Perfect Shot: A Thriller (Special Agent Alexandra Martel #1) (Hardcover)

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Perfect Shot: A Thriller (Special Agent Alexandra Martel #1) (Hardcover)


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This is book number 1 in the Special Agent Alexandra Martel series.

A former Army sniper must fall back on her Special Ops skills when a friend’s death uncovers a global nuclear threat, in Steve Urszenyi's Perfect Shot, the first in an electrifying new series featuring Special Agent Alexandra Martel.

Special Agent Alexandra Martel has put her days on the battlefield behind her. Charming and disarming, relentless and lethal, she earned a reputation as one of the most renowned and decorated Army snipers in the service before stepping away. But when Alex, now an FBI special agent on loan to Interpol, learns that an old friend, an MI5 officer, has been killed under mysterious circumstances, she’s pulled back into the dangerous world she left behind: a world where some people fear her, some want to recruit her, and everyone seems to want her dead.

Following a trail of clues left behind by the dead woman, Alex pieces together a terrifying conspiracy that only escalates when a nuclear warhead goes missing. Dodging death at every turn, she reluctantly joins forces with a CIA officer, but he has plans of his own for her—and will stop at nothing to achieve them.

Chasing the truth through the streets of London and bustling Turkish markets to the underbelly of Paris, Alex is unrelenting in her pursuit of justice. But as the clock ticks down and the world edges closer to doom, she must fall back on her Special Ops skills to stop the unthinkable. She thought her life as a sniper was over—but with stakes this high, she must use whatever means necessary to render the world safe.

Steve Urszenyi served for many years as a paramedic in Toronto and a tactical medic with the Ontario Provincial Police. As part of an elite tactical team, he was involved in countless SWAT operations and is an expert in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) incident response. Steve is also the former commander of the Province of Ontario’s disaster medical response team. He is the recipient of the Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal and Bar in recognition of his distinguished career accomplishments. When not writing, Steve loves touring on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle with his wife, Lynne. He enjoys hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, and photography. Steve and Lynne have two grown children.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250879103
ISBN-10: 1250879108
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: November 14th, 2023
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Special Agent Alexandra Martel

"A smart and engaging protagonist, plenty of action in exotic places and a plot line that would make Tom Clancy think twice." —The Globe and Mail

“Urszenyi jump-starts his exciting, action-packed debut novel by plunging into the high-stakes world of FBI special agent Alexandra "Alex" Martel…highly entertaining.” –Shelf Awareness

"An action-packed thriller that reads like the best of Mark Greaney and Brad Thor in globe-trotting and mayhem." —A. J. Landau, author of Leave No Trace

“Urszenyi’s plotting and the texture of his writing reads like post-modern John le Carré…a modern-day masterpiece of international intrigue.” --BookTrib

“Urszenyi brings his background as a police tactical medic to this boldly authentic debut, introducing an impressive female warrior in the first of an anticipated series.” –Booklist

"Alex launches a whirlwind chase for the nuke, which leads to several rip-roaring action set pieces, including a well-choreographed air attack and a sweat-inducing pursuit of the bomb and its handler in the Paris catacombs...Urszenyi is a writer to watch." –Publishers Weekly

"A page-turning adventure that packs a mean punch...Perfect Shot is a perfect strike for debut author Steve Urszenyi, who dials up the kind of globe-trotting, action-packed adventure that thriller fans everywhere are sure to enjoy." –Ryan Steck, The Real Book Spy

"An action-packed thriller that reads like the best of Mark Greaney and Brad Thor in globe-trotting and mayhem." —A. J. Landau, author of Leave No Trace

“Action-packed with an amazing plot. Steve Urszenyi is the next great thriller writer.” –Fred Burton, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent

“Gripping and on target, Perfect Shot hits with maximum impact. Steve Urszenyi’s debut thriller never lets up from the first page to the last. Read it today!” –Jack Carr, New York Times bestselling author of The Terminal List

“A stunning debut heralding an extraordinary new character and series. Alex Martel is a kick-ass special agent in an action-packed, on-the-edge-of-your-seat espionage thriller with a jaw-dropping finish.” — Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author of the Charles Jenkins Espionage series

"Perfect Shot is a cracker-jack debut novel! A compelling plot and richly drawn characters pull readers in from the very first paragraph and keep the pages flying by.” —Marc Cameron, New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy: Shadow of the Dragon

“Steve Urszenyi’s powerful debut starts fast and finishes faster. Full of high-octane thrills and intricate details that bristle with authenticity.” –Mark Greaney, #1 NYT bestselling author of Burner: A Gray Man Novel

“A gripping, high velocity thriller with a groundbreaking protagonist.” –Jeff Rovin, New York Times bestselling author of the Tom Clancy: Op-Center series

“Opening this book is like trying to jump onto a fast-moving train. Urszenyi is the real deal.” –Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author of Take Your Breath Away