“With fascinating insights into the razor-sharp instincts of an international spy, The Frenchman is an intense and stylish thriller. Jack Beaumont offers a vivid portrait of Paris full of sly intrigue and covert activity. And the risks and tensions are ratcheted-up with every chapter.” —Timothy Schaffert, critically acclaimed author of The Perfume Thief
- Dark Arena
Release Date: 2/27/24
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The Frenchman returns in Dark Arena, a super-charged espionage thriller from Jack Beaumont.
When an agent of the Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE) is brutally murdered in front of his family, the “Company” swings into action, determined to track down the killers.
Meanwhile, operative Alec de Payns of the secretive Y Division is turning a Russian intelligence officer by blackmail. His team must establish who is posting classified material against the Kremlin to embassies all over Europe—and who is killing their operatives.
The clues lead to a secret meeting of businessmen, terrorists, and mercenaries on a luxury yacht in the Mediterranean, which Alec must infiltrate. What he discovers there will set Europe on course for catastrophe. Can de Payns and his team establish who is setting up an assassination? Who is the target? And will they be able to stop it?
A deadly Europe-wide manhunt, Dark Arena is another electrifying thriller from ex-DGSE spy Jack Beaumont, delivering all the taut plotting, superb action, and authentic spycraft that made The Frenchman a critically acclaimed bestseller.
- The Frenchman
Read by Victor Bevine
Release Date: 2/28/23
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Based on the experiences of a real French spy, Jack Beaumont’s first-hand knowledge and experiences make this thriller plausible and frightening as you’re plunged into the very real world of terror, espionage, and danger.
Alec de Payns is an undercover operative in the ultra-elusive French Y Division of the DGSE, a foreign intelligence service equivalent to the CIA or MI6. Code named Aguilar, de Payns is one of the division’s most accomplished agents working to neutralize international threats on a daily basis while simultaneously trying to balance his home life as a husband and father. When a routine mission to infiltrate a dangerous terrorist group unexpectedly goes belly up, Alec is faced with the unthinkable: that he may have been betrayed by someone in his close-knit team—and they may be trying to pin the blame on Alec himself.
Back in Paris, Alec is assigned to investigate a secretive biological weapons facility in Pakistan which the DGSE believes to be producing a newly weaponized strain of bacteria, intended for release in France. As Alec works to uncover the facility’s secrets, he must also fight to clear his name and discover who the mole is before it’s too late. It’s not just his reputation that’s at stake—it’s the lives of his wife, two young children, and the entire population of Paris.