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Rat Run 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. This is one of Seymour’s later books, first published in 2005 and focuses on a disgraced and traumatised Iraq war veteran who’s desperately trying to hold his life together. When his neighbour is attacked by an addict he gains a sudden focus and goes on a personal vendetta against the drug trade starting with street pushers and escalating up the food chain till his determination brings him up against the Secret Intelligence Service who are going after Al-Qaeda sleeper cells.

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Rat Run by Gerald Seymour

Cowardice is a very dirty word. When Malachy Kitchen, an intelligence officer in Iraq, is accused of running away in the face of enemy fire, his career is left in tatters. Kicked out of the amry, Malachy sinks into despair. He becomes an isolated recluse in a drug-infested London estate. But the mugging of an elderly widow by addicts draws him into a fight to regain his lost pride. His target is the network of narcotics traders. Pushers, dealers and suppliers all form part of that network, and at their head is Ricky Capel, a crime baron responsible for importing hard drugs into the UK. Untouchable up to now, Capel will have to confront an enemy more driven than any of the policemen he has so far successfully outwitted...


'On every possible count, Seymour is the master.' The Sunday Times

'[An] intricate thriller ... Complex, human, tense, engaged and - in all ways - wonderful. Nobody can touch Gerald Seymour.' Kirkus (starred review)

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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18th December 2014


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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


448 pages


Action Adventure / Spy
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