could have finally met her match.

This fantastic debut has received huge amounts of praise from thriller writing royalty such as:

‘Razor sharp and full of you-are-there authenticity – a superb thriller’ Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

‘'K. J. Howe tells a spellbinding tale, her descriptions are so vivid you can smell every

heart pounding second of her action’- Peter James, bestselling author of the DCI Roy Grace series

‘Move over Jason Bourne, action has a new name in Thea Paris… A clever and gritty debut’ - Lisa Gardner, NYT #1 bestselling author of Det. D.D Warren series

As research for The Freedom Broker, K.J spent extensive time researching the dark and lucrative world of international kidnapping. She interviewed kidnap negotiators, Special Forces soldiers who deliver ransoms and execute rescues, former hostages and more fascinating people. K.J also undertook extensive personal research, including learning how to shoot guns and fight with knives and hand to hand in the Phoenix desert with ex-CIA agents.

About K. J Howe

Born in Toronto, Canada, K.J Howe is the Executive Director of ThrillerFest, one of the largest thriller/crime book festival in the world. She also has a Masters in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and has won several writing awards, including three Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense. She has lived all over the world and is a keen tennis player and reader. 

For your chance to win- just answer the following question: 

What is the key character Thea's last name? 

Closing Date : 15th October 2017

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And the lucky winners are :

Lynn, Tyne & Wear

Wendy, DEvon

Julie, Lincolnshire


Charlie, Gloucestershire

Kulwinder, Warwickshire


Clare, Warwickshire

Mark, Merseyside

Sara, Carmarthenshire

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