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  • Hodder & Stoughton


Simon Conway

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense

APOCALYPSE NOW meets THE MALTESE FALCON in a wildly original thriller from CWA award-winning writer Simon Conway.

In a war of lies, the truth can kill.

Jonah Said is a loner and a troublemaker, shipped off by the British army to work with the UN in the buffer zone between Kuwait and Iraq, because they want him out of harm's way.

Big mistake.

From the minute he lands, Jonah becomes drawn into a deadly spiral of corruption and conspiracy involving Russians, Americans, Arabs and Brits - and none of them tells the truth.

And the truth is more dangerous than even Jonah can imagine.

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Praise for Rage

  • Atmosphere, intrigue and one of the most impressive new political thrillers I've read in many a month - Shots Magazine

  • A dizzying journey starring international terrorists, Uday Hussein, freelance salvage merchants and a container full of suffocated Kuwaiti businessman. Simon Conway's writing is authoritative and authentic. RAGE is a thriller that manages to balance adrenalin with intelligence. - Scotland on Sunday

  • Excellent story set in the a word: Great - The Herald Sun

  • Conway writes with brutal immediacy, his mordant irony resonating uncomfortably even as it entertains...Grim, kinetic thriller set against an unconventional and inspired backdrop - Kirkus Reviews

  • Debut of a roaring and prodigal talent ... Not so much a novel as a life experience. Don't miss it. - Literary Review on DAMAGED

  • Good background, with an on-the-nail summary of Northern Ireland wheeling and dealing...and a wild Celtic streak that marks Conway as one to watch. - The Guardian on DAMAGED

  • Imagine John le Carre on bad acid - edgy, twisted and very, very dark. - Howard Marks on DAMAGED

  • A debut novel to rival The Beach. - Publishing News on DAMAGED

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Simon Conway

Simon Conway is a former British Army officer and international aid worker. He has cleared landmines and the other debris of war across the world. As Co-Chair of the Cluster Munition Coalition he successfully campaigned to achieve an international ban on cluster bombs.

He is a director at The HALO Trust, coordinating the charity's response to the urbanisation of warfare and growing use of improvised explosive devices.

He lives in Glasgow with his wife the journalist and broadcaster Sarah Smith. He has two daughters.

A LOYAL SPY, his third novel, won the 2010 CWA Steel Dagger Award for Best Thriller of the year.

Visit Simon Conway's website at and follow Simon on Twitter @simongconway and Instagram @simongconway

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