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Traitor's Kiss 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. When the Cold War ended it left a huge gap in thriller writing possibilities which Seymour nicely works around in this end of the Cold War masterpiece. Viktor Archenko, a high ranking Soviet naval officer has been passing secrets to MI6 for four years when suddenly the information stops. His handlers know he’s in trouble and the time has come to get him out but the political situation has changed and things aren’t as cut and dried as they used to be. Full of flashbacks to the Cold War’s height and with plenty of cute references to his earlier work that will delight Seymour’s die-hard fans this is a master thriller writer at the very top of his game.

If you like Gerald Seymour you might also like to read books by Daniel Silva, Frederick Forsyth and Martin Cruz Smith.

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Synopsis

Traitor's Kiss by Gerald Seymour

An English trawler strays into Russian waters. When it returns, the captain has a package to deliver to British intelligence. For the next four years a high-ranked Russian naval officer, Viktor Archenko, passes valuable information to MI6. Suddenly the flow of information stops. His contacts in London know nothing about him - but they know that he's under suspicion. The time has come to get him out. But the new breed now playing the spy game have no interest in irrelevant Cold War sparring or the risk of a scandal. There are deals to be done, alliances to be made. They would rather leave Archenko to fend for himself. Only one veteran agent realises that there is much more at stake than one man's life. Only he dares ask the question: if the war is over, who will fight the peace?

Reviews

'A clever, informed and wordly cynical story about arrogance, obsession and tragedy' The Times

'A genuinely exciting epic... the novel has a truely memorable final chapter... entertaining' Independent

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

Action Adventure / Spy
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781444760415

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