The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell reissue

I just spotted this reissue in a bookshop today. When I looked it up online I discovered it was published yesterday.

The Rhythm Section is the first of four thrillers by Mark Burnell featuring the character Stephanie Patrick and was first published in 1999.

A movie is due out next year so I guess the publisher Harper Collins is doing a sort of pre-tie-in before the actual tie-in edition comes out.

I read one of the four books some years ago and enjoyed it. I’ll probably be picking this up eventually.

The blurb follows and it puts me in mind of Nikita.

Soon to be a major motion picture, from the producers of the James Bond film series, starring Jude Law and Blake Lively.

She has nothing to lose and only revenge to live for

She thought her life was over…

Stephanie Patrick’s life is destroyed by the crash of flight NE027: her family was on board and there were no survivors.

Devastated, she falls into a world of drugs and prostitution – until the day she discovers that the crash wasn’t an accident, but an act of terrorism.

Filled with rage, and with nothing left to lose, she joins a covert intelligence organization. But throughout her training and operations she remains focused on one goal above all: revenge.