OUT NOW: The Freedom Broker by K. J. Howe
Today Midas PR, K. J. Howe and Headline Books are celebrating the release of The Freedom Broker, the author K.J. Howe’s debut novel.
As well as being a debut author, K. J Howe, or Kimberley as we know her, is the Executive Director of Thriller Fest, the US’ biggest crime/thriller book festival and the annual meeting of the International Thriller Writers organisation. Born in Toronto, Canada, K.J Howe also has a Masters in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and has won several writing awards, including three Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense.
Published by Headline, the protagonist of The Freedom Broker is Thea Paris, one of the world’s most elite kidnapping negotiators and the only woman in her field. Undercover operations and high-risk extractions are a part of daily life for Thea. Her only objective: getting her hostages out alive, at any cost.
But Thea is about to face her toughest challenge yet to free a very special client: her father. An oil tycoon on the verge of a world-altering deal, Thea’s father Nicos is snatched off his yacht in Greece from right under Thea’s nose. With no ransom demands and only cryptic messages left in Latin, Thea knows it will take all her experience and resolve to bring her father home alive. But with traumatic memories of her brother’s kidnapping still haunting her and trying to hide her diabetes from her colleagues, Thea Paris could have finally met her match.
The reception for The Freedom Broker has been phenomenal with endorsements from the likes of Lee Child, Peter James, Kathy Reichs, Lisa Gardner and Steve Berry. Kim is in the UK on her first international book tour, and will be interviewed about her in-depth research for The Freedom Broker, her writing journey and her experiences of ThrillerFest on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Essex, BBC Radio Outlook, Arts Hour and many more.
For more information on K.J. Howe, please visit her website.