Those of us of a certain age will remember Gearald Seymour as a correspondent on ITN news back in the day. Since then he has had a long and successful career as a novelist, and this is his latest work.
Readers of his previous books will know already that they are unfailingly impeccably researched and well written, and this book is no exception. Set in Yemen, the plot revolves around a British Intelligence plan to eliminate a high value target in the war against Al Qaeda. As always with Seymour’s books, it is something of a slow burner and takes a while to build up its full momentum. However, when it does, in the last hundred pages, it is unputdownable!
This is a novel, typical of the author’s style, that deals in the grim realities of life (and death), where things don’t always turn out alright in the end, and the protagonists don’t always ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after.
This is an excellent read overall – there are, to be fair, a few slow sections, but stick with it and you won’t be disappointed by the gripping conclusion.
Length of Read:Long
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
Other Seymour novels, action thrillers in general – if you’ve not read any of his previous work it’s well worth investigating.
One thing you’ve learned
I love disappearing for a few hours into a long book such as this, which really captures your imagination with its vivid description of its complex characters and the physical locations in which the action unfolds.