A classic thriller from a master of the genre.
THE TARGET: Israel's leading nuclear scientist, giving a lecture in London.
THE ASSASSIN: A Palestinian terrorist, the lone survivor of a three-man hit squad ambushed by Israeli Intelligence in France while on their way to London.
THE MERCENARY: Ciaran McCoy, formerly of the IRA, and The Assassin's only contact in London.
THE MAVERICK: Jimmy, an alcoholic, over-the-hill MI5 agent assigned to protect the Israeli scientist. Jimmy is arguably the most dangerous of the lot, but only when sober. Will he be able to prevent a brutal killing?
A well-written, fast-moving and infinitely superior thriller - Daily Mail
Expertly handled... the climax is bloody and violent - Daily Express
The atomsphere, plot and characterisation are highly realistic and the tension is maintained throughout - Daily Telegraph
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.