The past will have its day in a gripping thriller by the 'modern master of the craft'.
In a village on the Suffolk coast, Frank Perry waits for his past to arrive. A decade before he spied for the Government on the Iranian chemical and biological weapon installations. His information damaged their killing capacity for years.
Now, Iran will have its revenge and has despatched their most deadly assassin to fulfil the task. Codenamed the Anvil, he will move with stealth towards his chosen objective unless Perry's protectors can reach him first.
As he draws nearer, the ring of steel around Perry grows tighter. But against a faceless adversary, and with the job fatally compromised by the stifling political bureaucracy surrounding it, there seems little chance that the past will not have its day once more...
Brilliantly written and deserving of the Book Prize, if only it wasn't so populist - Mail on Sunday
Gripping momentum... Depth of characterisation, wealth of colour and detail, and precision of prose... New vintage stuff - The Times
Brilliantly crafted - Sunday Times
A classic... Maybe his best yet - The Times
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.
Gerald was interviewed recently on Andrew Marr's Sleuths, Spies and Sorcerers on BBC TV.