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Home Run by Gerald Seymour
  

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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 departments into conflict with one another as an MI6 officer and his handler seek revenge for his family’s murders and the Defence Secretary demands those responsible for the drugs that killed his daughter be found and eliminated. Soon the MI6 handler is thrust into the middle of both investigations and into serious danger.

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

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Synopsis

Home Run by Gerald Seymour

Mattie Furniss has run British Intelligence agents in Iran from his desk in London for two decades. But when he is ordered to the country himself, it is clear that times are desperate. One of Furniss' key informants and close friends is Charlie Eshraq, a young Iranian whose family was murdered during the revolution. Charlie is determined to avenge their deaths and becomes involved in drug smuggling to fund his campaign. When the daughter of a prominent MP dies from a heroin overdose and the British establishment demands a crackdown on Iranian drug traffickers, Mattie and Charlie suddenly find themselves alone in the spider's web. In a hostile environment where their every move is watched, will they be able to escape alive?

Reviews

'A superb thriller... Seymour is a brilliant storyteller.'

-Sunday Express

'Fast and action-packed... Everything the modern novel ought to be but rarely is.'

- Financial Times

'He spins one of the world's best yarns with the laid-back laconicism of the hardened pro.'

-The Times

'Seymour carries it off with bravura, balancing the dilemma with fast jabbing action.'

-Guardian

'Seymour's story ties us expertly in knot. A spy thriller of quality.'

-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

2nd June 2014

Author

Gerald Seymour

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Action Adventure / Spy
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781444760217

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