A gripping battle for vengeance from the 'best thriller writer in the world today'.
Barney Crispin, a Captain in the SAS, is as tough as they come. He is sent on an urgent mission to the Afghanistan border: to destroy one of the Soviet Mi-24 helicopters, a highly sophisticated and virtually invulnerable piece of military equipment, and retrieve the hardware. In order to do so, he needs the help of the Mujahidin resistance and must first train them in the ways of stealth and sabotage.
But the guerillas he trains are ill-equipped and disorganised. Their attempt fails and several of them are killed in the process. Against orders and with only eight missiles and a local boy as his guide, Barney decides to undertake the mission alone, his own solitary battle for vengeance...
Not since John Le Carre has the emergence of an international suspense novelist been as stunning as that of Gerald Seymour - Los Angeles Times
Action is what Mr Seymour does best... genuinely exciting - The Times
Solid action - Kirkus Reviews
His novels read like tomorrow's papers - Daily Express
Gerald Seymour spent fifteen years as an international television news reporter with ITN, covering Vietnam, the Middle East, and terrorism across the world. Seymour was on the streets of Londonderry on Bloody Sunday, and was a witness to the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics.
Gerald Seymour's first novel was the acclaimed thriller Harry's Game, set in Belfast. He has since written twenty-four more novels, of which six have been filmed for television in the UK and US.