No Exit Press has acquired a new World War Two historical thriller from bestselling author, Howard Linskey, Ungentlemanly Warfare. Ion Mills, Managing Director at No Exit Press, bought WEL rights from Phil Patterson at Marjacq. Ungentlemanly Warfare will be published in June 2019.

Set in 1943, it tells the story of Harry Walsh, along with fellow SOE operative Emma Stirling and American OSS agent Sam Cooper, on a desperate mission behind enemy lines. A soldier and a spy, an officer but not quite a gentleman, Captain Harry Walsh is SOE’s secret weapon. Loathed by his own commanding officer, haunted by the death of his closest friend and trapped in a loveless marriage, Walsh is close to burn out when he is ordered to assassinate the man who will mass produce the ME 163 Komet, Hitler’s miracle jet fighter. If he fails, there will be no prospect of allied victory in Europe. Harry Walsh is ruthless, unorthodox, ungentlemanly and about to wreak havoc.

Howard Linskey said, ‘The more I learned about the SOE’s agents and methods, the more I wanted to write a novel featuring the men and women who served with the legendary Special Operations Executive. I’m thrilled that No Exit Press shared my enthusiasm for Ungentlemanly Warfare and delighted to be published by them once more. My book couldn’t be in better hands.

’Ion Mills said, ‘Ungentlemanly Warfare is a page turner reminiscent of classic WW2 thrillers Where Eagles Dare and The Eagle Has Landed. Winston Churchill was, as usual, spot on when he christened the SOE ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ because of their unorthodox fighting methods. We will be publishing Howard’s new book on June 6th to coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Howard Linskey is the author of three novels in the David Blake crime series published by No Exit Press, The Drop (2011), The Damage (2012) and The Dead (2013) and the WW2 historical novel Hunting the Hangman (2017). The Times newspaper voted The Drop one of its Top Five Thrillers of the Year and The Damage one of its Top Summer Reads. He is also the author of No Name Lane (2015), Behind Dead Eyes (2016), The Search (2017) and The Chosen Ones (2018) the first four books in a crime series set in the north east of England featuring journalists Tom Carney & Helen Norton, published by Penguin.

Originally from Ferryhill in County Durham, he now lives in Hertfordshire with his wife Alison and daughter Erin.

Ungentlemanly Warfare by Howard Linskey will be published by No Exit Press in Paperback on 6th June 2019.

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