Dimensions:9.55in x 6.37 x 0.98 in | 1.1 lb
Page Count:288 pages
THE FIRST IN A PLANNED SERIES: This is the first book in a planned female-led, contemporary series featuring the incredibly resourceful spy, Emma Makepeace. We plan to grow Ava Glass into a bestselling franchise thriller author. The second novel is planned for 8/2023.
RELATABLE FEMALE CHARACTER, WRITTEN BY FEMALE AUTHOR: Our protagonist is multi-dimensional, intelligent, and heroic; a young, modern woman; and the child of Soviet emigrés who sought a better life. Women readers in particular will identify with and root for this smart yet sympathetic character.
AN UNRELENTING, ELECTRIFYING THRILLER: Alias Emma is full of intricately plotted subterfuge and has a unique, youthful vibrance. It’s Speed meets Killing Eve—a nerve-fraying, ticking clock race beneath the surface of a city.
INSPIRATION BEHIND THE NOVEL: The author was inspired by the UK surveillance state. The UK has the most CCTV cameras per square meter of anywhere in Europe—there are over 500,000 cameras in London alone.
INTERNATIONAL APPEAL: Century will publish in the UK, and deals have already been struck in five other markets.
Ava Glass is a pseudonym for Christi “CJ” Daugherty, author of the internationally bestselling YA series, Night School, which has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into over twenty-five languages.
“[A] thriller that would be perfect for fans of the television show 24.”—Fortune
“Alias Emma is pure candy for those of us who love a good spy story—this is a novel you'll struggle to put down.”—Business Insider
“Totally addictive . . . Alias Emma is that perfect combination of exciting new character, explosive action scenes, and a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase through the streets of London. Once you start reading, you won’t stop.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner
“Turbo-charged pacing, vivid sense of place, and unforgettable characters add up to Thriller with a capital T.”—Jonathan Kellerman
“I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced, action-packed thriller. Move over, James Bond—there’s a new hero in town, and she’s fantastic.”—Karen Cleveland, New York Times bestselling author of Need to Know
“There are fast reads, and then there are reads that throw you right out of your chair. Alias Emma is in the latter category.”—Linwood Barclay
“A thrilling read with brilliantly likeable protagonists, nonstop heart-pumping action, and multiple twists and turns.”—Lisa Jewell
“Alias Emma is one of those wonderful thrillers you read in a day and know you’ll remember for years.”—James Patterson
“A breathless race across London. The pace never lets up before a heart-stopping conclusion.”—Robert Gold, author of Twelve Secrets
“Alias Emma blew me away. A taut, propulsive thriller with a terrific female protagonist, Alias Emma is a classic spy novel for a modern audience. This has the makings of a first-rate series.”—Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of The Banker’s Wife
“An enthralling, unputdownable read, with a breakneck pace and a premise that sometimes felt all too plausible.”—Elizabeth Kay, author of Seven Lies
“Alias Emma is one thrill of a ride! Action-packed and fast-paced . . . I was riding shotgun alongside Emma and lapped up every spectacular twist and turn. A not-to-be-missed thriller!”—Kathryn Croft, author of The Mother’s Secret
“Perfect for a single-sitting read, Glass’s thriller is an adrenaline-fueled tour of clandestine London. What’s next for Emma Makepeace? More, please.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Nonstop . . . superbly choreographed . . . a great thriller, but this one also gives us a superb, multidimensional protagonist whom readers will be eager to follow anywhere.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Superb . . . Intense, cinematic action propels this terrific old-fashioned thriller neatly brought up to date. Glass is off to an impressive start.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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