Don’t Reply: A Sam Edwards Thriller by Mark A Smart

“You’ve been selected at random for a chance to win £1000. Reply YES to be entered into a free prize draw, or reply STOP to stop future texts.” Don’t Reply. One reply of YES could be catastrophic! Sam Edwards – MI5 Data Analyst. A position so low in the pecking order that he doesn’t even…

51S26EDkpQL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_“You’ve been selected at random for a chance to win £1000. Reply YES to be entered into a free prize draw, or reply STOP to stop future texts.”

Don’t Reply. One reply of YES could be catastrophic!

Sam Edwards – MI5 Data Analyst. A position so low in the pecking order that he doesn’t even need to sign the Official Secrets Act. Why? Because he doesn’t know anything; official, or secret.

So when he suddenly finds himself in the field, untrained and unprepared, with only limited resources available, who does he turn to? His best mates.
Mickey Purver: Handsome, socially inept, hacker extraordinaire.
Dave Sykes: Loudmouthed, loutish, communications genius.
The self proclaimed Geek Squad.

Sam and his team must discover the identity of a bomber, hellbent on destroying London’s finest landmarks, and stop him. Time is running out. But surely there’s time for another pint first?

Praise for Don’t Reply:
“Thrilling and funny. The laughs come at just the right time to ease the ever-growing tension.”
“I have just had to learn how to breath again as I seem to have been holding my breath for 2 hours!!!!”
“I have read the whole book again…brilliant…well done Mark…truly impressed. The chases around London were spot on. Great twist at the end too”
“Smart, that’s possibly the best fight scene I’ve read.”

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“A really good read.”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Jackie

I enjoyed this book from start to finish….and the open end means I can’t wait for book two.
In this age of technology it’s scary to think of what things can be used for other than its intended purpose!!

About the Author

Born in Salisbury, Mark grew up in Gloucestershire where he studied Computer Studies at Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology.

Once final exams were over, and before receiving his results, he moved to Andover in Hampshire where he got his first job as a computer operator working on the then new IBM AS/400.

An avid reader, Mark is a big fan of contemporary thrillers and crime fiction as well as horror, apocalyptic sci-fi and supernatural thrillers.

He’s also a music lover. He’s been a DJ and has also tried to help unsigned artists get discovered.

When speaking about the release of Don’t Reply he said “I always hoped I’d be lucky enough to release at least one creative work on an unsuspecting public. I just always assumed it would be to do with music. But I’m so pleased it’s a book. It’s been an ambition for a long time.”

The idea for his debut novel, Don’t Reply, came when his wife received a spam text message for entry into a prize draw. He thought about replies to the message being used to detonate bombs and the seeds of a story were sown.

Mark now lives in Leicestershire with his wife and son. He never found out if he passed his college course.

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