The Fairfax Incident


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Polis Books
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5.4 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Terrence McCauley is the award-winning author of three James Hicks thrillers: SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, A MURDER OF CROWS, and A CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS, as well as the historical crime thrillers PROHIBITION and SLOW BURN (all available from Polis Books. He is also the author of the World War I novella THE DEVIL DOGS OF BELLEAU WOOD, the proceeds of which go directly to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. His story El Cambalache was nominated for the Thriller Award by International Thriller Writers. Terrence has had short stories featured in Thuglit, Spintetingler Magazine, Shotgun Honey, Big Pulp and other publications. He is a member of the New York City chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers and the International Crime Writers Association. A proud native of The Bronx, NY, he is currently writing his next work of fiction. Please visit his website at or follow him at @terrencepmccauley.


Praise for THE FAIRFAX INCIDENT "Well-developed characters, snappy dialog, and plenty of action make this hard-boiled thriller a perfect book for those who enjoy Raymond Chandler." Library Journal "A total knockout. A slam-bang mystery and a story that just won't quit. You will not put it down." --Timothy Hallinan, author of the Poke Rafferty and Junior Bender novels "McCauley has merged a classic detective story with a full-on actioner, and it works beautifully." Booklist "An intriguing standalone from McCauley...readers will hope to see more of the likeable, capable Charlie." Publishers Weekly "Readers will be glued to the pages." --Suspense Magazine
Praise for the novels of Terrence McCauley
"In our new reality, Terrence McCauley's A Conspiracy of Ravens is not far from the realm of possibility. He hits all the right notes while creating an simultaneously entertaining and frightening scenario. Read it." ―Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of What You Break
"Two parts noir and three parts adrenaline-packed intrigue, A Conspiracy Of Ravens is gritty and fast and taut―all the right stuff when it comes to a good, no, a great thriller." ―Marc Cameron, New York Times bestselling author
"Boasts tech savvy, international settings, nail-biting action, and an arsenal of twists." ―Kirkus Reviews
"Stunning set pieces...Solid fare for no-nonsense spy fans." ―Booklist
"This exuberant thriller is, as they say, torn from today's headlines...McCauley is also a wonderful dialogue writer...this one really sparks." ―Booklist (starred review)
"Terrence McCauley has written an exciting, fast-paced thriller. Readers of conventional spy novels will discover that today's intelligence community and work bear little resemblance to what in retrospect are the tamer Cold War politics." ―Bookreporter
"A fast-moving spy-vs-spy thriller." ―Kirkus Reviews
"A fascinating, fast-paced spy thriller for the modern age, equal parts techno-wizardry and old-school tradecraft, and featuring a terrorist plot that reads like its been ripped from the headlines, SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL is an exciting first entry in what's already a gripping intelligence saga." ―Owen Laukkanen, New York Times bestselling author of THE PROFESSIONALS
"Hard to put down...the story line succeeds in large part because of the gritty and stylish narrative, the virtually nonstop action...those looking for some top-shelf adrenaline-fueled escapism will be rewarded." ―Publishers Weekly
"Merges the brilliant old school spycraft of Charles Cumming and John le Carré with the technology and contemporary feel of Alex Berenson. The action is fast and furious in this hard-as-nails thriller but what sets it apart is McCauley's grasp of how modern spy technology finds and tracks its targets. " ―Library Journal
"(A) fast-paced spy thriller...tautly written, tightly plotted...delivers action and suspense aplenty." ―Booklist
"A fast-moving noir spy thriller...a fun read for fans of classic espionage." ―Kirkus Reviews
"Fans of Jack Bauer rejoice, your new hero just rode into town. Sympathy for the Devil by Terrence McCauley has enough gadgets to satisfy tech junkies and enough character to bring humanity to a story that is all too terrifying in its plausibility." ―Criminal Element
"Intense to the very end, Sympathy for the Devil is a 'must-read' for connoisseur of the genre." ―Midwest Book Review