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Gerald Seymour exploded onto the literary scene in 1975 with the massive bestseller HARRY'S GAME. The first major thriller to tackle the modern troubles in Northern Ireland, it was described by Frederick Forsyth as 'like nothing else I have ever read' and it changed the landscape of the British thriller forever.

Gerald Seymour was a reporter at ITN for fifteen years. He covered events in Vietnam, Borneo, Aden, the Munich Olympics, Israel and Northern Ireland. He has been a full-time writer since 1978.

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If you like Gerald Seymour you might also like to read books by Martin Cruz Smith, John le Carre and Nelson DeMille.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Gerald Seymour

Jericho's War by Gerald Seymour
Jericho's War
Gerald Seymour
In a moment of nerve shredding suspense that will affect many thousands of lives, a handful of men and women will converge on a barren stretch of Yemeni desert. Each of them will need spirit, courage and immense luck to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/01/2017
No Mortal Thing by Gerald Seymour
No Mortal Thing
Gerald Seymour
January 2016 eBook of the Month. Italian organised crime is the backdrop for the latest suspenseful...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/01/2016
Harry's Game by Gerald Seymour
Harry's Game
Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour is one of our greatest thriller writers - a reputation established with his first novel, Harry's Game, published in 1975 and still as fresh, vibrant and exciting 40 years later. Set in Belfast at the height of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
Vagabond by Gerald Seymour
Vagabond
Gerald Seymour
June 2015 eBook of the Month. The great thriller writer returns to Northern Ireland, the setting of his first novel, Harry’s Game, for this, his thirtieth book. He is ace and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2015
In Honour Bound by Gerald Seymour
In Honour Bound
Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour is a master thriller writer, most famous for Harry’s Game, whose classic books are being reissued to excite a new generation. Set in the Russian Afghan war and first published in 1984, it is fascinating to see Afghanistan...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/12/2014
A Line in the Sand by Gerald Seymour
A Line in the Sand
Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour is a master thriller writer, most famous for Harry’s Game, whose classic books are being reissued to excite a new generation. First published in 1999, the premise to this explosive thriller touches on the absurd but the unusual...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/12/2014
Rat Run by Gerald Seymour
Rat Run
Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour is a master thriller writer, most famous for Harry’s Game, whose classic books are being reissued to excite a new generation. This is one of Seymour’s later books, first published in 2005 and focuses on a disgraced and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/12/2014
Timebomb by Gerald Seymour
Timebomb
Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour is a master thriller writer, most famous for Harry’s Game, whose classic books are being reissued to excite a new generation. The time bomb of the title is literal as we follow a cast of characters on their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/12/2014
Traitor's Kiss by Gerald Seymour
Traitor's Kiss
Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour is a master thriller writer, most famous for Harry’s Game, whose classic books are being reissued to excite a new generation. When the Cold War ended it left a huge gap in thriller writing possibilities which Seymour nicely...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/12/2014
The Contract by Gerald Seymour
The Contract
Gerald Seymour
Johnny Donoghue killed an innocent young woman on duty in Northern Ireland. Dishonourably discharged he wants to win back his honour and only an incredibly dangerous mission will do the trick. Willi Guttmann is a junior diplomat in the Soviet...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
The Untouchable by Gerald Seymour
The Untouchable
Gerald Seymour
Albert William Packer, known to all who know what’s good for them as Mister is the untouchable. He’s one of London’s drug king-pins and has just evaded imprisonment when a huge investigation falls apart and truly believes he’s untouchable. Seeking...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
Archangel by Gerald Seymour
Archangel
Gerald Seymour
One of Gerald Seymour’s absolute best thrillers. Michael Holly is languishing in a Moscow prison, caught as a spy on a simple handover mission, he is supposed to be being exchanged for a Soviet prisoner in London, but when the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
The Glory Boys by Gerald Seymour
The Glory Boys
Gerald Seymour
Though written 30 years ago the plot for this book is chillingly contemporary as three Arabic assassins are sent to London to target an Israeli scientist in town to give an important speech. Their mission is compromised and two are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
Home Run by Gerald Seymour
Home Run
Gerald Seymour
A complex thriller which very much blurs the line – as many of Seymour’s do – about the nature of good and evil and who the bad guys really are. Two deeply personal missions in Iran throw two UK government...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
Vagabond by Gerald Seymour
Vagabond
Gerald Seymour
The great thriller writer returns to Northern Ireland, the setting of his first novel, Harry’s Game, for this, his thirtieth book. He is ace and once hooked you’ve got lots to indulge in to find your favourite. Here we...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
The Corporal's Wife by Gerald Seymour
The Corporal's Wife
Gerald Seymour
A highly complicated, compulsive and intelligent story of espionage and adventure. The corporal’s wife of the title is one Farideh, a strong-minded, feisty woman used by her husband as barter. For her safety the now captured Iranian corporal, driver to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
The Corporal's Wife by Gerald Seymour
The Corporal's Wife
Gerald Seymour
A nail-biting thriller about a small British team of men sent into Iran to smuggle out a feisty, independent, beautiful young woman.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2013
The Unknown Soldier by Gerald Seymour
The Unknown Soldier
Gerald Seymour
I don’t think that Gerald Seymour’s plot-driven thrillers have wavered in their excellence since he started with Harry’s Game and The Glory Boys, but somewhere along his distinguished career he seemed to go out of fashion. Not any...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
Harry's Game by Gerald Seymour
Harry's Game
Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour is one of our greatest thriller writers - a reputation established with his first novel, Harry's Game, published in 1975 and still as fresh, vibrant and exciting 40 years later. Set in Belfast at the height of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/06/2013
A Deniable Death by Gerald Seymour
A Deniable Death
Gerald Seymour
One of our Books of the Year 2013. An epic novel of high courage and low cunning, of life and death in the moral maze of the post-9/11 world. Gerald Seymour expertly explores the moral compromises of the secret world...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/04/2012
A Deniable Death by Gerald Seymour
A Deniable Death
Gerald Seymour
An epic novel of high courage and low cunning, of life and death in the moral maze of the post-9/11 world.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2011
The Dealer and the Dead by Gerald Seymour
The Dealer and the Dead
Gerald Seymour
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. A terrific thriller set in the arms dealing world amid the Serbo-Croat atrocities twenty years ago. It is Seymour's 26th novel so you have a lot more to choose...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2011
The Dealer and the Dead by Gerald Seymour
The Dealer and the Dead
Gerald Seymour
July 2010 Book of the Month. ‘Revenge is a dish best served cold’ ,or so the saying goes, and when a group of Croatian villagers think they have found out...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/07/2010
The Collaborator by Gerald Seymour
The Collaborator
Gerald Seymour
June 2010 Book of the Month. A classic novel by a superb writer using all his skills of storytelling and characterisation to plunge us into the heart of the Mafia world in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/06/2010
The Collaborator: Unabridged Audiobook by Gerald Seymour
The Collaborator: Unabridged Audiobook
Gerald Seymour
This is an unabridged audiobook title. A classic novel by a superb writer using all his skills of storytelling and characterisation to plunge us into the heart of the Mafia world in...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/03/2010
Timebomb by Gerald Seymour
Timebomb
Gerald Seymour
A nail-biting thriller following a plot to sell a former Soviet dirty bomb. With a multitude of characters involved who are either aiding or trying to prevent the plot this makes for a fast paced chase across Russia and Europe....
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2008
The Walking Dead by Gerald Seymour
The Walking Dead
Gerald Seymour
A topical subject of suicide bombers and those who try to catch them. Seymour brings all the action and paced we have come to accept as well as looking in to the deeper moral implications on both sides. Gripping and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2007
Rat Run by Gerald Seymour
Rat Run
Gerald Seymour
We find out in flash back about the events that led to Malachy Kitchen leaving the army in disgrace meanwhile he is living on a run down housing estate trying to piece his life back together and ends up doing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2006
The Unknown Soldier by Gerald Seymour
The Unknown Soldier
Gerald Seymour
I don’t think that Gerald Seymour’s plot-driven thrillers have wavered in their excellence since he started with Harry’s Game and The Glory Boys, but somewhere along his distinguished career he seemed to go out of fashion. Not any...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2005

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