Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

In Honour Bound by Gerald Seymour
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

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 Nelson DeMille, Christopher Reich and Tom Cain.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

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

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

18th December 2014

Author

Gerald Seymour

More books by Gerald Seymour
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.geraldseymour.co.uk/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...

Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
eBook Favourites

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

ISBN

9781444760132

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

Lovereading is a wonderful way to expand my literary horizons, discover inspiring authors & get the chance to read new novels first. #loveit

Zarina de Ruiter

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

Lovereading always comes up with great suggestions and has introduced me to enjoyable books and new authors to discover.

Gaynor Passmore

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools