Search Results: "Gerald Seymour"


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A DENIABLE DEATH by Gerald Seymour
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Some may be frustrated by the slow pace, as it takes more than 100 pages to even get the team selected and the operation underway, but for patient readers, Seymour's painstaking attention to detail is a plus, as it gives the story an authentic ring and lets the reader experience the mission in real time."
The latest thriller from British author Seymour (The Collaborator, 2011, etc.) isn't the kind you'd turn to for fast action and relentless plot twists. Rather, it's a book for those seriously into espionage who want to absorb every detail of how a spy mission is planned and carried out. Read full book review >

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THE OUTSIDERS by Gerald Seymour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A fresh Spanish setting, a stream of characters with great nicknames like 'the Tractor,' and a mix of British, Eastern European and American crime fighters make Seymour's 29th novel one of his most entertaining."
Overrun with spies, cops and Euro mobsters, Seymour's 29th novel concerns a female MI5 veteran's obsessive need to avenge the death of a young colleague who was kicked to death by a Russian crime lord. Read full book review >

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THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER by Gerald Seymour
Released: March 18, 2005

"Unrushed but thoroughly fascinating look into the making and pursuit of the most frightening kind of terrorist, one of our own."
Once again applying the best techniques of the classic Cold War thriller to the god-awful morass we're now bogged down in, Seymour (A Line in the Sand, 2000, etc.) follows a hate-seeking human projectile into the heart of the Arabian Desert on his way to a reunion with al Qaeda. Read full book review >

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VAGABOND by Gerald Seymour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An author who seemingly can do no wrong, British spymaster Seymour delivers another first-rate effort—this one focused on an old-fashioned hero facing up to new challenges."
Twenty years after the IRA declared a cease-fire in Northern Ireland, a small, unreconstructed group of its members are plotting to buy weapons from a Russian arms dealer. A legendary runner of agents for MI5 known as Vagabond is called out of self-imposed retirement to thwart their efforts to stir up trouble. Read full book review >

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A LINE IN THE SAND by Gerald Seymour
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2000

"Seymour's prose is like his people—unsentimental, spare, tender when necessary—and from top to bottom, the story moves with elegant efficiency. The author's rare gift is to make the monstrous human, and to give face to the faceless."
A subtle sociopolitical commentary wrapped in the carapace of an expertly plotted, nail-biting espionage thriller. Read full book review >

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DEAD GROUND by Gerald Seymour
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"Even with a plague of preachy, meaning-of-it-all soliloquies, Seymour's punchy plotting and vile people work to create a gripping tale of nasty post—Cold War complicity."
Perilously flawed heroes avenge a cold-blooded killing covered up for nearly a decade by ex-Stasi thugs and soulless bureaucrats in a new (if not improved) unified Germany: another superior, character-driven spy story from old pro Seymour (Killing Ground, 1997, etc.) Read full book review >

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CONDITION BLACK by Gerald Seymour
Released: July 17, 1991

"Morally charged, politically astute, and utterly unromantic— an admirably gritty-gray slice of spydom by the ever-reliable Seymour."
An agent-assassin for Iraq runs rampant on British soil in Seymour's powerful and intelligent new thriller, set—and apparently completed—just before Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Read full book review >

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THE DEALER AND THE DEAD by Gerald Seymour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Decades after establishing himself as a master of British spy fiction with Harry's Game, Seymour shows no signs of slowing down or losing relevance."
In 1991, Croatian villagers pooled together their worldly goods to buy weapons to use against advancing Serb forces, only to be left defenseless by a shadowy arms dealer who took the money and ran. Nearly 20 years later, survivors of the brutal attack discover his identity and pay to have him killed to avenge the deaths. Read full book review >

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TIMEBOMB by Gerald Seymour
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Intricately crafted and clocklike in its controlled release of psychological and geopolitical tension."
Embedded as a driver in the London home of Russian money launderer Josef Goldmann, undercover officer Jonathan Carrick's assignment is yielding no useful information. Read full book review >

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RAT RUN by Gerald Seymour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Complex, human, tense, engaged and—in all ways—wonderful. Nobody can touch Gerald Seymour."
An al-Qaeda mastermind slithers across Europe while a soldier rebuilds a ruined life in the London slums in the latest intricate thriller from Seymour (Traitor's Kiss, 2006), modern master of the genre. Read full book review >

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WALKING DEAD by Gerald Seymour
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Heroics, religion, sex, torture, doubt and ever-increasing tension in a cerebral blend. A thriller for all sides of today's war."
A young, would-be Islamic martyr, fitted for an explosive vest, follows orders taking him from Saudi Arabia to the London exurbs, his target known only to the mastermind his American nemesis calls the Twentyman. Read full book review >

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KILLING GROUND by Gerald Seymour
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1997

"An arresting saga of the world that turns on menace, mistrust, moral ambiguity, and vaulting ambition."
An utterly unsentimental and elegantly crafted tale of the global drug trade, from the immensely accomplished Seymour (The Heart of Danger, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >