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  • Published: 1 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780091953157
  • Imprint: Del Rey
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99

The Clown Service

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Spooks meets The X-Files with a generous helping of Le Carré, and a dash of Stephen King.

Toby Greene has been reassigned.

The Department: Section 37 Station Office, Wood Green.

The Boss: August Shining, an ex-Cambridge, Cold War-era spy.

The Mission: Charged with protecting Great Britain and its interests from paranormal terrorism.

The Threat: An old enemy has returned, and with him Operation Black Earth, a Soviet plan to create the ultimate insurgents by re-animating the dead.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780091953157
  • Imprint: Del Rey
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Guy Adams

Guy Adams lives in Spain, surrounded by rescue animals. Some of them are his family.

Having spent over ten years working as a professional actor and comedian, eventually he decided he’d quite like to eat regularly, so switched careers and became a full-time writer. Nobody said he was clever. Against all odds he managed to stay busy and since then he has written over twenty books.

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Praise for The Clown Service

“The Clown Service is fun and rips along like the finest episode of the old Avengers series”

The Independent on Sunday

“I just couldn’t put it down … highly recommended”


“The Clown Service is a great beginning to what could become a classic series. Guy Adams has all his pieces in place, and ably demonstrates what he can do with them. If the dark gods of publishing -- and his audience -- so decree. … one of my top three reads of the year”


“it feels like Men in Black but a lot more British and sensibly funny”

The Bookbag

“This is the spy thriller that Douglas Adams never wrote ... it’s hilarious and well worth your time”

Starburst magazine

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