CXVI The Beginning of the End (Book 1 of the trilogy)

CXVI The Beginning of the End (Book 1 of the trilogy)

'read all three books in this trilogy and it just got better and better and what a finale'

Amazon reviewer

CXVI Desperate Measures  (Book 3 in the CXVI Trilogy)


'[Maria is] one of my favourite characters in modern literature' Amazon TOP 500 reviewer

'Fast-paced and well written!' 

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An utterly gripping espionage thriller

Arms dealing. Murder. Corruption. 

In Africa, Taylor Hudson reaches the stark realisation that she is in imminent danger.

Time is nearly up when, out of nowhere, she is thrown a lifeline.  Left with little option, she places her trust in a complete stranger. But who is this stranger and why the interest in saving her?

The answers lie 6,000 miles away, deep inside the British Secret Intelligence Service, where a former, disgraced, senior officer is attempting to work his way back into the heart of the organisation. But what are his real intentions? 

What ensues is a deadly game of bluff, double-bluff and triple-bluff.

Can The China Teacup survive this time?

'Top Draw' M A Comley,

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author 

Angie Smith was born in Doncaster and educated at Huddersfield University where she graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Education and Training. After a long career in adult education, training and performance management she retired early to pursue other ventures.

 She travels extensively, and was nominated for an award on her knowledge transfer partnerships work, during which she co-produced and presented a journal article at the International Social Work Conference in Durban.

Unfortunately in 2013 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and, following a year of extensive and gruelling treatment, her desire to write was rekindled. Her highly acclaimed CXVI Trilogy inspired the creation of her fourth novel, The Spy Who Chipped The China Teacup.

She currently lives in West Yorkshire with her husband, youngest son and two dogs.

'You must read this novel...

You won’t be disappointed!' A Book Lovers' Blog

'One of the best stories I have read in years'

Peter Best, author

'Brilliant Thriller'  LOVEBOOKS on Amazon

'[Maria is] one of my favourite characters in modern literature' Amazon TOP 500 reviewer

'Fantastic fast-paced, edge of you seat story'

DeeCee Book blog

'Would make an awesome movie'

T Michaells, author 

The Spy Who Chipped The China Teacup


'...Barnes, I love her and want to be her' The Wildfish Reviewer

'Brilliant!' John Nicholl, author

'..the first book totally blew me away. Well, this is better!' Goodreads review

CXVI Secrets Broken (Book 2 in the CXVI Trilogy)



Ignite (Amazon Top 1000 reviewer