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Harry's Game by Gerald Seymour
  

Harry's Game

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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 troubles, Harry Brown, an Ulsterman and British army officer is sent undercover as a catholic merchant seaman to track down the killer of a Cabinet minister gunned down in front of his family. The characters are richly drawn and from the assassin's nervous movements that open the book to its tense tumultuous end it proves itself one of the best thrillers ever written.

If you like Gerald Seymour you might also like to read books by Brett Battle, Sam Bourne and John le Carre.

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Synopsis

Harry's Game by Gerald Seymour

A British cabinet minister is gunned down on a London street by an IRA assassin. In the wake of national outcry, the authorities must find the hitman. But the trail is long cold, the killer gone to ground in Belfast, and they must resort to more unorthodox methods to unearth him. Ill prepared and poorly briefed, undercover agent Harry Brown is sent into the heart of enemy territory to infiltrate the terrorists. But when it is a race against the clock, mistakes are made and corners cut.

Reviews

'Absorbing from beginning to end... the sort of book that makes you lose track of time'

New York Times

'Evokes the atmosphere and smell of the back streets of Belfast as nothing else I have ever read Frederick Forsyth'

Sunday Express

'A though thriller, vibrant with suspense'

Evening Standard

'Devastatingly good... you can smell the mean streets where the terrorists hide Spectator First rate... Edge-of-the-seat reading'

Washington Post

About the Author

Gerald Seymour

Gerald Seymour was our Guest Editor in August 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

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.

Author Photo © Gillian Seymour

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Publication date

20th June 2013

Author

Gerald Seymour

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Action Adventure / Spy
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ISBN

9781444760019

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