17th February 2020 - Blaise McGowan
BIG NEWS! Coming in 2021. Pre-order Cold Justice here:
Sphere to publish debut thriller by Ant Middleton, million-selling, number one Sunday Times author of First Man In and The Fear Bubble and leader of SAS: Who Dares Wins.
Little, Brown Book Group has acquired two thrillers from TV star and bestselling author Ant Middleton. The books were acquired by Sphere Fiction Publishing Director Ed Wood from Amanda Harris at YMU.
Ant Middleton served in the Royal Marines, 9 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers and the Special Boat Service – the ‘holy trinity’ of UK elite special forces. He shot to fame with the hit Channel 4 series, SAS: Who Dares Wins, as well as starring in solo shows Mutiny, Extreme Everest, and Straight Talking with Liam Payne.
Middleton’s non-fiction books have been massive bestsellers, with his debut autobiography First Man In going to number one in the Sunday Times chart, passing 750,000 copies and earning him a rare Nielsen Gold Award. He followed it with a second Sunday Times number one bestseller, The Fear Bubble.
COLD JUSTICE, the first Ant Middleton novel, will publish in autumn 2021. The main character, Mallory, is ex-Special Forces, forced to leave after a fatal, vengeful decision. Now he walks the world, helping those in need, running away from a past he’d rather forget and the killer inside him.
‘Ant Middleton is without question the biggest new star this country has seen in years,’ said Ed Wood. ‘He’s an inspiration to millions, someone unafraid to speak out, who has been to hell and back and now wants to raise people up. His vision, and his authenticity, will make this the biggest thriller debut of the decade.’
Ant Middleton said: ‘I have been blown away by the response and support I’ve received for my books, it’s been incredible. I am genuinely passionate about my publishing so I’m excited to work with Ed at Sphere and write my first thriller, a book that will reach even more readers around the globe. Some say I’ve lived life to extremes, and lots of my life already reads like fiction. I know COLD JUSTICE will bring those unbelievable, real-life stories to vivid colour!
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