In the vastness of the Empty Quarter of Saudi Arabia - American and British experts in counter-terrorism search for a band of fugitives. They, in turn, are searching for and seeking to join the leaders of Al Qaeda. They must be found and killed before they can cause havoc and death in the Western world.
Hidden in the world's greatest desert a tiny caravan of fugitives inches towards its goal. It is a place where only the strongest and most determined will survive. In the caravan one man stands out. His strength, self-imposed discipline and leadership mark him. He is an Outsider - whose past is blanked from his memory. And his loyalty to the leadership is total.
Searching for him in the limitless dunes are American and British experts in counter-terrorism with a full range of sophisticated electronics at hand. Hunting him from above is the unmanned Predator aircraft, invisible in the cloudless skies, carrying the Hellfire missiles. But he is no easy prey.
If they fail to find and kill him, if he reaches his family and receives his orders, the Outsider will disappear again, before re-emerging in a teeming western city with a suitcase that will wreak mass murder when it is detonated...
Alarmingly prescient and utterly chilling... Exquisitely paced and written, this is one of the best thrillers of the year - Irish Independent
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.