Audible releases thrilling new audio drama 6 Degrees of Assassination

When the British Prime Minister is gunned down in the middle of the street, it’s up to MI5’s Counter Terrorism Unit to find the culprit…

Edge-of-your-seat political thriller Six Degrees of Assassination was released today as a five hour series by Audible. A brand new and original audio drama, Six Degrees of Assassination stars Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who) and Hermione Norris (Spooks). 

Written for Audible by Matt J. Arlidge (Silent Witness), the action follows an MI5 investigation into the assassination of the British Prime Minister. Six people, from assassin to mastermind, are unravelled from a web-like, complex chain of command – each of them a vital step towards uncovering the truth.

On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London.  Just two months after the general election which saw his government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory.

Suddenly, a man appears out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest. Step forward Alex Cartwright, MI5 Chief Counter Terrorism Officer (Andrew Scott) who must find out the truth. But it’s easier said than done, as he discovers that whoever ordered the assassination has covered their tracks very well indeed…

Writer Matt J. Arlidge says of the new series: “John F Kennedy, Mahatma Ghandi, Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln. Political assassination is a crime that echoes through the ages. But what it would be like if it happened here? ‘Six Degrees of Assassination’ is a visceral, edge-of-your-seat drama that charts the fallout from the shocking murder of the British Prime Minister. As in Peter Morgan’s ‘The Queen’, it explores the nation’s reaction to an epoch-making event, whilst delivering a conspiracy thriller worthy of ‘Homeland’.”

Six Degrees of Assassination also stars Freema Agyeman as Alex’s main ally in Thames House, MI5 Counter Terrorism Officer Ellen Townsend, and Hermione Norris as the Prime Minister’s wife Sandra Campbell along with Julian Rhind-Tutt (The Hour, Green Wing), Geraldine Somerville (Harry Potter) and Clive Mantle (Game of Thrones, Casualty).

Six Degrees of Assassination is available on Audible.co.uk, as well as Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire, the Audible apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8, PC, Mac and some MP3 players.

Sign-up to Audible and download the five hour audio product for free!  www.audible.co.uk/6degrees

For more information contact Felicity Denham or Chris McCrudden at Midas PR on 0207 3617860

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