'Mario Puzo, eat your heart out.' The Times
A young English schoolteacher, Charlotte Parsons, is invited to resume her job as nanny to the children of a well-to-do Sicilian family.
But this time Charley is the central figure in a desperate plot by the US Drug Enforcement Agency to trap Mario Ruggerio, would-be head of the Sicilian Mafia, the man who masterminds a multi-billion dollar international drugs trade.
Charley is to be the bait in the trap and, in deciding to return to the Ruggerio family in Palermo, is about to enter the killing ground...
The best mafia thriller since Mario Puzo's The Godfather. - Daily Mail
A tense, taut tale of mounting suspense and emotional drama. A thriller in the true sense of the word. Mario Puzo, eat your heart out. - The Times
A plot that drives remorselessly onward. One of Britain's most skilful practitioners of thriller writing in its most authentic and well-paced variety. - Sunday Express
Skilful and exciting... An engrossing read. - Sunday 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.