Seymour's explosive thriller shines a light on the Camorra of Naples, a crime organisation even more deadly and vengeful than the Sicilian Mafia.
Deadlier than the Mafia, the Camorra never forget, and never forgive.
She is an Italian accountancy student in London, and her boyfriend Eddie teaches at a language school. But the prime reason Immacolata Borelli came to Britain was to look after her gangster brother, wanted for multiple murders back home in Naples.
For the Borelli clan are major players in the Camorra, a crime network more close-knit and ruthless than the Sicilian Mafia.
Mario Castrolami is a senior Carabinieri investigator of the Camorra, his career dedicated to destroying the corruption and violence of the clans. When Immacolata calls from London to say she is prepared to collaborate with justice - to betray her own family - he knows she is setting in motion a terrifying and unpredictable series of events.
The Borellis will not lose their criminal empire without a vicious fight. They will use anything and anyone to prevent her from giving evidence against them. Even Eddie, and Eddie's life.
Topical, gripping and original...Mr Seymour's packing is tight and controlled and the plot is smoothly engineered. - The Economist.
'The tension is nail biting stuff as we walk down a hallway towards the end.' - Manly Daily
Seymour is back in top form with this topical Mafia thriller. - Weekend Australian
Suspense is a funny thing: It works through what it holds back. It is this principle that drives Gerald Seymour's new thriller The Collaborator. Told from alternating points of view, the action is delivered in measured doses, and it is this holding back that makes the book so compelling. - Law Society Journal
Seymour is not one to cut corners. He does his research, thinks hard about his story and gives us richly imagined novels that bristle with authenticity. - Washington Post
The veteran thriller writer takes the mafia on with devastating results - Observer, Best Books of the Year 2009
Seymour's venture into the world of the film Gomorrah is a terrific success, with memorable main charactters, typically convincing handling of police and criminal methods and a strong climax. - John Dugdale, The Sunday Times
A dense, intensely satisfying thriller from one of the modern masters of the craft, Seymour's latest novel will remind the world just how phenomenally accomplished a thriller writer he is. - Daily Mail
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.