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  • Hodder & Stoughton

No Mortal Thing

Gerald Seymour

6 Reviews

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Fiction, Thriller / suspense

More powerful, more vicious than the Mafia, the 'Ndrangheta are reaching their tentacles of crime from Southern Italy into every country of Europe. Classic Seymour.

Two young men - Jago and Marcantonio - both studying business and finance:
Jago is a kid from a rough part of London who has worked hard to get a job in a bank and is now on a fast-track secondment to the Berlin office.

Marcantonio is one of the new generation in the 'Ndrangheta crime families from Calabria, Southern Italy. He is in Germany to learn how to channel their illicit millions towards legitimate businesses all over Europe.
When Jago witnesses Marcantonio commit a vicious assault and the police seem uninterested, the Englishman refuses to let the matter drop.

But by pursuing the gangster to his grandfather's mountain lair, Jago is stepping into the middle of a delicate surveillance operation, which sets alarm bells ringing in Rome, London and Berlin.

It also leads him to Consolata, a young woman who sees in Jago the chance to turn her non-violent protest campaign against the crime families into something altogether more lethal...

NO MORTAL THING is novel of relentless power and mounting suspense, a brilliant portrayal of organised crime in Europe and the under-resourced men and women who fight it.

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Praise for No Mortal Thing

  • A story of moral ambiguity without a moment's break in the rising tension, Vagabond will appeal to newcomers to Seymour's novels and long-time fans alike. - ABC Radio, Brisbane

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  • Seymour produces the most intelligent writing in the thriller genre. Vagabond bristles with the skill he has developed over the years... the tension here is conjured with authority. - Financial Times

  • Seymour tends to be overshadowed by John le Carre as one of the great British post-Cold War novelists, but Vagabond confirms that he deserves to be seated at the top table. - Irish Times

  • Back on the turf which launched his successful thriller-writing career with Harry's Game, Seymour has lost none of his instincts for gripping plots, fine characterization and a great sense of time and place. - Choice

  • Seymour produces the most intelligent writing in the thriller genre. Vagabond bristles with the skill he has developed over the years... the tension here is conjured with authority. - Financial Times

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Gerald Seymour

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.