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The Controller

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A crackerjack thriller ride pitting ex-FBI-agent Lynch and agent Rose against shadowy evil

A propulsive thriller that reminded me of Robert Ludlum's pell-mell books from years back, "The Controller" commences at full speed and never winds down. Disgraced ex-FBI agent Sam Lynch, obsessing over his son's disappearance six years prior, is called back into the fold by Special Agent Sandra Rose after a gruesome home invasion. Lynch is on the trail of a disputed evil underground group called The Railroad, headed by someone who may or may not be called The Controller, and this novel is Lynch's obsession writ large.


Matt Brolly is a deft, sure-handed writer, especially with action scenes, and the plot spits out surprises every few chapters. If I tired slightly of the almost lurid revelations, for much of my two-night read I turned the pages fast, and I'm certain fans of Reacher or even Dan Brown would relish this supernova first volume of the expected Lynch/Rose series.

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After a global finance career, Andres Kabel returned to his hometown of Melbourne to write. His Gentle & Tusk mystery series is two books strong, with a third on the way. Far from crime fiction, his stirring nonfiction tale of the history of nuclear reactors nears publication.

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About the author

He is the bestselling author of the DCI Lambert crime novels, Dead Eyed, Dead Lucky and Dead Embers. The fourth in the series, Dead Time, was released by Canelo in May 2018. May 2019 sees the release of his new thriller, The Controller view profile

Published on May 24, 2019

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100000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Thriller & Suspense

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