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In Honour Bound by Gerald Seymour
  

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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 at the height of the Cold War thirty years later. Very much exploring themes of honour and duty between a British SAS captain who’s dropped in to scupper a Soviet helicopter, the local Mujahadeen resistance whose assistance he’ll need to succeed and the Soviet soldiers they’re fighting. A tense and gripping classic Cold War thriller.

If you like Gerald Seymour you might also like to read books by Christopher Reich, Tom Cain and Brett Battle.

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In Honour Bound by Gerald Seymour

Barney Crispin, a Captain in the SAS, is as tough as they come. He is sent on an urgent mission to the Afghanistan border: to destroy one of the Soviet Mi-24 helicopters, a highly sophisticated and virtually invulnerable piece of military equipment, and retrieve the hardware. In order to do so, he needs the help of the Mujahidin resistance and must first train them in the ways of stealth and sabotage. But the guerillas he trains are ill-equipped and disorganised. Their attempt fails and several of them are killed in the process. Against orders and with only eight missiles and a local boy as his guide, Barney decides to undertake the mission alone, his own solitary battle for vengeance...

Reviews

'A riveting battle of wits' Evening Standard

'Action is what Mr Seymour does best... genuinely exciting' The Times

'His novels read like tomorrow's papers' Daily Express

'Not since John Le Carre has the emergence of an international suspense novelist been as stunning as that of Gerald Seymour' Los Angeles Times

'Solid action' Kirkus Reviews

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

18th December 2014

Author

Gerald Seymour

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www.geraldseymour.co.uk/

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
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Thriller / suspense
Adventure
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781444760132

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