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No Mortal Thing by Gerald Seymour
  

No Mortal Thing

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January 2016 eBook of the Month.

Italian organised crime is the backdrop for the latest suspenseful page-turner from Gerald Seymour, still on top of his game 40 years after the publication of Harry’s Game. The main players in the novel - Jago Browne, a moral, ordered and honourable young english banker based in Berlin, and Marcantonio Cancello, the ruthless grandson of a Mafia Boss - cross paths and Jago’s life is profoundly changed when he witnesses the futility of pursuing people like these through normal legal channels. Innocent and unworldly he may be but he can’t just walk away and determines to try and make a difference, unaware of how his actions will affect situations and people all over Europe. Colour and context are brought by a panoply of characters and you, the reader, are quickly submersed into all their lives as you get dragged towards the thrilling conclusion.

If you like Gerald Seymour you might also like to read books by Tom Cain, Nelson DeMille and John Stock.

Synopsis

No Mortal Thing by Gerald Seymour

Two young men -Jago and Marcantonio - both studying business and finance: Jago is a kid from a rough part of London who has worked hard to get a job in a bank and is now on a fast-track secondment to the Berlin office. Marcantonio is one of the new generation in the 'Ndrangheta crime families from Calabria, Southern Italy. He is in Germany to learn how to channel their illicit millions towards legitimate businesses all over Europe. When Jago witnesses Marcantonio commit a vicious assault and the police seem uninterested, the Englisman refuses to let the matter drop. But by pursuing the gangster to his grandfather's mountain lair, Jago is stepping into the middle of a delicate surveillance operation, which sets alarm bells ringing in Rome, London and Berlin. It also leads him to Consolata, a young woman who sees in Jago the chance to turn her non-violent protest campaign against the crime families into something altogether more lethal...

Reviews

The portrayal of Bernardo, all-powerful but a virtual prisoner, is Seymour's finest achievement in

first-rate thriller with all the strengths of his recent work: audacity, believability, impeccable pacing, a rich, diverse ensemble of supporting characters. * The Sunday Times * Seymour expertly marshals his plot as Jago inches ever closer to the heart of darkness. A thoroughly engrossing thriller. * Event Magazine, Mail on Sunday * A first-rate thriller with all the strengths of his recent work: audacity, believability, impeccable pacing, [and] a rich, diverse ensemble of supporting characters. * The Sunday Times *


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

7th January 2016

Author

Gerald Seymour

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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback
416 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Action Adventure / Spy
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781444758634

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