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I don’t think that Gerald Seymour’s plot-driven thrillers have wavered in their excellence since he started with Harry’s Game and The Glory Boys, but somewhere along his distinguished career he seemed to go out of fashion. Not any more, he is now a ‘must read’ in the spy-thriller area. As an ex-reporter from ITV News, he is always topical and has the sort of authenticity that Frederick Forsyth brings to the genre. This is Al Qaeda based with determined, dangerous men pursued by equally determined, dangerous men. It’s atmospheric, taut, pacy and seriously good stuff. I rate him very highly.
Comparisons: Frederick Forsyth, Robert Ludlum, John Le Carré.
Similar this month: Kyle Mills, Joseph Finder.
Hidden in the world’s greatest desert a tiny caravan of fugitives and camels inches towards its goal. It is a place where only the strongest and most determined men will survive. In the caravan one man stands out. His strength, self-imposed discipline and leadership mark him. He is an Outsider whose past is blanked from his memory. And his loyalty to the leadership is total. Searching for him in the limitless dunes are American and British experts in counter-terrorism with a full range of sophisticated electronics at hand. Hunting him from above is the unmanned Predator aircraft, invisible in the cloudless skies, carrying the Hellfire missiles. But he is no easy prey.
If they fail to find and kill him, if he reaches his family and receives his orders, the Outsider will disappear again, before re-emerging in a teeming western city with a suitcase that will wreak havoc, mass murder when it is detonated…
'A superb feat of storytelling by a master of his craft' The Times
'One of the best plotters in the business’ Time Out
'One of Britain's foremost pacy thriller writers’ Sunday Express
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publication date: 01/03/2005
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||1st March 2005|
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
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 ...More About Gerald Seymour