Pages: 480
Subject: Fiction, Translated Fiction
Imprint: Point Blank


Peter Beck

Translated by Jamie Bulloch
Jack Reacher meets George Smiley in this thrilling opener to a breathtaking new series set in the world of Swiss financial crime
9781786073259 (1 Mar 2018)
RRP £12.99

The Book

When a helicopter explodes, leaving behind a dead client and colleague, Tom Winter, head of security for an elite Swiss bank, teams up with the mysterious Egyptian businesswoman Fatima to follow the money trail through Switzerland and from there on a whistle-stop chase around the world.

With the NSA watching their every move, it's not long before Winter, a former special forces commander, and Fatima realize that in fact they are the hunted, not the hunters, and that their very survival depends on Tom's coolness and quick thinking.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction, Translated Fiction
Pages 480
Imprint Point Blank


About the Author

Peter Beck studied psychology and economics in Bern, Switzerland, where he also gained a doctorate. He has an MBA from Manchester Business School, UK, and a black belt in judo. Today, Peter Beck helps businesses in Bern to shape their corporate culture. Damnation is his first novel.

Jamie Bulloch's translations include Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes, which was longlisted for the 2016 IMPAC award and the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke, which won the 2014 Schlegel-Tieck Prize. He lives in London.


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