James Phelan
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James Phelan

"Jed Walker is right there in Reacher's rear-view mirror." -- Lee Child

James Phelan is a Melbourne-based writer. He has studied and taught writing at a post graduate level, and has been a full-time novelist since the age of 25. His first book was the author interview collection LITERATI: Australian Contemporary Literary Figures Discuss Fear, Frustrations and Fame (John Wiley & Sons, 2005). His thriller novels featuring investigative journalist Lachlan Fox include FOX HUNT (Hachette, 2006), PATRIOT ACT (2007), BLOOD OIL (2008), LIQUID GOLD (2009), RED ICE (2010). His ALONE trilogy of Young Adult post-apocalyptic novels are titled CHASERS (Hachette, 2010), SURVIVOR (2011) and QUARANTINE (2011). James has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines, having worked at The Age from 2000-2006, and has contributed to short story anthologies and serialised novels, including: PICTURE THIS (Penguin, 2010), WATCHLIST (Vanguard, 2010), and the GET READING! anthology (2011). His latest novels are a thriller introducing a new character, Jed Walker, THE SPY (Hachette 2013), a 13-book Young Adult series THE LAST THIRTEEN (Scholastic, Sept 2013 and monthly in 2014), and several other projects. You can find James at www.jamesphelan.com


"James Phelan is one of the hottest thriller writers to arrive on the scene in years. His hero, Lachlan Fox, is just the kind of gritty man the world needs in a time of crisis." -- Vince Flynn

"Drawn to a keen edge, smart, resilent Lachlan Fox is a tough, savvy hero who takes the reader on a fast and furious ride through a complicated maze of timely political intrigue. James Phelan has earned a new avid fan." -- Steve Berry

"James Phelan has produced a big, juicy, rollicking tale in the spirit of Robert Ludlum. We haven't seen an international thriller like this for a long time. Let's hope Lachlan Fox is planning on getting into more trouble in the near future!" --Jeffery Deaver

"Insider secrets and violent power plays fuel the exciting new international thriller by James Phelan. From dark alleys to elite board rooms, this tale will rivet you with its fresh take on global politics and the fascinating men and women who pull the strings." -- Gayle Lynds

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    • The Agency

    • By: James Phelan
    • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
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    It's 2005, and Jed Walker has just joined the CIA. As a 10-year veteran of Air Force Special Operations, Walker is used to being at the pointy end of things....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Lazy writing, guy who hates conservative Americans

    • By Thomas on 07-20-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Hunted

    • Jed Walker Series, Book 2
    • By: James Phelan
    • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 343

    When the line between the good and the bad becomes blurred, when the hunters become the hunted, only one man can save us all....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good series

    • By Gman on 05-07-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Kill Switch

    • Jed Walker Series, Book 3
    • By: James Phelan
    • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    Jed Walker, ex CIA-operative, has thwarted Zodiac twice before. But this time nothing will prepare him for what he uncovers. Walker has 48 hours, and the countdown has begun....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By Jim McLaughlin on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Spy

    • Jed Walker Series, Book 1
    • By: James Phelan
    • Narrated by: Mulraney Adrian
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 617
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 567
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 568

    For ex-CIA operative Jed Walker, chaos is his profession. On the outer, burned by his former agency, he is determined to clear his name. Stopping Zodiac is the only way....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Performance

    • By Robert on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Fox Hunt

    • By: James Phelan
    • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    When the world faces a deadly threat from a lost weapon, disillusioned ex-Navy operative Lachlan Fox is forced back into action....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A decent read

    • By Stuart on 06-10-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Patriot Act

    • By: James Phelan
    • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In the wrong hands the ECHELON surveillance program could bring down governments and threaten the safety of millions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this character. Great action, I'm hooked!

    • By twiggray on 07-24-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Liquid Gold

    • By: James Phelan
    • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The hotly anticipated fourth installment in the action-packed thriller series guaranteed to appeal to Matthew Reilly fans. Water promises to be to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th....

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Red Ice

    • By: James Phelan
    • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    After the CIA claim they won’t negotiate with terrorists, Umbra begins to cut off the natural gas supply to Europe....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Blood Oil

    • By: James Phelan
    • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Now working as an investigative journalist, Lachlan Fox takes a trip to Africa brings him face to face with a horror that could change him forever....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ho Hum

    • By despinne on 08-29-14

    Regular price: $27.97

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