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the alex king series

Written by Amazon best-selling author Anthony Bateman

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BOOK 

 

When the hunt for the female assassin who killed his sister proves futile, King returns to MI5 where he is propositioned by a secretive organisation headed by a familiar face. King takes on both the Russian intelligence services and organised crime to halt them bypassing sanctions and flooding the UK market with forged sovereigns cast from seized Nazi gold in a bid to sink Britain's economy.

 

Meanwhile in Marseilles, Caroline Darby is hunting the same assassin who killed her aunt and attacked her parents. With King fighting on another front, the team backs her up but they soon discover that the CIA have an interest in their quarry. The race is on to catch a killer before she finds help from an unexpected source.
 

King closes in on the forging operation in Estonia but doesn't know who to trust as the parameters of the operation change, and he realises that he should never have left Caroline in France, hoping he is not too late before the assassin closes in.
 

©2022 A P Bateman (P)2023 A P Bateman

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Once again A P Bateman does it again!!!

Loved Sovereign Power! Another superb novel written by A P Bateman made even better with continuing the winning formula with Joe Mills narrating, who is the only person who can ever bring the main character of Alex King to life and do this awesome novel justice!!! Once again the production is on point with the sound effects etc! Highly recommend!!! 👍🏻💯👍🏻

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Doesn't Dissappoint

Very much enjoyed this series grown with some great characters coming and sometimes going. this really builds on the others and a great listen.

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It has been 20 years since MI6 gave King a new identity, and now somebody knows the truth. A killer is taunting him, killing those King was once close to in a bid to force him out into the open.

MI5 is under cyber-attack. GCHQ have found the source of the cyber-terrorism and have uncovered transcripts naming a spy within the UK government. Dispatching a team to investigate, they discover a link between the source of the cyber-terrorism and the man contracted to kill King.

King investigates old enemies in the hope of finding his would-be assassin, but soon uncovers a plot that if unchecked, will devastate Ukraine and could trigger World War Three.

©2022 A P Bateman (P)2022 A P Bateman

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Action

Loved the narration of Joe Mills, you could feel the pace and action. We have twists, some unexpected deaths, and with plenty of action , Oh and intrigue in the spades.

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Superb!

Once again A P Bateman (Author) & Joe Mills (Narrator) are absolutely phenomenal!!! Another audiobook that will sit very nicely top of the collection!!!

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Timeline: 20 years ago.

A delegation of OPEC executives and intelligence operatives working deep undercover are taken hostage in Angola and moved across the border into the Congo. The region is recovering from 30 years of civil and tribal war, and international oil contracts are up for grabs, but only if the area can be deemed stable. The standoff must be ended quickly, but the newly appointed Angolan government will not grant Britain permission to deploy the SAS and has charged the woefully under-skilled defense force with rescuing the hostages.

Alex King has much to prove. His first mission to halt a coup by a splinter cell of the IRA and London criminals was deemed a failure, and his mentor Peter Stewart is having second thoughts about training him for the field. The brief is simple: Avoid an international incident, and bring home the hostages. The reality is altogether more deadly.

A small force of mercenaries led by Stewart and King must cross into the Congo and take on the Southside Boys - a gang of tribal rebels and boy soldiers, high on drugs and violence, who have made kidnapping, rape, and murder their way of life.

©2021 Anthony Bateman (P)2022 Anthony Bateman

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Another Home Run!

Another fantastic novel by A P Bateman! The Narrator - Joe Mills executes another brilliant performance, loved all of the additional sound effects to add that bit extra in the production! A P Bateman is definitely a go to Author.

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A very entertaining story!

What an excellent introduction to A.P. Bateman’s Alex king series – yep there are 12 that came before this one, but I haven’t read or listened to them yet! And yet is the operative word in this case.

The Congo Contract is not only action-packed, but also filled with a cast of flawed characters who are easy to identify with not to mention easy to like. The story line is filled with action, twists, and turns as well as plenty of intrigue and betrayal. Enough so that my head was spinning. Furthermore, the storyline felt like it was pulled from the headline of a newspaper from the not-so-distant past. This review is based on a very well narrated audiobook I received from the author.

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When a deniable mission to infiltrate Albanian and Russian organized crime is compromised, the Security Service distance themselves ahead of political fallout, leaving their missing operatives off the grid with no clue to their status.

Alex King is re-evaluating his options after a rogue mission has cost him his career. He has sworn to leave the shadowy world he knows behind, but to do so would mean the fate of his closest friend will remain a mystery. He has questions, but the answers lie with an asset who had been supplying MI5 with information from within the inner circle of the Russian mafia. 

With the Russian mafia on one side and the Albanian brotherhood on the other, getting the asset out is just the beginning in what will be a dirty war fought against a ruthless enemy who have no limits and hold all the cards.

©2020 A P Bateman (P)2021 A P Bateman   

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AVAILABLE AUTUMN 2024

Amazon number one best seller for over three weeks

BOOK 1

When an MI6 agent is found to be keeping records of his missions to protect himself from betrayal he unwittingly makes himself a priority target. But how do you silence the most dangerous man imaginable? Send him into hell on earth....

While Alex King is sent into Northern Iraq to tidy the loose ends of a botched mission, the archipelago of Indonesia is under communist threat from within its own military.

 

A consortium of worried businessmen call for desperate measures and seek the services of an assassin. But what if MI6 could be duped into taking care of their problems for them? With secret links to China the communist contingent threatens Britain's trade initiatives with the largest mineral producing country on the planet. 

In the dark world of intelligence it seems that everybody has their price.

©2016 Anthony P Bateman (P)2019 Anthony P Bateman

THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY BEING RE-RECORDED AS A SPECIAL EDITION

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Brilliant

A rip roaring exciting story, excellently read and superbly written - Joe Mills does a fabulous job of narration.

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Great Action story brought alive by narrator

The book was a great action thriller brought alive by the narrator who brought a clear vision of it all close your eyes and you were there.

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Wonderful narration

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, exciting and well written. The narrator was brilliant, in fact, the accents were so good I began to wonder if there could be more than one.

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Fantastic!!!!

I was looking for something different and thought that I would give A P Bateman’s books a try and The Contract Man archived the desired effect I was looking for!!! Absolutely loved this novel and is one gripping, thrill ride espionage novel! The Narrator - Joe Mills is magnificent, his narrating voice and character impersonations are brilliant and sounds like a full cast of actors and forget that it’s a one man band production! The Contract Man is superb and now to start the rest of the Alex King series.

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BOOK 12

 

It had been a well-orchestrated defection when King put a Russian bio-weapons scientist on a British submarine under heavy gunfire. But he should have checked. Should have checked that the asset wasn’t contaminated. Tragically infected with the biological agent she was smuggling to the West, King has been burdened not only by her fate, but of the 118 men onboard the submarine when it disappeared.  

Aurora is the world’s foremost green energy pioneer and operate an R&D facility onboard a ring of former oil rigs anchored in the Barents Sea. Now a UNESCO green sanctuary, no military presence is permitted within an area the size of France. Aurora has discovered the sunken British submarine and a neutral consortium has been contracted to salvage the vessel and tow it to the Faroe Islands, where the Royal Navy will take possession under the eyes of the world’s press. 

With cutting-edge technology, weapons, and a terrible secret on board, King is sent to defend Britain’s interests, but soon discovers foreign agents have a more deadly agenda. 

©2021 A P Bateman (P)2021 A P Bateman

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A newly formed terrorist group has declared war on the world’s richest people. The choice is simple. The rich can give away their wealth to escape an assassin’s bullet, or they can die. When the wealthiest five people are dead, a new death list will be publicly declared. 

When a British billionaire is assassinated, MI5 agent Alex King is sent to investigate. With the killings carried out by a sniper of tremendous skill, King’s dark past makes him the best man for the task.

King soon discovers attempts to corrupt the investigation and investment links to a prominent cabinet member. Only when an attempt is made on his own life does King suspect there is more to the group’s declaration than first appeared. 

King faces an impossible task. With multi-billionaires giving so much of their wealth to charities, the terrorist group are regarded by many as heroes of a new world order. 

As King closes in, the fight becomes personal.

©2019 Anthony Bateman (P)2020 Anthony Bateman

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Brilliant!

 I really enjoy the Alex King books & this was excellent, fast paced, good detail & brilliant narration, looking forward to book 5 now.

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When his mission is shut down from political pressure, deniable MI5 operative Alex King seeks revenge for a team member and takes on the man responsible.

 

But in Washington DC, the political landscape changes so quickly that his enemy is now more powerful than anyone could have imagined.

Secret Service agent Rachel Beam has been given a sensitive case without the usual hierarchy protocols. As she digs deeper, what at first looks like a rogue MI5 agent committing a crime spree on US soil, seems more like someone creating a trail and sending a message. But for whom?

From the streets of Washington DC and the home of the Secret Service, to the wilds of Alaska and its remote gold mining country, King has to stay one step ahead of a tenacious agent and an assassin who will stop at nothing to put a stop to his pursuit for retribution.

©2019 A P Bateman (P)2021 A P Bateman

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BOOK 16
 

King battles with his conscience and ruthless enemies as he deposes an African dictator and installs a new leader. But is he the best man for the job, and can King make a difference in a region known only for corruption and killing?

©2023 A P Bateman (P)2023 A P Bateman

 

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Alex King at his best

Another great Alex king book plenty going on in it just sad that it finished could listen to it all the time roll on the next one.

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Maybe the best book of the series

Excellent book. It’s hard not to like King. Can’t wait to listen to the next one.

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Just keeps getting better…

Been really looking forward to the latest King being release and it seems quite a while. This sure didn’t disappoint and the story went along at a good pace and gripping plot. Plenty of the action you would expect and all fantastically bought to life by Joe Mills in his unique and excellent delivery.

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Once again, a superb story

Great story from Bateman, believable characters. Excellent performance from Joe Mills. Story could have had one more chapter, rounding things off.

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Kingmaker

Excellent narration from Joe Mills, who brings out the characters, action and suspense. 

 

 

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Another Hit!!!

A P Bateman is the real deal and once again another superb Alex King novel and made even better by the Narrator - Joe Mills!!!

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BOOK 17

Their symbol is an iron fist. Each finger represented by a country with an agenda. Five countries forming a new axis of evil that plots against the West and democracy. An organisation that nobody knew existed until luck intervened.


MI5 has a new director and its special operations wing has been disbanded. King and the team are scattered around the globe. British intelligence has been compromised, data breached and AI interfaced cyber-warfare a reality.

 

They seem untouchable but so were King and the team, and now they have their sights on a ruthless enemy and won't stop until the job is done.

©2023 A P Bateman (P)2023 A P Bateman

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Alex King and the team back together

With new 'band' members and a fresh storyline. I'm very glad I purchased this and couldn't put it down.

It's a cracking audiobook well read by Joe Mills, A P Bateman not lost his touch, if anything left me wanting more. if your an Alex King fan then get stuck in. If new to him ( them) then a great start. Really enjoyed this, I'm on my 2nd pass through the Alex King series and it's timing was perfect. Recommend.

 

 

Chapeau A P Bateman & Joe Mills

Another fantastic novel written by A P Bateman, brought to life and given the justice it deserves by the Narrator - Joe Mills who is absolutely superb!!! Roll on The Enemy 😀💯👍🏻💯😀

Action packed with a gripping and clever story line

Fast paced action from the start, a gripping story line and a unexpected and powerful twist.

Mitch Rapp in a credible UK form

Alex is alive through Joe’s narration, the team are back together and the world is a safer place. Can’t wait for the next in series.

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Strength to strength

Well done AP and Joe as another great listen and had me hooked from start to finish. I couldn’t put it down and finished it in two days with having to do some work in between.! Looking forward to the next instalment!

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BOOK 18

The enemy is everywhere. Lurking in the shadows, hacking networks and striking at the heart of freedom and democracy. They have infiltrated government and have changed the course of political agenda. MI5 have suffered at the hands of this enemy. Good people lost, lives changed forever. One man is the link to the so-called Iron Fist. A network of spies and saboteurs working for five countries in a new axis of evil, and King and the team won't stop until they find him.

©2023 A P Bateman (P)2023 A P Bateman

 

 

Action packed with a thrilling ending

I applaud the author for their creativity, and on reaching the end, the beginning makes a lot more sense. I listened to the audio version narrated by Joe Mills, which was a pleasure. He brought each character to life with what seemed like effortless accent switches. He was the unseen storyteller who made the characters jump off the page and into my imagination. This requires a deep understanding of the text and the ability to interpret the author’s intentions and convey them through vocal expression. The use of added background sound to heighten the experience was a huge bonus.


For those who love action-packed reads with thrilling endings, I highly recommend The Enemy. I am looking forward to discovering the next instalment.

The Enemy

Another fast action thriller from Mr Bateman. Gripping from the very first page this is a round the world tour full of twists and turns. Highly recommended for fans of action thrillers. Well worth it's 5 stars. Joe Mills narration was once again spot on.

 

 

Magnificent

Yes A P Bateman! Just finished The Enemy and another fantastic novel in your Alex King series that’s superbly narrated by Joe Mills!!! Roll on for Die Trying.

 

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Killing Fields

Well that was very intense! After I finished listening I felt like I could relax a bit and a great weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Who really wins??? I'm at a loss for more verbiage. The narrator did an excellent job bringing the characters and story to life. The sound effects added another great dimension .

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Great!

I was a little worried about listening to this book because it's in a series and not the fiest book in the series. I felt like I'd might miss some little details that flow from book to book but that wasn't the case at all. Honestly enjoyed this book. It was full of action and well read.

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A SPIN-OFF FROM THE ALEX KING SERIES

For ex-SAS and current MI5 Officer Dave Lomu, Fiji was his childhood home.

 

Leaving under a cloud and not looking back for 20 years means there is little left for him in paradise.

 

But when his family call for help, he returns to a world of ruthless developers, police and government corruption, and the murder of a boy and the disappearance of the half-sister he never knew he had.

 

Lomu has a particular set of skills and is determined to get answers.

©2022 A P Bateman (P)2022 A P Bateman

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An unprecedented flow of heroin has entered Europe and police and law enforcement agencies have no idea from where. Local criminals have been drafted in to push the product with no charge to the end user. Free heroin to all. But who is responsible and what is their agenda? With a contract on his head, King has to meet his enemies head-on while the team cross paths with Russian agents and mafia kingpins as they hunt down the heroin and put a stop to the degradation of society as Russia tries to weaken Europes resolve.




©2024 A P Bateman (P)2024 A P Bateman




















 

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Thriller

This book has action, violence and intrigue. A great thriller. I enjoyed the narration of Joe Mills, who brings out the suspense and action. Perfect.

 

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Never Go Back!

Sometimes it is a mistake to go back to ones childhood home. When Big Dave is called home to Fiji after 20 years away fighting with the SAS and as a mercenary he is well equipped to help fight the wrongs that are affecting his family and kinsfolk. Corruption and men who will do anything to get their way stand in his way. He makes discoveries about himself that he never dreamt of. Joe Mills narration is excellent and the whole book is well produced.
 

 

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Six guests, a deadly game, one survivor... A new game reserve in South Africa plays host to six people all connected to the mysterious owner. But why are they all here? And how will they survive the weekend?



(C)  2024 AP BATEMAN (P) 2024 AP BATEMAN

 

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Dangerous Game

What a cracking story! Original and exciting. This is edge of the seat listening from

A P Bateman, not for the faint of heart the story is very gruesome at times but it certainly kept me hooked