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The Last Protector

by (author) Simon Gervais

Amazon Publishing
Initial publish date
Nov 2021
Military, Crime, Police Procedural
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From the acclaimed author of the Pierce Hunt series comes a thrilling novel featuring a Secret Service agent who takes on a ruthless foe to protect the country he serves and the woman he loves.

Former air force combat rescue officer Special Agent Clayton White now works for the Secret Service performing routine escort missions for politicians. These missions may not be quite as exciting as his time in the military, but Clayton’s okay with that. It gives him more time to see his girlfriend, Veronica Hammond—an archaeologist who also happens to be the vice president elect’s daughter.

But Clayton’s seemingly manageable new routine takes a startling turn when South African mercenaries target Veronica at an awards gala celebrating her work. After this attempt on Veronica’s life, Clayton enters a complicated web of lies, betrayal, and dangerous government secrets.

As Clayton gets closer to the truth, he encounters unexpected foes pitted against questionable allies. With enemies at every turn, the only constant Clayton can rely on is Veronica. But when the threat against her turns on him, too, he faces an impossible choice: love or country.

About the author

A former federal agent specialized in protective operations and counterterrorism, Simon Gervais spent nearly twenty years in the military and in law enforcement. His assignments took him all over Europe and the Middle East. 
Hunt Them Down, the first book in a new series featuring Pierce Hunt, a disavowed DEA special agent, comes out on January 1st, 2019, by Amazon Publishing imprint Thomas & Mercer. 
"[An] action-packed series launch by Simon Gervais..." —Publishers Weekly
"One of the most anticipated action thrillers of the year..." —The Real Book Spy
"Gervais is a thriller writer to watch..." —Library Journal
"Gervais dishes out lavish suspense to keep a reader glued..." —AuthorLink Magazine
Simon's debut novel THE THIN BLACK LINE became an international bestseller and his writing received accolades from Publishers Weekly, The Library Journal, the Providence Journal and the Toronto Star. 
His second novel A RED DOTTED LINE is a national bestseller and received praise from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille.
"A RED DOTTED LINE reminds us of what thrillers are supposed to be: thrilling. Gervais, a former anti-terrorist agent, knows the world that he writes about and illuminates the dark threats we all face on the global stage. A RED DOTTED LINE will entertain, educate, and engage even the most jaded reader of international thrillers." —#1 NYT bestselling author Nelson Demille
A THICK CRIMSON LINE —Simon's third novel in his Mike Walton series— came out on April 24, 2018. 
Simon lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children. He's an avid boater and skier.

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Editorial Reviews

“Gervais’s brisk series kickoff, which jumps around the world, is built on the tension underlying the tenuous alliances among the sort of power-hungry villains who will stop at nothing. Well-modulated action scenes alternate with showdowns that reposition the pawns.” Kirkus Reviews

“[A] solid thriller from Gervais…” Publishers Weekly

“Gervais has already cemented himself as one of the supreme writers in the genre, and this newest novel only adds to it. This is a book that thriller fans won’t want to miss.” —Stuart Ashenbrenner, Best Thriller Books

“A thrill ride from the first page to the last! Simon Gervais is coming in hot with The Last Protector. Looking for action, intrigue, and suspense? This is your novel! Move it to the top of your list!” —Jack Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil’s Hand

The Last Protector, by Simon Gervais, is a perfectly built, spellbinding thriller with true heart and depth woven into the blood-soaked and bone-crunching action. Relentlessly paced, authentic, and utterly engrossing, The Last Protector knocked me off my feet.” —Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Gray Man

“Simon Gervais writes with an insider’s knowledge, putting us in the shoes of someone working close-protection assignments. Tightly plotted and lightning fast, The Last Protector is a must-read.” —Marc Cameron, New York Times bestselling author of Stone Cross and Tom Clancy Code of Honor

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