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Six Degrees of Assassination

Written by: M J Arlidge
Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, Clive Mantle, Clare Grogan, Geraldine Somerville, Julian Rhind-Tutt
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  • Summary

  • On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It's just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory. Suddenly, a man appears out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

    Step forward Alex Cartwright (Andrew Scott), MI5 Chief Counter Terrorism Officer who must find out the truth. But it's easier said than done, as he discovers that whoever ordered the assassination has covered their tracks very well indeed. Along with Ellen Townsend, his trusted second-in-command, Cartwright finds himself embroiled in a race against time which leads him into the murky heart of Westminster... and beyond.

    From the pen of renowned screenwriter and novelist M J Arlidge, featuring an established British cast and with an exclusively-composed musical score, Six Degrees of Assassination is truly a thriller not to be missed.

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  • Ep. 1: I
    Jan 9 2018

    On a sullen July day, ten years on from the terrorist attacks of 7/7, a confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is attending a charity engagement in the East End of London. Suddenly, a man appears from the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

    So starts this sensational thriller from best-selling novelist and screenwriter, M J Arlidge (BBC's Prime Suspect, the DI Helen Grace novels).

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    28 mins
  • Ep. 2: II
    Jan 9 2018

    The Prime Minister is dead. Shot down by unknown forces but presumed to be an extremist terrorist attack. Can MI5's Chief Counter Terrorism Officer, Alex Cartwright (Andrew Scott), uncover the truth behind the assassination?

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    33 mins
  • Ep. 3: III
    Jan 9 2018

    MI5's Alex Cartwright discovers that whoever ordered the assassination of the Prime Minister has covered their tracks very well indeed. Can he uncover them in time to prevent further atrocities?

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    29 mins

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requires suspension of disbelief

As long as you look past an international relations situation that would NEVER happen this is an excellent story performed extremely well by a great cast.

I very much enjoyed this audiobook and will look for other works by the author.

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couldn't stop listening

great story, great performances. Hope there storyline has a sequel. I couldn't put it down.

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Riveting!

I couldn't stop listening! Great story and it kept me guessing right until the end.

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Great story - Highly recommend!!

Kept me on the edge of my seat! A true who done it. Well produced.

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A Nail- biter!

Great voice actors, good plot with twist at the end. Definitely worth a listen!

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Classic British Audio Drama

So well done! Gripping story, great weekend binge listen. Awesome production and acting. Loved it!

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Will keep you listening!

I was looking forward to my next commute just to find out what was happening. The performances were amazing, I found myself cheering for individuals like they were real personalities.

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fast paced thriller

Great story and performances. I Loved every suspenseful moment and plot turns I didnt see coming.

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Plot twists around every corner!

Some cheezy and overly mellowdramic parts but overall very good. Had me guessing and then suprized several times. More than worth a listen

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an unexpectedly fabulous listen!!!

this is a format based on the old radio drama (multi cast, sound effects, etc) and it's amazing! I highly recommend.

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