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The Glory Boys by Gerald Seymour
  

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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 killed en route but with the third determined to complete his mission, and his London-based contact willing to help, the MI5 officer assigned to keep the scientist alive must use all his experience to succeed. But first he needs to stay sober for long enough. Gripping, page-turning and hugely enjoyable.

If you like Gerald Seymour you might also like to read books by Tom Cain, Sam Bourne and Lee Child.

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Synopsis

The Glory Boys by Gerald Seymour

THE TARGET: Israel's leading nuclear scientist, giving a lecture in London. THE ASSASSIN: A Palestinian terrorist, the lone survivor of a three-man hit squad ambushed by Israeli Intelligence in France while on their way to London. THE MERCENARY: Ciaran McCoy, formerly of the IRA, and The Assassin's only contact in London. THE MAVERICK: Jimmy, an alcoholic, over-the-hill MI5 agent assigned to protect the Israeli scientist. Jimmy is arguably the most dangerous of the lot, but only when sober. Will he be able to prevent a brutal killing?

Reviews

'A well-written, fast-moving and infinitely superior thriller' Daily Mail

'Expertly handled... the climax is bloody and violent' Daily Express

'The atomsphere, plot and characterisation are highly realistic and the tension is maintained throughout' Daily Telegraph

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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Book Info

Publication date

23rd October 2014

Author

Gerald Seymour

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Action Adventure / Spy
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781444760033

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