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Gollancz Crime HB / ETPB September £14.99 / £13.99 256pp 978 1 473 21996 0 / 978 1 473 21997 7 eBook: £7.99 / 978 1 473 21999 1 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 16930 7 / 10 hrs

‘Gemmell is a master of plot, but his triumph is creating men and women so real that their trials are agony and their triumph is glorious’ – Conn Iggulden

DAVID GEMMELL White Knight / Black Swan a stunning, long-lost and highly sought-after crime novel by the legendary David Gemmell returns to print after twenty-five years.

David Gemmell was the UK’s No. 1 fantasy and historical novelist until his death in 2006. A regular Sunday Times bestseller, and international sensation, his legacy lives on through his novels, his influence on the genre, and through the David Gemmell Legend Awards.

White Knight/Black Swan was David Gemmell's crime thriller debut, first published under a pseudonym in 1993 and long out of print, and highly sought-after by readers. Re-editing and republished under his own name, it’s a must read for fans of his heroic and powerful style.

An action-filled story set in working class London in the 1980’s, Jardine is a bouncer and gang enforcer with a heart of gold. To protect a friend, he goes up against an Irishman demanding protection money – only to realise too late that they work for the same employer.

One act of kindness will lead to murder, betrayal, blackmail and some long-hidden secrets . . .

David Gemmell (1948–2006) was the UK’s No. 1 fantasy author, penning more than thirty novels in a writing career that began in 1984. The author of the ground-breaking Legend as well as the Drenai novels, the Rigante series, the Troy sequence and the hit Jon Shannow sequence, he is one of the most influential novelists in the genre.

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Gollancz Science Fiction & Fantasy • September 2017