Critics will argue that there’s no other “hero” in literature quite like Max Sargent. The everyday, seemingly-boring executive and long-since former Marine, has his life overturned by MI5, after he’s forced to help them blow the lid off some potentially devastating corporate corruption.

In the ‘Max Sargent’ books series, Ben Colt leads readers through an office spy crime mystery, into an increasingly dangerous international action adventure involving corrupt foreign intelligence services. His corporate skills, bravery and Commando experience are all tested to breaking point.

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A director intending to whistle blow on the Dark Corporation global security firm, mysteriously dies before meeting MI5.

​Max Sargent has become a successful business Procurement Officer, with a distant and harrowing past in the Commandos. Following a business indiscretion, MI5 offer him clemency to find out what’s happening at Dark.

​Max uses his corporate agility to uncover leads, whilst staying one step ahead of the controlling founder Frank Dark, who’s planning something big, and destructive. His assignment gets increasingly dangerous, taking him from the UK to India, Hong Kong and the Caribbean.

​Discovering the involvement of a foreign Intelligence Service, Max finds himself being the only person with a chance of averting an impending global catastrophe.

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MI5 discover that someone is selling military secrets and must find out what's happening at a large British Arms company, from within.

​Max Sargent goes in undercover and discovers a number of suspects. Using designs for the latest Omega long range sniper system as bait, he seeks out the shocking identity of the corporate thief.

​But MI5 also want the arms broker and the end buyer. Max must continue to follow the Omega trail, now masquerading as the corporate spy selling the designs.

​The underworld and a foreign Intelligence Service are involved. Max's trail takes him to several European destinations, as the mission gets more dangerous, ending with a tense chase and revelations.



After a large bank is attacked with no sign of the perpetrators, MI5 Cyber are called in to help the Met investigate.

Max must follow his instincts and in chasing down leads, infiltrate a suspect data company.

His personal, military and professional loyalties are tested. To maintain his cover, he's forced to participate in a daring crime, of passion.

A foreign power then blackmails them to undertake an outrageous heist for revenge, striking at the seat of power, to humiliate the United Kingdom.

To find out what they're planning, Max must join them, in the crime of the century! The treason trap is set, if Max gets caught, he'll have to make amends!

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Max investigates the surprising assassination of an influential Chief Executive of a large utility firm.

As he digs into the victim’s background, associates and business dealings, the likelihood of favouritism, bribery and insider trading becomes more apparent.

His leads start to point to a revived sinister and secret business networking organisation, fronted by a large, expanding corporation.

Max chases down evidence and suspects in the UK, Italy, West Indies and America, whilst the order decide he must be silenced.

Culminating in a deadly mix of infiltration, cunning and bluff, with a race to secure vital proof, can Max bring down and expose the dangerous sect?