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The most gripping thriller you will ever read

By Nick Louth

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The most gripping thriller you will ever read

By Nick Louth

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Tomorrow should be the greatest day of Erica Stroud-Jones’s life. The brilliant young British scientist has found a revolutionary way to beat a deadly tropical disease.

Millions of lives could be saved, a Nobel Prize beckons.

She is in Amsterdam. Tomorrow she presents her secret research to a scientific conference. Watching her will be sceptics and rivals, admirers and enemies. Erica’s own eyes will be on sculptor Max Carver, her new American love, to whom she wants to dedicate her achievement.

Tomorrow never comes.

Erica vanishes during the night. Max, a tough former coast guard, is determined to find her. As he digs for clues he finds jealousy, malice and cunning. But even he is shocked by the dark terror he finds at the heart of the woman he loves.

Not only a page-turner, Bite gets to the core of the debate about pharmaceutical ethics.

*New book Heartbreaker out now!*

About the author

Nick Louth is a bestselling thriller writer, award-winning financial journalist and an investment commentator. A 1979 graduate of the London School of Economics, he went on to become a Reuters foreign correspondent in 1987. It was an experience at a medical conference in Amsterdam in 1992, while working for Reuters, that gave him the inspiration for Bite, which was self-published in 2007 and went on to become the UK no. 1 Kindle bestseller for several weeks in 2014 before being snapped up by Sphere. It has sold a third of a million copies, and been translated into six languages.

The terrorism thriller Heartbreaker was published in June 2014 and received critical acclaim from Amazon readers, with a 4.6 out of 5 stars on over 100 reviews. Mirror Mirror, subtitled 'When evil and beauty collide', was published in June 2016. The Body in the Marsh, a crime thriller, was published by Canelo in September 2017, with The Body on the Shore following in 2018.

Freelance since 1998, he has been a regular contributor to the Financial Times, Investors Chronicle and Money Observer, and has published nine other books. Nick Louth is married and lives in Lincolnshire.


“Fast, smart and terrifyingly plausible. Bite is a thoroughly assured thriller with an unusual and alarming setting – it sinks its hooks into the reader from the first chapter and does not let go.”

– Jon Henley, Guardian journalist

“When his girlfriend Erica disappears in the middle of the night, Max Carver gets caught up in a plot to unleash a deadly epidemic in this gripping tale of blackmail and revenge. Against the backdrop of a devastating disease, and violent criminals, we discover the terrible secret locked away in a kidnapping years earlier that links Erica to the unfolding events. This a masterful and dexterous weaving together of characters and plot, and a real page turner. Nick Louth will drag you out of your parasite-free comfort zone in this immensely satisfying read.”

– Rosie Carr

“Bite is gripping stuff. Right from the first scene on the plane I was hooked. It is an unusual subject that helps it stand out from most thrillers. There are interesting characters, that again make it different to many run-of-the mill heros in thrillers. The diary entries are so well written, so descriptive of somewhere you just wouldn’t want to be. The whole book is an excellent, gripping read. Get one – you won’t be disappointed!”

– Mrs L. Barker

“Stands up easily against any of the current big name thriller writers. A good story and deals with some important issues.”

– Paul Martin

“This is an utterly gripping thriller. Set in Amsterdam and Africa it covers a subject rarely touched by fiction, meaning it is a book that really stands out from other thrillers. The characters are well formed, believable and again, not the run-of-the mill ‘heroes’ as often in your average thriller. The story starts on a plane – I was hooked within the first few pages. Part of the book is as a diary which is beautifully written but also is so descriptive you know you would not want to be there yourself. This is a real page turner – buy a copy & you won’t be able to put it down until you finish it!”

– L. Oliver
Published: 01/10/2007
Edition: 1st
Pages: 318
Formats: paperback - ISBN 9780955493928
ebook - ISBN 9780857193797
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