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Archangel by Gerald Seymour
  

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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 prisoner dies of a heart attack the deal is off. Had he been a simple British citizen things might not be so complicated but Michael was born Mikhail Holovich to Russian parents who’d fled to Britain at the end of the war and so he’s categorised as a traitor and sent to one of the most brutal prison camps to while away his sentence. But Michael is determined to survive and to get out and suddenly the prison officials have more on their hands than they – or Holly’s MI6 handler back home – had anticipated.

If you like Gerald Seymour you might also like to read books by Tom Cain, Martin Cruz Smith and John Stock.

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Synopsis

Archangel by Gerald Seymour

When British Intelligence asks Michael Holly, a mechanical engineer, to run an errand for them in the Soviet Union, the consequences of capture are never mentioned. But what seems a simple handover carries unimaginable risks, and now Holly is facing fifteen years imprisoned in a gulag in the midst of the frozen tundra. Along with his fellow inmates, Holly has to find the strength to fight the camp's brutal regime in any way he can. But Camp 3 is the place where hopes and dreams are brought to die. Against the might of the Soviet state, is Michael Holly strong enough to sustain his will to survive?

Reviews

'An amazing feat of storytelling... Too good to miss' The Scotsman

'Written with terrifying, informed immediacy, this holds like barbed wire' Evening Standard

'A novel of great distinction' Daily Mail


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

23rd October 2014

Author

Gerald Seymour

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Action Adventure / Spy
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781444760118

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