It's All about the Story

I’m Mark Chisnell, I'm a novelist and non-fiction author - this is the home of the Kindle-chart-topping Janac’s Games thrillers, and the Burn series featuring Vermont backcountry girl and wannabe-investigative journalist, Sam Blackett.

I used to be a professional sportsman and for a while I worked as a broadcaster. I still do some journalism, and I’ve been lucky enough to write for some of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers, including Esquire and the Guardian.

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The Sniper

Janac is the psychotic modern scourge of South Asia. His first appearance was in the suspense thriller The Defector - it has topped the Kindle thriller charts in the US, UK, Germany and Italy.

The Wrecking Crew is the sequel, and like The Defector it's appeared on charts and gathered great reviews at Amazon, B&N and the iBookStore - both are available at all the major eBook retailers.

The latest installment is The Sniper, and it will be the first of several short stories from Janac's time in Vietnam as a US Marine Corps sniper, and then with US Special Forces and the CIA.

'This is a remarkable thriller – chillingly violent, full of tension and with a very original ending,' said Publishing News about The Defector.
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Powder Burn

BURN with Sam Blackett

If Dragon Tattoo’s Mikael Blomkvist and the Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen could have a love-child, she’d probably be a lot like Sam Blackett...

Powder Burn is the first of a great new series of thrillers featuring Sam, a Vermont backcountry girl and a wannabe investigative journalist.

The follow up is set in China and Detroit, it's called Chinese Burn, and will be out in 2015!

'Chisnell is a favorite of mine and Powder Burn delivers his usual well-researched, fascinating, and fast-paced thriller novel,' said Huffington Post blogger, Nina Sankovitch.
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