Simon Scarrow (Author) Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His many successful books include his Eagles of the Empire novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently DAY OF THE CAESARS, INVICTUS, BRITANNIA and BROTHERS IN BLOOD, as well as HEARTS OF STONE, set in Greece during the Second World War, SWORD AND SCIMITAR, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and a quartet about Wellington and Napoleon including the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller THE FIELDS OF DEATH. He is the author with T. J. Andrews of the novels ARENA and INVADER. Find out more at www.simonscarrow.co.uk and on Facebook /officialsimonscarrow and Twitter @SimonScarrow Lee Francis (Author) Lee Francis worked for several years in the world of film, TV and advertising as a script reader and assistant director. PLAYING WITH DEATH, written with his former lecturer Simon Scarrow, is his first novel.
A fast-moving and exceptionally well-paced historical thriller * BBC History Magazine * An amazing roller-coaster of a ride... Fantastic... A cracking historical thriller -- Manda Scott Gripping... Ferocious and compelling * Daily Express * Top stuff * Daily Telegraph * Intrigue, treachery and violence... intense action, beguiling characters and authentic detail * Publishers Weekly * Gripping... [Scarrow's] sense of plot and pace is strong * The Times * Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels: 'Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best' * Independent * Grips you from the beginning and races to a most exciting and enigmatic ending -- 5 stars, www.crimesquad.com An edgy, pacy, futuristic and oh so very polished cyber thriller -- www.trevtwinem.booklikes.com What starts as a gripping killer thriller morphs into a serious and frankly scary examination of the possible threats the development of AI poses for humanity * Irish Independent * If Stephen King had collaborated with Michael Crichton on a thriller, it might have been as good as this. It's a grab-you-by-the-throat page-ripper' * Peterborough Evening Telegraph * This fast, furious, twisty thriller kept me on the edge of my seat -- Chris Ryan