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Timebomb 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. The time bomb of the title is literal as we follow a cast of characters on their journey to Sobibor where an ex-KGB officer is selling a nuclear suitcase bomb to the highest bidder. But it’s also metaphorical as Seymour delves deep into the past to Nazi brutality and the atrocities of Sobibor concentration camp and how the wounds they left are far from healed. Christopher Reich, Frederick Forsyth, Daniel Silva

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

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Timebomb by Gerald Seymour

Russian Bomb Dismissed from a top secret Soviet nuclear base in the last days of communism, a KGB Major steals a suitcase bomb and buries it in his backyard. Sixteen years later he's going to sell it - to the highest bidder. British Agent The only man standing between the world and Armageddon is an undercover police officer who has infiltrated the criminal gang acting as middlemen, and an MI6 team trailing him across Europe. Deadly Mix But can his loyalties be trusted? Whose side is he really on? If he fails, and the bomb gets through, the damage would be incalculable. The back-up team must find their man at all costs and protect him - from himself...

Reviews

'A long, distinguished career as an ITV war reporter gives Seymour's books absolute authenticity. He knows how the nuts and bolts of undercover surveillance and terrorism work.' Guardian

'Intricately crafted and clocklike in its controlled release of psychological and geopolitical tension.' Kirkus Reviews

'[An] excellent, multi-layered novel ... The thrills and action in this fascinating cloak and dagger story pile on and the author keeps the suspense of what will happen almost until the last page.' Eurocrime

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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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Science Fiction
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781444760491

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