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Simon Monk is a spy in San Francisco, attempting to infiltrate one of the largest companies on the Eastern seaboard: Shane International. Using his tech and his contacts and his cunning, Simon will get closer to some sinister dark secrets than anyone ever has… and possibly lose it all after a careless romantic slip. How long can a man pretend to be someone else without losing who they are?

Touch Your Nose

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  • “I really enjoyed this book from fellow Newfoundlander Matthew LeDrew. The corporate espionage and noir tone worked perfectly together to draw the reader into the world, setting up the twists later in the story. While I’m not normally a fan of romance, the elements here were developed well and did a lot of work in service of the story and Simon Monk’s character arc. A great introduction into Ledrew’s Engen Universe!”
    – JRH Lawless, author of Always Greener.

    “Touch Your Nose is a seductive potboiler that pulls you in and leaves your head spinning. LeDrew’s prose elevates this tale of corporate espionage beyond the usual pulp fiction fare, subverting cliches, tropes, and expectations. It’s sexy, clever, and fun with a final twist that will hit readers harder than a right hook from Daniel Craig”
    – Brad Dunne, author of After Dark Vapors

    “Spy Tale meets Corporate Espionage meets Romance meets What the Heck Did I Just Read?” — Ali House, author of The Six Elemental

    “A fascinating dive into an area of the Engen Universe that was sorely in need of expansion.” — Sam Bauer, author of Dark Peaks

    “A wonderfully engaging book! The characters are interesting (especially the protagonist Simon, who I found rather entertaining to read about), the plot is intriguing, and the narration is quite clever! I couldn’t put this book down!” — Jenna Blackmore, author or The Line Madder.

    “{I’ve} Never quite {read} this kind of story before, but thoroughly enjoyed it. A spy/romance with a very unexpected twist.” — Goodreads Review

  • Matthew LeDrew holds an Honours Degree in English from the Memorial University of Newfoundland with a minor in Anthropology, and studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland. He was honoured to be a jury member of the 2018 NLBA awards.

    He has written twenty novels for Engen Books: the ten book Coral Beach Casefiles series, The Long Road, Cinders, Sinister Intent, Faith, Family Values, Jacobi Street, Touch Your Nose, Infinity, The Tourniquet Reprisal, and Exodus of Angels the latter three of which with co-author Ellen Curtis.

    He lives in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

    Since 2007 he has traveled all over Canada promoting his work as well as teaching seminars on writing and publishing. He also helps young Newfoundland authors become published through Engen Books.

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