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THE CROWS ARE GATHERING. WAR IS COMING.
For years, every intelligence agency in the world has been chasing the elusive terrorist known only as The Moroccan. But when James Hicks and his clandestine group known as the University thwart a bio-terror attack against New York City and capture The Moroccan, they find themselves in the crosshairs of their own intelligence community.
The CIA, NSA, DIA and the Mossad are still hunting for for The Moroccan and will stop at nothing to get him. Hicks must find a way to keep the other agencies at bay while he tries to break The terrorist and uncover what else he is planning.
When he ultimately surrenders information that leads to the most wanted terrorist in the world, Hicks and his team find themselves in a strange new world where allies become enemies, enemies become allies and the fate of the University - perhaps even the Western world - may hang in the balance.
Can Hicks and the University survive an onslaught from A MURDER OF CROWS?
Polis Books; July 2016
- ISBN 9781943818112
- Read online
- Title: A Murder of Crows
- Author: Terrence McCauley
Imprint: Polis Books
In The Press
This exuberant thriller is, as they say, torn from today’s headlinesMcCauley is also a wonderful dialogue writerthis one really sparks." Booklist (starred review)
"A fast-moving spy-vs-spy thriller."
Outstanding praise for SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL the first James Hicks novel by Terrence McCauley:
"A fascinating, fast-paced spy thriller for the modern age, equal parts techno-wizardry and old-school tradecraft, and featuring a terrorist plot that reads like its been ripped from the headlines, SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL is an exciting first entry in what's already a gripping intelligence saga."
Owen Laukkanen, New York Times bestselling author of THE PROFESSIONALS
Hard to put downthe story line succeeds in large part because of the gritty and stylish narrative, the virtually nonstop actionthose looking for some top-shelf adrenaline-fueled escapism will be rewarded.”
Merges the brilliant old school spycraft of Charles Cumming and John le Carré with the technology and contemporary feel of Alex Berenson. The action is fast and furious in this hard-as-nails thriller but what sets it apart is McCauley’s grasp of how modern spy technology finds and tracks its targets. ”
(A) fast-paced spy thrillertautly written, tightly plotted...delivers action and suspense aplenty.”
"A fast-moving noir spy thriller...a fun read for fans of classic espionage." Kirkus Reviews
"I love a spy novel to be steeped in intrigue, where the shades of grey are myriad. I love a thriller to be action-packed and suspenseful. When a book comes along that delivers both, I'm stoked. Sympathy For The Devil delivers both in spades. A terrific book from a writer on the up and up."
Matt Hilton, bestselling author of the Joe Hunter thrillers
"Fans of Jack Bauer rejoice, your new hero just rode into town. Sympathy for the Devil by Terrence McCauley has enough gadgets to satisfy tech junkies and enough character to bring humanity to a story that is all too terrifying in its plausibility." Criminal Element
"Intense to the very end, Sympathy for the Devil is a 'must-read' for connoisseur of the genre."
The Midwest Book Review
"Terrence McCauley takes the grand old style of the classic masters of the genre, spits in its eye, then artfully polishes a sharp sheen onto his words with a modern sensibility. But the key to what he does so blisteringly well, is that he never loses respect what makes the classic style greatall the while doing so in a way that makes it wholly his own."
Todd Robinson, Anthony Award-nominated author of THE HARD BOUNCE
"I’ve always been a big fan of Terrence McCauley’s writing and with SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL he’s hit a home run. It’s thriller I read from cover to cover in one sitting. I look forward more adventures of James Hicks and his supporting cast of unforgettable characters.”
Jeffrey Siger, internationally bestselling Author of the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Series
"Make damn sure you read Terrence McCauley's SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL! James Hicks is a true hero for our puzzling and confusing times. He's a sinner who's a saintand the nature of his game is Losers Get Laid to Waste."
Tim O'Mara, author of the Raymond Donne novels
"An adrenaline-charged spy thriller...will appeal to readers fond of technology-enriched escapist fiction." The Rap Sheet
About The Author
Terrence McCauley is an award-winning writer of crime fiction. His first techno-thriller, SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, was published by Polis Books in July 2015. Polis also reissued Terrence's first two novels set in 1930 New York City PROHIBITION and SLOW BURN.
In 2016, Down and Out Books also published Terrence's World War I novella - THE DEVIL DOGS OF BELLEAU WOOD. Proceeds from sales go directly to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.
Terrence has had short stories featured in Thuglit, Spintetingler Magazine, Shotgun Honey, Big Pulp and other publications. He is a member of the New York City chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers and the International Crime Writers Association.
A proud native of The Bronx, NY, he is currently writing his next work of fiction. Please visit his website at terrencemccauley.com.