About Tony

Tony Kent’s first novel, KILLER INTENT, was one of the ‘must reads’ of 2018. It was selected for the Zoe Ball Book Club. His second thriller, MARKED FOR DEATH, followed and was picked by the Richard & Judy Book Club. His third novel, POWER PLAY, is a highly-topical thriller of corruption and power, cementing Tony’s reputation as one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.

These three books – featuring criminal barrister Michael Devlin and intelligence agent Joe Demspey – are being adapted for television, directed by the award-winning film maker Duncan Jones.

Tony Kent grew up in a close-knit Irish family in London and studied law in Scotland. Now a top-ranking criminal barrister, his case history is full of nationally reported trials, prosecuting and defending of the most serious criminal allegations, including terrorism, corruption, murder, kidnap and fraud.

Prior to his legal career, Tony represented England as a heavyweight boxer and won a host of national amateur titles.

Tony’s love of crime thrillers was inspired by powerhouse writers like Lee Child, Robert Ludlum, John Grisham, David Baldacci and Frederick Forsyth.

Discover the gripping detail and real-life insight in POWER PLAY  – read an extract here.

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