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Hostage: London

Geoffrey Household

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

A superbly tense classic thriller from the bestselling author of ROGUE MALE.

What happens when a terrorist decides to pull out

Julian Despard is a cell-leader in the ruthless international revolutionary organisation MAGMA. As one of MAGMA's leading activists, he has been responsible for many daring operations, including the recent hijacking of an arms shipment in the Mediterranean.

But then Despard finds out that the cargo he stole was not conventional weaponry but nuclear material. And that the MAGMA leadership intends to use it for a devastating attack on London. Sickened, Despard makes a dramatic personal decision to begin a bloody last-minute mission of his own, only to find himself hunted by both MAGMA gunmen and the police in a race against time to stop certain destruction...

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Geoffrey Household

Geoffrey Household (1900-1988)
Geoffrey Household was a prolific novelist of political thrillers and suspense stories, most notably the classic Rogue Male, which, The Times recently declared, 'remains as exciting and probing as ever'. He was as widely travelled as the settings of his books suggest: after graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford, with a first in English literature he worked abroad for 25 years, and served in British Intelligence during World War II in Greece and the Middle East. He married twice and eventually settled in the English countryside with his wife and three children.

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