AFN CLARKE is a fulltime author, son of a British MI6 operative, pilot, sailor, screenwriter, father of four who's lived all over the world, served in the British Army and recovered from the physical/emotional traumas of war.  His bestselling memoir CONTACT was serialized in a British new More...



The Jonas Trust Deception, another Thomas Gunn thriller by bestselling author AFN Clarke, follows The Orange Moon Affair, a "hard to put down", "5-star novel by a 5-star author". Thomas (ex-Special Forces) goes on high alert after a desperate message from his journalist friend, Morgan. She's in danger. But where? And why? Rushing to her ranch he finds it being torn apart by a highly-trained female assassin of East European descent, with a mysterious butterfly tattoo on her neck. An image that sends his mind reeling. Dread seeping into his soul.

In her ongoing investigations, Morgan may have uncovered something even more explosive and far-reaching than the Orange Moon conspiracy.  If so, her enemies will want both her and her information destroyed. Racing to follow tangled leads, Thomas and his girlfriend Julie are thrust into the deadly path of Mexican drug cartels, corrupt politicians, unscrupulous financial brokers like Jonas T Purdue, the FBI, the UK intelligence services and their arch nemesis Marika Keskküla. What deception binds these unlikely "players" together? What's their power struggle really about? And even more personally disturbing, why the constant links back to a secret mission in Afghanistan, that Thomas has tried so hard to forget?

Outraged by the feeling of constantly being "played", Thomas decides to turn the tables on the faceless "puppeteers" by taking an action so bold, so dangerous, and so unexpected, that even his team fear he's lost his mind. Has he? Or can he expose the "vermin" at the top and finally eliminate them forever?

"Like The Orange Moon Affair...a fantastic, all-absorbing read...classy, complex and cunningly compelling." 5 Stars, Thalia.

"One of the first thrillers I've ever read that wasn't packed with cliches, stock characters and hackneyed plot turns...a genuinely thrilling won't be able to put it down...this book does more than entertain, it intoxicates." 5 Stars, Veritas Vincit "Bill".
"Edge of your seat material. AFN Clarke is a powerful force in the thriller genre..." 5 Stars, John Staughton.
AFN Clarke, a former Captain of Britain's elite Parachute Regiment and son of an MI6 operative, is the bestselling author of Contact as well as Collisions, An Unquiet American, Dry Tortugas, The Book of Baker Series (Dreams from the Death Age; Armageddon; Genesis Revisited) and now the new Thomas Gunn thriller series. Visit for more information and leave us your email for future updates. Deep appreciation for any reviews.

Book length: 331 pages.